5 Exciting Day Trails For Beginners

by mylovesiren1   ·  5 months ago   ·  

Hiking in Singapore is a world you must discover, and there’s no better time to start than now. It helps you connect with nature and escape all your problems for a while, and anyone with a thirst for adventure should try it.

It’s a hobby that has become one of the most loved pastimes ever, with entire communities dedicated to bringing hikers together and discovering new trails. There are even apps that help you track where you’ve been and point out the most popular routes.

Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone; some people are just more attached to cities. It still doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate nature from time to time, even if it’s for the sake of exercise.

But if you want to start hiking, but don’t know where to start, here’s a list of 5 beginner-friendly places to go for day hiking.

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo

Nestled in East Java, Indonesia, Mount Bromo is a geographical wonder that’s a must-visit if you want an easy trek and exciting views. It’s located in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and is a beginner-friendly hiking trail.

Both of these are part of why it’s one of the country’s most popular tourist spots, with the main selling point being you can literally feel the earth rumbling beneath your feet. This is because it’s an active volcano.

Overall, it only takes 40 to 50 minutes to complete the trek to the top of Mount Brumo, starting from the base known as the ‘Sea of Sands.’ Adding some of the other craters in the park can make the trip longer. Just remember to take your hiking shoes from Singapore.

Doi Inthanon

Doi Inthanon

One of the country’s most iconic destinations, Doi Inthanon, is known as the ‘Roof of Thailand.’ This is because, apart from the mountain being the tallest at 2,565 m, the park itself is the highest point in Thailand. And it’s built, so there are several beginner-friendly trails to go through.

The easiest, and one of the most popular, is the Angkha Nature Trail. Located at Doi Inthanon’s base, it takes just 15 minutes to finish.

If you want a trail that lets you enjoy the landmarks the park offers, like the two Royal Chedis, Kew Mae Pan is a circular trail with guided tours. Overall, it takes two hours to finish, making for a nice trip as long as you have your hiking shoes.



Just 836.5 m high, Bukhansan is a great hiking trail if you’re vacationing in South Korea because it’s easy to take a day trip. Located to the North of the capital Seoul, you can take time out in your itinerary for a beginner-friendly hike.

Bukhansan has three peaks, Baegundae, Insubong, and Mangyeongdae, and there are trails with difficulty levels varying from easy to hard. If we’re going for the easy ones, Bukhansanseong Trail is perfect.

It takes 3 to 4 hours to finish, and you can see the Joseon Bukhansanseong Fortress along the way. It’s easy to navigate, and you can get a map at the information center, so you don’t need a guide.

There are also the Baegunbongammun Trail and Mangwolsa Trail, which take 2 to 2.5 hours to complete. If you want more of a challenge, Bibong Peak Loop at Bukhan Mountain is a 2.5-hour trek perfect, just don’t forget your summer essentials; t-shirt, shorts, and water bottles.

Osmena Peak

Osmena Peak

Located in Dalaguete, South Cebu, on Cebu Island, Osmena Peak is a treasure nestled in one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. It’s 1,013 m, making it the island’s highest point.

It’s also a perfect beginner-friendly trail because it takes just 20 to 25 minutes to complete. At most, it’ll go up to an hour, but that’s only if you frequently stop along the way.

It’s practically a walk in the park, except it’s in a place known for its breathtaking sights and beautiful topography.

Make sure to pack your essentials; a hoodie, sturdy pants, and a backpack with plenty of snacks and water bottles.

Bukit Batok Nature Park

Bukit Batok Nature Park

Last on our list is one of Singapore’s more popular hiking trails. Bukit Batok Nature Park is an urban park developed on an abandoned quarry site, so it’s easily accessible if you’re living in the country.

Its main trail will take you through a beautiful world filled with greenery and a calming lake.

The trail is perfect for a beginner because there are no chances of getting it wrong, but it’s also a workout because of all the steps and granite build. So having stamina is essential.

The North Face – To Make Your Experience Amazing

Suppose you want to start hiking, whether as a serious hobby or an occasional pastime, you need appropriate clothing. Even the gear isn’t as important, especially if you’re a beginner.

What you need are essentials that will keep you safe during the trek, and there’s no better option than the North Face, which has been in the sportswear industry for over 50 years. Obviously, they’re doing something right.

Since hikes mean, you’ll be walking for a while; you need comfortable and durable clothing to allow you to go on for longer. And depending on your destination, you need to choose the material.

Good sportswear ensures your body doesn’t heat up too quickly, so it’s a must-have for your trip. And, of course, the shoes can’t be forgotten; the North Face has selections that’ll make hiking easier and lighter.

You can also get backpacks for your trip from the brand, and it’s easy to browse through their catalog, so don’t miss what it has in store.

The North Face is Atome’s partner merchant

The North Face has partnered with Atome to facilitate its users with flexible payment options. It means you can purchase high-quality apparel for your next hiking trip without stressing over hefty upfront payments.

Does that sound like an exciting deal? Stay with us to learn more about how Atome works.

What is Atome?

Headquartered in Singapore with over 15,000 partnered brands, Atome offers its users the choice and convenience of flexible payment options for a variety of products and services. The app allows shoppers to split their purchases across flexible interest-free monthly payments by scanning a partner brand’s in-store QR code or upon website checkout. By splitting their payments, Atome users will be able to better manage their budgets while making quality products and services more reachable.

If you want to reap the benefits of a monthly payment plan, download Atome (Get the app) today and set up an account to get started on this modern consumer journey.

How to pay with Atome

  • Scan the QR code from Atome’s app when visiting The North Face store.
  • Pick Atome as your payment partner for online purchases when completing the order.
  • Enter your account details and continue.
  • Pay the first part of your North Face bill and defer the remaining amount.

Wrapping it up

If you’re looking to get into hiking, definitely consider the places mentioned above. If you’re interested, joining a community will help turn it into a hobby that allows you to connect with people worldwide and see some of the most breathtaking sights ever.

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