MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail Hike

MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail Hike

MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail Hike is the one trail I always wanted to do. I did it together with some of the new boardwalks that are along the original Yellow Trail.

As you can see from the NPark web site, there are a few trails you can do. But the Yellow Trail is the one that loops around the whole MacRicthie Reservoir so that’s the one I wanted to try out.

MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail Hike
MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail Hike

All in all, including the broad walks along the way, it took me 3 hours to complete the 12 km trail.

Parking at the MacRitchie Entrance area is relatively easy and many lots are available early in the morning.

Good morning MacRitchie Reservoir

MacRitchie Reservoir in the morning
MacRitchie Reservoir in the morning

A little history lesson is good 🙂

MacRitchie Reservoir Information
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Let’s start from here.. the famous maze…

MacRitchie Reservoir "maze"
MacRitchie Reservoir “maze”

Lornie Trail and Chemperai Broadwalk

After completing the maze and carrying on walking, soon you will see the start of the Lornie Trail..

Lornie Trail
Lornie Trail

It does look welcoming 🙂

Lornie Trail
Lornie Trail

And then you come to this..

Lornie Trail
Lornie Trail

It is a nice short walk through the forest till you come to this…

Lornie Trail
Lornie Trail

And then this… looks like at the time of writing (Nov 2021), the Lornie Trail is closed and you have to walk to the Chemperai Broadwalk

Lornie Trail Under Repair

The Broadwalk is just next to this..

Start of Chemperai Broadwalk
Start of Chemperai Broadwalk

Nice to walk along the MacRitchie Reservoir..

Chemperai Broadwalk
Chemperai Broadwalk
Chemperai Broadwalk
Chemperai Broadwalk

The Leaning Tree of MacRitchie

Funny tree.. the leaning tree of MacRitchie …

The Leaning Tree of MacRitchie
The Leaning Tree of MacRitchie
The Leaning Tree of MacRitchie
The Leaning Tree of MacRitchie

Nice to see the National Park making an effort to keep the tree ! 🙂

The Leaning Tree of MacRitchie
The Leaning Tree of MacRitchie

It is really nice to walk along the MacRitchie Reservoir with the help of the Chemperai Broadwalk

MacRitchie Reservoir along the Chemperai Broadwalk
MacRitchie Reservoir along the Chemperai Broadwalk

After a walk, you can see the part where Lornie Trail would have joined back the walk..

Lornie Trail
Lornie Trail

Jering Broadwalk

We then join to Jering Broadwalk, which is really just an extension of the

Jering Hut
Jering Hut

Jering Boardwalk

Jering Broadwalk
Jering Broadwalk
Jering Trail
Jering Trail

It is NOT a long walk actually before we hit the grounds along Singapore Island Country Club Golf course.

Jering Trail
Jering Trail

Singapore Island Country Club Grounds

A nice walk through the forest then …

You will hit the Singapore Island Country Club Golf Course

Singapore Island Country Club Golf Course
Singapore Island Country Club Golf Course

Very different views from the forest walk just now..

Singapore Island Country Club Golf Course
Singapore Island Country Club Golf Course

As if you need reminder that you are in ELITE grounds..

Singapore Island Country Club Golf Course
Singapore Island Country Club Golf Course

And saying bye to Singapore Island Country Club Golf Course… you are going to reach the Jelutong Tower…

Singapore Island Country Club Golf Course
Singapore Island Country Club Golf Course

Jelutong Tower

After leaving the grounds of the Singapore Island Country Club (and into Golf Link), you can see the Jelutong Tower.

This is about the 5km point of the trail already.

Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower
5 km from start to Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower

Take a rest at the foot of the Tower as the walk up the tower can be pretty daunting. At least to a 50 year old man like me..

Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower

But you will be treated to nice views when you reach the top !

Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower

A wide view..

Jelutong Tower
Jelutong Tower

Take a rest at Jelutong Hut 🙂

Jelutong Hut
Jelutong Hut

After leaving the Jelutong Hut, you will come to this cross junction. Take the right. I think the left leads to another part of the route leading to Rifle Range Road.. maybe another day I will try it..

Sime Track

You are now on Sime Track…..

Sime Track
Sime Track

Tree Top Walk is still closed !! 🙂

Tree Top Walk
Tree Top Walk
Tree Top Walk is closed as at Nov 2021
Tree Top Walk is closed as at Nov 2021

From this point onwards, you are in the jungle area of the MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail.. lots of green, lots of jungle walk.. you will enjoy your music (in your earphones..).

MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail
MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail

Terentang Trail

A short walk later, you will see the Terentang Hut

Terentang Hut
Terentang Hut

And because I am a Virgo, I will join the Terentang Trail as it is part of the Yellow Trail…

Terentang Trail
Terentang Trail
Terentang Trail
Terentang Trail

And then join back the Red Trail… which leads out to the road.. before going back again to the jungle.. weird..

Terentang Trail
Terentang Trail
Terentang Trail
Terentang Trail

When you join back the jungle trail, you will then turn right.. if you go left, you go to Windsor Nature Park which is nice too.. I had my chance to walk there once..

Take the right here..

MacRitchie Nature Trail

You are now on the MacRitchie Nature Trail

MacRitchie Nature Trail
MacRitchie Nature Trail

It will be jungle trail walk all the way..

MacRitchie Nature Trail
MacRitchie Nature Trail
MacRitchie Nature Trail
MacRitchie Nature Trail

When you come to Rambai Hut, you are almost ready for the next Boardwalk …

Rambai Hut
Rambai Hut

Petai Broadwalk

At this “junction”, you can take the right to Petai Broadwalk..

Road to Petai Broadwalk
Road to Petai Broadwalk
Petai Broadwalk
Petai Broadwalk
Petai Broadwalk
Petai Broadwalk
Petai Broadwalk

It is a Broadwalk because you are back to the side of the MacRitchie Reservoir again… 🙂

Hello MacRitchie Reservoir
Hello MacRitchie Reservoir

And at certain parts of this Broadwalk, you can see such GREEN waters..

Petai Broadwalk
Petai Broadwalk

And as you finished Petai Broadwalk, you reach Prumus Broadwalk.

End of Petai Broadwalk

Prumus Broadwalk

Prumus Broadwalk is just like Petai Broadwalk so nothing special here.. 🙂

Prumus Broadwalk
Prumus Broadwalk

And the end of the trail is close..

Prumus Broadwalk
Prumus Broadwalk

And as you reached the end of Prumus Broadwalk, you. can see the entrance to the trails which does not involve the Prumus Broadwalk..

End of the walk
Entrance to the MacRitchie Routes
Entrance to the MacRitchie Routes

Nice view of the MacRitchie Reservoir

MacRitchie Reservoir
MacRitchie Reservoir
MacRitchie Reservoir
MacRitchie Reservoir

Total Length of the MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail Hike

The total length of the walk is about 12.4 km and it took me 3 hours….

MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail Hike
MacRitchie Reservoir Yellow Trail Hike

Other Hiking Walks at Patnotebook

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