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Rail Corridor North Has Opened With New Lookout Points & Hiking Trails To Visit This Weekend

Rail Corridor North – New hiking trail in Singapore 

If you love the outdoors and nature trails, then we’ve got great news for you. The northern section of the Rail Corridor just opened, which means you’ll be able to explore the full 21km Rail Corridor which connects Kranji MRT to Spooner Road. This trail also now features a 6m-high lookout deck that gives you a view of the Hillview area. 

Here’s what you can expect for your next hike at Rail Corridor North

New enhancements to the Rail Corridor

Rail Corridor North - Paved walkways
Image credit: @ nparksbuzz

Nature lovers living in the north can now enjoy even more nature without travelling far. Starting from Kranji, the newly-opened Rail Corridor North connects with the existing section that stretches from Upper Bukit Timah Truss Bridge to Spooner Road. Now, you have 21km of hiking trails to power through. 

Rail Corridor North - Map

Image credit:  Nparks

With this, Northies will have multiple entrances to the Rail Corridor from areas such as the Kranji War Memorial, Jalan Bumbong, and the Kranji-Mandai Park Connector.

Rail Corridor North - GreeneryImage credit: NParks

Your stroll here will be shrouded in tonnes of greenery seeing that over 52,000 trees have been planted along the Rail Corridor. If you’re lucky, you might even spot endangered species of wildlife such as the Straw-Headed Bulbul, Sunda Pangolin, and the Malayan Colugo.

Kranji node nature trail

Rail Corridor North - Railway BridgeImage credit: NParks

Not sure where to start your adventure? Start from Kranji MRT Station and cross the pedestrian overhead bridge to the Kranji node nature trail. It’s a 250m nature path that connects both hikers and cyclists to the central and southern parts of the Rail Corridor. 

The trail extends all the way to Hillview MRT station for hikers looking to hit their daily steps. You confirm plus chop will hit one. 

Observation deck to catch views of the sunset

Rail Corridor North - Lookout deckImage credit: NParks

After your long hiking adventure, a 6m-high lookout deck awaits at Hillview, overlooking the Rail Mall. From here, you can catch great views of the sunset – or sunrise if you’re a morning person. From this high vantage point, you’ll also be able to see the Dairy Farm and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Go forth and explore the Rail Corridor

When planning your next hike, keep the Rail Corridor in mind. This 21km trail is sure to be a challenge – even for experienced hikers. Bonus point: since the Rail Corridor is intended to aid in wildlife movement, do look out for our native critters while you’re on the trail. Just remember to keep your distance and admire them from afar. 

Find out more about the Rail Corridor


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Cover image adapted from: Nparks, @ nparksbuzz