Follow winding rainforest trails lined with tall trees and lush flora at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. This natural space surrounds a deep quarry, characterized by its deep waters and tall cliffs. The reserve has many hiking trails to follow of varying lengths and difficulty. Travel with the help of a knowledgeable guide, or opt to explore on your own. There is periodic signage posted throughout. Adventurous visitors can opt to tour the reserve on the the dedicated mountain bike trail. Journey to the summit for panoramic views of the quarry below. A nearby old railroad makes for a great photo opportunity, enhanced by sightings of the local monkey population. PutBukit Timah Nature Reserve into our Singapore journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve reviews
Singapore isn't really renowned for its hiking, but this is one of the best spots. There are a lot of monkeys around this area.
Singapore isn't really renowned for its hiking, but this is one of the best spots. There are a lot of monkeys around this area. more »
Overall, the climb posted a decent challenge, especially for people who are relatively out of shape and need more acclimatisation. In addition, there are loose pebbles and rocks along the way, with...
Overall, the climb posted a decent challenge, especially for people who are relatively out of shape and need more acclimatisation. In addition, there are loose pebbles and rocks along the way, with... more »
One of the best parks in Singapore. The MTB trails are top 3 in Singapore. They are fairly technical so it would be advisable to start on less difficult terrain if you’re new to MTB (maybe Chestnut...
One of the best parks in Singapore. The MTB trails are top 3 in Singapore. They are fairly technical so it would be advisable to start on less difficult terrain if you’re new to MTB (maybe Chestnut... more »
Nice to find shady trails with some elevation. It's difference vibes compared to my other favorite trails in East Coast Park, it's much more woodsy here and climbing to the summit provides up and down trails. While I was planning to continue to Dairy Farm Nature Park after the Summit, that was not possible as the trail to the Dairy Farm is closed (both upper and lower loop trails). Within The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, a large portion of Jungle Fall Path is also closed off for maintenance. See photos posted for closure details. I opted to detour through South View Path on the way to the Summit and was rewarded with quieter trail, albeits lots of staircase up and down. Also, took the staircase to the Summit instead of winding through the main trail. It's steep but thankfully shorter distance. Took the main trail down to the park exit - after a detour due to closure of Dairy Farm Loop and Jungle Fall Path trails. It's one of my favorite trails - shady trails and lots of birds and large trees. PS: The visitor centre is just OK but the vending machines sell a good selection of cold drinks.
Bukit Timah Nature Resserve is a great nature treasure well preserved for posterity. Great place to exercise amidst nature. 👍🌟. If you are lucky, you get to see exotic birds , the monitor lizards and of course chicken running around in the jungle. Before you start your hike, kindly ensure that you are well hydrated and have used the restroom if necessary. Once you are on your way up, you won't find water until you return to base station. The steep slope UP 🆙⬆️ can be a bit of a challenge if you are not fit and so are the stairs for those who are not used to rigours of a climb. What i did not like about this place was the tarred road going up/ down was and is not well maintained 👎👎. It was easy to trip / sprain your ankle unless you were careful. In addition there are dry leaves and it could potentially lead to a skidding misadventure. I really wish the tarred areas are well maintained and the dry leaves are cleared in time. Just as much as I love this wonderful Nature Reserve, I also hope that the tarred road up/ down is well maintained, in addition to clearing of the dried leaves.
I took public transport from downtown to come to this hiking trail. It was a nice trail, easy-medium level. I saw a lot of monkeys on the way back. Only few people were doing this hike on a weekday.
Beautiful Nature Reserve - The first part of walking was the toughest - since the slope was very steep - Highly recommend taking a water bottle, mosquito patch and some sunscreen - The entire walk is very beautiful especially listening to the sounds of the birds and insects - Watch out for Monkeys - There are different trails to walk - follow the maps which are setup through the trail - There are also benches available at different location to sit and relax - Very difficult to go if it’s raining - MRT is walkable distance - There is also a nice car park available - Just near the visitor centre there is a restroom and drinking water available
The most exciting and challenging part of our journey today. The walk up to the summit at the beginning stage was steep with about 50 degree gradient incline. The climbing of the stairs was quite hectic due to the steep climb and uneven steps. But there is an alternatr and easier path on the main road for other users. The view of the summit include communication towers, a huge resting area and popular stone landmark indicating the height, longtitude and latitude of the summit for many to take picture with. The good thing about this place is that there are several resting along the way up so that you could take a short break before continuing.
Plan your trip to Singapore
Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in SingaporeSee all ›
Side trips from Singapore
Shopping in SingaporeSee all ›
Hidden gems in Singapore
Historic Sites in SingaporeSee all ›
Nearby attractions in Singapore
Trips in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve by other users
32 days in Singapore & Kuala Lumpur BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Singapore Kuala Lumpur 12 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE Little India Singapore Zoo Gardens by the Bay 48 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Bangkok Koh Tao Ko Pha-Ngan 30 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE Bugis+ Orchard Road 313@somerset 60 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Everton Road Street Art National Museum of Singapore Fort Siloso 29 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Sri Shivan Temple Jubilee Bridge Merlion Park 35 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Singapore Langkawi Bangkok 26 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple The Helix Bridge Singapore Flyer 40 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM Singapore Melaka Ipoh 32 days in Japan, South Korea & Singapore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Tokyo Kyoto Osaka 18 days in Singapore, Ubud & Nusa Dua BY A USER FROM ROMANIA Singapore Ubud Nusa Dua 8 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA East Coast Park Jewel Changi Airport Arab Street
Message from Singapore Tourism Board
At this ASEAN Heritage Park, visitors can climb up Singapore’s tallest hill of 163m and snap a commemorative photo by the summit stone. Enjoy picturesque views from the lookout point at the far end of the trail. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the second ASEAN Heritage Park here after Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve. One of the largest patches of primary forest in Singapore, it is home to 840 species of flowering plants and over 500 species of fauna, including thorny rattans, the Singapore freshwater crab and Sunda pangolin. The reserve is also where visitors can climb Singapore’s tallest hill, which stands at 163m - and commemorate reaching its peak with a group shot by the summit stone. Also not to be missed is the spectacular quarry views from the lookout point at the far end of the trail. The reserve’s ASEAN Heritage Park status was conferred by Ministers of Environment of ASEAN member states on conserved areas of particular biodiversity importance.
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.