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14Km Hike from MacRitchie Reservoir Park to Bukit Timah Hill

Updated: Jul 27

With an intention to challenge myself to complete the 36Km Singapore Coast-to-Coast Trail in one day, I decided to train my legs using a longer cross-terrain route from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to Central Catchment Nature Reserve and vice versa.

Although this post focuses on the 14Km hiking trail from MacRitchie Reservoir Park in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve to Bukit Timah Hill, I actually did it right after completing the 12Km Hike from Bukit Timah Hill to MacRitchie Reservoir Park. That was a 26Km round trip.

Read this before you go:

Points to Note when Trekking at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (updated with COVID-19 precautionary measures.)

I will use the Mushroom Cafe in MacRitchie Reservoir Park as the starting point since it is an easy-to-locate landmark for most people. There are restrooms, water-refilling stations and a cafe here.

Start: From Mushroom Cafe, head towards the park (in the direction of the carpark) as shown on the map above.

Point 1. At the first junction, turn right towards the reservoir.