The TreeTop Walk (TTW) is the highlight of several long hiking routes in MacRitchie that brings you through the different stages of a mature secondary forest. The first of its kind in Singapore and in the region, this free-standing suspension bridge connects the two highest points (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie and offers a bird's eye view of the community of plants and animals that live in the forest canopy. The total length of the walkway is about 250 m and its height from the forest floor varies, with the highest point at 25 m.
Besides providing another avenue for nature recreation for Singaporeans, the TTW also plays an important role in forest canopy research, an area many researchers were not able to get into because of lack of access. This bridge will help to facilitate surveys and plant identification work and further our understanding of how forest ecosystems work.
Please note that the walkway only allows for one-direction traffic. The entrance to the bridge is from the Ranger Station via Peirce track.
If you wish to organise a hike in the nature reserve for 30 people or more, please complete this application form and submit it to us at least one month before the date of the activity. Please note that for organised groups, only a maximum of 100 pax per day is allowed into the nature reserves. If the quota has been met for that day, you are required to opt for another day.
History: The TreeTop Walk at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve is one of the many initiatives supported by Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in Singapore. A natural refuge to a rich diversity of flora and fauna, the Central Catchment Nature Reserve is also home to our precious source of drinking water.
The construction of this S$1.6m bridge started in August 2002 and took about 2 years to complete. The four phases of construction were piling and slope stabilisation, building of the towers, launching of the suspension cables and construction of the decking. The HSBC TreeTop Walk was officially launched by the Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Mrs. Lim Hwee Hua, on 5th November 2004.
Address: In MacRitchie, via Macritchie Reservoir Park or Venus Drive.
Via the shortest route, alight along Upper Thomson Road at bus stop number 53071 or 53079 just outside/opposite Flame Tree Pk, passing Island Club Rd/Island Gdns Walk or Venus Dr/Sin Ming Ave junction.
The distance to the entrance of the TreeTop Walk is approximately 4.5 km (1.5 - 2 hour walk) from the Macritchie Reservoir Park and 2.5 km (45 mins - 1 hr walk) from the car park at Venus Drive. Therefore, a round trip including the TreeTop Walk is about 7 km to 10 km (3-5 hours depending on your walking pace). Refer to A Guide to Walking Trail at the TreeTop Walk pdf by National Parks for detials.
Bus Stop Number 53071 (Opp Flame Tree Pk) & 53079 (Flame Tree Pk): 132, 163, 165, 166, 167, 855 & 980.
Bus Stop Number 51071 (Macritchie Reservoir Park - near junction of Lornie Rd/Thomson Rd): 52, 74, 93, 130, 132, 156, 157, 162, 162M, 165, 166, 167, 852, 855 & 980.
Bus Stop Number 51079 (Opp Macritchie Reservoir Park - near junction of Lornie Rd/Thomson Rd): 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852 & 855.
Information is correct as at 26 July 2015. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.