Hiking with Your Dog in Singapore
Looking out to expose your dog to different environments other than your own residence? Local nature walks are the answer. Of course, over time, taking your dog out around your estate for a walk or run within the small area is getting pretty old. Discover some nature spots now! Go have an adventure with your dogs around these natural landscapes! We have found some nature walks that not many would
We have found some nature walks that not many would know! Hiking with your dog as a leisure activity in the hot and humid Singapore is uncommon. Due to little knowledge on hiking trails in Singapore available for dogs and accessibility to them.
Coney Island Park
Our very own Coney Island is now open to the public. It is located in the most North Eastern of Singapore, on an actual island off Punggol. This undeveloped landscape is charmed with skinny tall trees and a never ending sight of luxuriant green trees.
There is an adventure area at the starting point with is made up of fallen Casuarina trees. There are also many boardwalks you could venture with your dogs. Or even beaches that are hardly discovered!
Opening Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM
Location: Serangoon Island
(Look out for Punggol Ranch Resort around Punggol Settlement)
Fort Canning Park
Singapore’s iconic hilltop landmark that has stood through the ups and downs of our history. It located right smack in the city’s centre with the height of roughly 60 metres. Hiking there would be a recreational and historical experience with all the ancient artefacts like Sir Stamford Raffles’ first bungalow and the lush greenery. There are lawns where your dogs would run freely too! But be prepared to run after them as the lawns are pretty sweeping.
There are more than four trails in Fort Canning Park. Fret not on the contemplation of trail you should take, as all the trails would eventually be connected to each other at some point! For convenience, start at the entrance of Fort Canning Park.
Park Lighting Hours: 7 PM to 7 AM
Location: River Valley Road
Dairy Farm Nature Park
This park is a great getaway from the city area as it is secluded, dense with a forested area. If your dog loves the forested area, this is the place for a jungle hiking experience. But do remember to hydrate yourselves!
The trail to go is the well-known Wallace Trail. It takes you through a forested area and the view of the kampungs, durian fruit trees, and peaceful streams. You and your dog would be experiencing inconsistent and occasional muddy paths.
There is another sport to visit which is the Singapore Quarry Park, which has vertical cliff walls that are popular among rock climbers and a viewing platform of the deep lake. Do note that no pets are allowed in the nature park. Dogs on leashes are only allowed on the tarmac road only and not nature trails!
Location: 100 Dairy Farm Rd, Singapore 679057
Macritchie Nature Trail & Reservoir Park
A place known for its nature trails and popular for cross-country races is Macritchie Reservoir where there are different kinds of terrains for you to choose from. Concrete, duckboards, and rocky. It would be a lovely place to venture with your dog at! As you are walking on the boardwalk, you would come across an area of calming woodland haven and still chalky water that reflects the blueness of it.
For a view of this nature park, take the Chemperai Trail or the Petai Trail. Remember to follow the signs of “MacRitchie Reservoir Park” and “Jelutong Tower”.
Park Lighting Hours: 7 PM to 7 AM
Location: Along Lornie Road
The Southern Ridges
A 10km route covered with greenery that has a scenery that constantly changes during the hike. You will be walking through the luxuriant greenery, and passing by beautiful landscapes after. It is connected to Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Kent Ridge, and Labrador Nature Reserve.
You are able to discover iconic architectures like the Alexandra Arch and Henderson Waves. Walking on an elevated supported walkway at Forest Walk, which carries on from where Alexandra Arch ends, high above the forest floor below. You could potentially catch a glimpse of the colonial-era houses!
Opening hours: 24 hours
Location: Henderson Road, Mount Faber Park, 099203