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Dragon's Back

Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #4 of 436 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Richmond, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a pleasant hike with some difficulty but beautiful views. Not nearly as challenging as Wilson trail, but a good way to work up an appetite! It is intertwined with many other trails, so it is easy to get lost. Pay attention to the signs!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This hike was recommended to me by a friend who told me to take a taxi to the entry point of section 8 of the Hong Kong Trail. With four persons in the taxi and the meter stopping at HKD 134, that was a good start to the hike. The hike starts off quite steep to the top of the... More

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Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you are a hiking enthusiast head over to this place. There are quite a few trails from here ranging from quick ones to long paths but all of them are potentially good and gives you the best sides and the trail I took fortunately were all shaded and saved me from get heat strokes. As part of any hiking... More

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SG
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Tried the Dragon Back's trail for first time, using below link information from discovery HK: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/common/images/see-do/great-outdoors/maps/map-03-dragon-back.pdf Some info to share:From Shau Kei Wan MTR Station, Take exit Shau Kei Wan Station Exit A2 Walked to Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus. Took bus No.9 towards Shek O. Bus No.9 stand is probably nearer to the other end of the Terminus. Dropped... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are actually many possible hikes in Shek O park, ranging from 40 minutes (up and down Dragon Back) to several hours. Reviewers here may not have all taken the same trail. The trailheads are all serviced by the #9 bus or by minibuses that will take you to places like Big Wave beach. Another option is to go through... More

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Hong Kong Region, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I'm not the most experienced hiker and I'm not always the most enthusiastic, but I loved this trail. It's relatively easy and the views are stunning from start to finish. We completed it in approximately two hours. I recommend this walk for anybody of any age or fitness. The views are definitely worth the effort. Take plenty of water though!... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went with three friends in April. Accidentally went on a weekend so the bus ride there took a while as it is also on the way to the beach Big Wave Bay. It was a great hike though with some incredible views. Do your research before on how to get there and how long you'd like to hike but it... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

the view was impressive on the top there was no map up there, we almost got lost go there in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid hot weather in the summer

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

From Shau Kei Wan MTR station, take bus 9 down from the bus terminal. If you're lucky you'll see other hikers on the bus, get off where they get off. Follow the signs after that, there's only one path and rarely when the path splits into two, there will be more signs so that you're never lost. Views are stunning,... More

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Dragon's Back is a hidden gem of Hong Kong. It is a relatively easy hike after the initial 30 min uphill walk. Once you get to the top, you can enjoy the remarkable views of Hong Kong's nature. I highly recommend packing your swimmers as the hike ends at Shek O beach. There are a few small local restaurants... More

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