On top of just practicing Yoga in studios, why not hike to stay fit and active? Alternatively, you could squeeze in some hiking time before or even after any of your classes with us!
Apart from exposing yourself to nature and breathing in fresh air, you’ll also be able to clock in a decent workout and bring about a host of health benefits for anyone and everyone, regardless of your age. This includes everything from improving your cardiovascular health, boosting bone density, lowering the risk of heart disease, improving your balance and core strength, and even reducing stress.
With the abundance of trekking and hiking trails in Singapore, it can be a challenge to know where to start. But we’ve got you covered.
From east to west and north to south, let us take you across some of Singapore’s best hiking trails for you to explore!
The Green Corridor
Just a 2km walk away from our Upper Bukit Timah studio, what was once a railway track connecting Singapore and Malaysia has now become a repurposed hiking trail for trekkers in the West. Surrounded by grasslands, marshes, and endless stretches of greenery, it is no wonder why this trail is called the Green Corridor. While the terrain can be rather rocky and rugged for some, the taste of history and tranquillity it brings makes the journey worthwhile.
- Location: Upper Bukit Timah Bridge
- Entry point: There are various entry points to choose from including the Truss Bridge, Upper Bukit Timah Bridge, Hindhede Bridge and Underpass, and the Bukit Timah Railway Station
- Length of trail: 24km trail that goes through Kranji, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Tanglin, and Alexandra
- Difficulty level: 3/5
As one of Singapore’s last remaining villages or “kampong”, Pulau Ubin is filled with a great deal of historical significance as well as natural sights. While most people visit the island for its cycling trails, there are also various hiking trails for locals to choose from. At Chek Jawa Wetlands, prepare to trek through six unique ecosystems including the mangrove and coastal forest area. For a more unique view, the short hike to Puaka Hill overlooks the Ubin Quarry and provides breathtaking sightings of Malaysia and the Johor Strait.
- Location: Pulau Ubin
- Entry point: Pulau Ubin Ferry Terminal
- Length of trail: Varies depending on the chosen trail
- Difficulty level: 1/5
MacRitchie Reservoir Park
As Singapore’s oldest nature park, MacRitchie Reservoir Park has been a coveted hiking spot among locals and tourists alike for many years. Visitors are spoiled for choice with the various trails available—from boardwalk treks for those with children and elderly family members, and trails that go as long as 11km for ambitious and experienced hikers. The Treetop Walk, one of the main highlights of the park, is now reopened after a year-long closure as well.
- Location: MacRitchie Reservoir Park
- Entry point: MacRitchie Reservoir Park Main Entrance
- Length of trail: Up to 11km
- Difficulty level: 2/5
The Southern Ridges
Stretching across 10 kilometres of Green, the Southern Ridges connects all 5 different parks in the Southern region of Singapore, including Mount Faber Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. This highly-developed trail includes insta-worthy attractions such as the iconic Henderson Waves and the elevated Forest Walk, which is a crowd favourite for bird-watching. Be sure to take occasional breaks to capture that customary shot!
- Location: The Southern Ridges
- Entry point: Telok Blangah Hill Park
- Length of trail: 10km
- Difficulty level: 4/5
Fort Canning Park
Nestled within Central Singapore and accessible by various railway stations, it’s hard to miss Fort Canning Park. While most people know that park as a sought-after venue for music festivals and countless other art events, Fort Canning is also home to a variety of hiking trails — eight, to be exact. Despite its altitude of 48 metres, the well-paved steps combined with the helpful trail guides will allow visitors to easily traverse the hill at their own pace.
- Location: River Valley Road
- Entry point: Fort Canning MRT Station or Bras Basah MRT Station
- Length of trail: 2.5km
- Difficulty level: 2/5
Add a variety of activities to your wellness journey!
Don’t forget to spice up your wellness journey with a variety of activities apart from Yoga, Pilates and Barre. While it’s a great form of exercise at the comfort of our studios or your homes, it’s always a good idea to bring it outdoors every once in a while and appreciate the nature that our little red dot has to offer.
For more hiking trails, check out the original article by Homage.