[Updated 10 May 2022]
If you've always wanted to go hiking in Singapore and explore hidden hiking trails but never managed to do so, we feel you! The thought of rugged pathways and hilly terrains can seem daunting. But who says that hiking has to be difficult? Now that restrictions have relaxed, you can go on a simple hike with your loved ones! But if you only have a short time to spend outdoors this weekend, don't fret. Here are 8 easy walking and hiking trails in Singapore that you can complete in less than 1 hour!
Easy Hiking Trails In Singapore
1. Berlayer Creek Boardwalk
The Berlayer Creek Boardwalk is where you’d find one of the two remaining mangrove swamps in Southern Singapore! As part of the Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk and the Southern Ridges, there’s rich flora and fauna here, from mangroves to rocky shores and mudflats. Take a walk on the boardwalk to get close to the mangroves and listen to the sounds of birds and crickets as you move along. There are several lookout points along the way for you to just stop and soak in the natural atmosphere. The walking trail is less than 1km but you can extend your walk by heading to Labrador Park and the Bukit Chermin Boardwalk to get a stunning view of Sentosa and the sea!
P.S. Looking for more? Check out our ultimate guide to hiking in Singapore.
2. Jurong Lake Gardens
Living in the West and planning a leisurely and scenic stroll? Head over to Jurong Lake Gardens! Take in the breathtaking views of Jurong Lake or immerse in nature at the walking trails and scenic boardwalks. The Rasau Walk goes through a freshwater swamp habitat and there are over 50 species of plants. There are also plenty of IG-worthy spots from the lone tree to the Grasslands and more. Check out our guide to Jurong Lake Gardens to find out more!
P.S. Going off the beaten path? Check out these hidden hiking trails in Singapore!
3. Punggol Waterway Park
Cutting through Punggol Town, this park is perfect for all sorts of leisure activities across its 4 zones. Take a slow walk along its winding tracks and admire the waterside view along the promenade, or just sit back and relax. What's great is that you can easily enter or exit the park as and when you like. So, you can decide how long you want to spend on the walking trail. You can even rent your own inline skates or bike at Bikes @ Waterway located at SAFRA Punggol!
P.S. Here are top 8 nature spots in Singapore near halal food!
4. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
As one of the largest urban parks in central Singapore, the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is a picturesque spot for you to take a break! The main highlight here is its meandering river and Pond Gardens which will be a feast for your eyes ? While you're on the walking trail here, you can enjoy a wide array of flora and fauna, accompanied by the soothing sound of the river.
P.S. The Bishan-AMK Park is part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail. Check out our guide to the trail here!
5. Changi Point Coastal Walk
Experience a slower pace of life at Changi by taking a stroll on the Changi Point Coastal Walk! With the sound of waves crashing and splendid view of yachts and the sea, this 2.2 km walking trail brings you from Changi Beach to the northern coast of Changi. The highlight here is the kelong boardwalk ?
#HHWT Tip: Don't miss out on a breathtaking sunset here!
P.S. Planning to go on a long-distance hike? Check out our guide to the Green Corridor!
6. Singapore Botanic Gardens
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Singapore's very own UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Botanic Gardens is one of Singapore's largest and most gorgeous parks with several specialised gardens boasting a rich variety of flora and fauna. While a leisurely walk from the North to South of the park is only about 2 km, there's plenty to explore at the gardens, from the Evolution Garden to Learning Forest, the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden and more. Check out our guide to the Singapore Botanic Gardens for more!
7. Hampstead Wetlands Park
Don't have time to visit Sungei Buloh or Pulau Ubin? Add Hampstead Wetlands Park to your list instead! This green sanctuary and a rustic spot in Seletar is a haven for local flora and fauna. The walking trail is perfect for a quiet weekend getaway in the middle of the busy city. Take a stroll on the winding boardwalk, and get ready to spot some interesting birds flitting about!
8. Lower Peirce Trail
Often overshadowed by MacRitchie Reservoir, why not head to the underrated Lower Peirce Reservoir Park for your next hike? The 900-metre Lower Peirce walking trail will bring you through lush secondary forests and along the edge of Singapore’s second-oldest reservoir. Take in the fresh air and admire the breathtaking views of the reservoir while you’re here! This beginner-friendly trail is perfect for a leisurely hike with friends and family.
Now, there's no more excuse for you not to go hiking this weekend ? No matter how busy your weekend is, you can squeeze in some time to explore these easy walking trails in Singapore. Time to call your loved ones and plan a hiking day!