Hike along the undulating trails within the reserve and summit the 163-metre tall Bukit Timah Hill!
Officially opened in 1992, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has rose to become the most popular hiking spot in Singapore.
However, the history of Singapore’s oldest and most pristine reserve can be dated back to 1827 when the 163-metre tall Bukit Timah Hill was first summited by then Resident Councilor John Prince and his men.
A road leading to the summit was built in 1843 but it was only till the early 1990s before the reserve was opened to the public.
Home to over 40% of Singapore’s flora and fauna, the reserve’s pristine ecosystem has earned its way into becoming Singapore’s second ASEAN Heritage Park in 2011.
Interested to learn more about Bukit Timah Nature Reserve? Check out The Ultimate Guide to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
This hike may be short, but it is by no means a walk in the park!
Starting from Dairy Farm Road Park A, hike to Wallace Education Centre, a former cow shed that now houses the Wallace Environmental Learning Lab (WELL). It also serves as an interpretative centre where visitors can learn about the changing landscapes of Dairy Farm and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve through various exhibits. This is the last resting point with toilet facilities.
From there, make the gruelling uphill climb towards Bukit Timah summit via Dairy Farm Loop and Rengas Path. Enjoy the sweet taste of victory at the top and be sure to take a victory photo with the Summit Rock!
After a quick break, descend down the hill via the main road to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Visitor Centre. Take a side trip to Hindhede Quarry before making your way to Bukit Timah Hawker Centre or the shophouses along Cheong Chin Nam road for a sumptuous meal!
- If you are lost within the reserve, follow the signs pointing to the main road.
- The path may be closed for maintenance. Check NParks for the latest updates