MacRitchie Reservoir Loop w/ Treetop Walk

MacRitchie Reservoir Loop w/ Treetop Walk

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UPDATE: TreeTop Walk is closed for maintenance works from 11 August 2020. Works are expected to complete by May 2021. Please click here for more details.
MacRitchie Reservoir | Image credits: Unsplash

Explore the oldest reservoir in Singapore and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the forest canopy at the TreeTop Walk!

Distance

12km

Starting Point

Mushroom Cafe, Macritchie Reservoir

Difficulty

6/10

Ending Point

Mushroom Cafe, Macritchie Reservoir

Previously known as Thomson Reservoir or Impound Reservoir, MacRitchie Resevoir is Singapore’s oldest reservoir. Completed in 1868,  it now serves as a popular spot for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts.

The MacRitchie Reservoir Loop spans 12km and covers the TreeTop Walk, a 250m long suspension bridge that offers bird’s eye view of the community of plants and animals that live in the forest canopy. Another important highlight of the loop is the Jelutong Tower, a 7-deck observation tower that offers an unobstructed, 360-degree view of the forest in MacRitchie.

Be sure to visit the Zig-Zag Bridge as well as the 40m long submerged boardwalk for a complete experience of MacRitchie Reservoir.

The Hike

Starting from MacRitchie’s Mushroom Cafe, hike along the trail to Ranger Station.

From there, follow the hiking route and signage to Treetop Walk. Enjoy the magnificent views of the forest canopy!

Hike past Medang Hut and turn right at Petaling Hut. Turn left at the T-junction and follow the signage board towards Jelutong Tower. Enjoy the views from the top of the tower before making your way back to Mushroom Cafe.

Note:

  1. Complete the loop in an anti-clockwise direction as the Treetop walk is unidirectional (one-way).
  2. The TreeTop Walk closes at 5pm.
  3. Restrooms are located at Mushroom Cafe and Ranger Station. 

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