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Address: Hong Kong, China
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Moderately difficult hike

On the HK visitor guide, the hike was said to take 6 hrs. Our friends told us it would take 3. We came in right around 3, but it was a lot of hills and uneven ground. I'm in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

On the HK visitor guide, the hike was said to take 6 hrs. Our friends told us it would take 3. We came in right around 3, but it was a lot of hills and uneven ground. I'm in fairly good condition and there were some steep inclines and some slippery areas. The views were outstanding and we got in... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great views as you come over the hill and look down at Shek O. Bring your dog and your dun tan lotion!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We made the mistake of doing this walk on a public holiday. There are some amazing views to take in but, perhaps because this is a well-known route and a not-too-challenging one, it gets incredibly busy. If you can do it on a non-holiday weekday I would recommend it. Finish up in Shek O with a beer on the beach.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Dragon's Back is a rewarding walk. Not hard, but be sure to take water and snacks as there is nothing along the way apart from nature and stunning views. Plan for a swim at Shek O or Big Wave Bay at the end of the walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It's an absolute killer of a hike on the way up, although I did do it at 32 degrees, midday, 100% humidity having not quite acclimatised. The way down after such an upheaval is a glorious ramble through forest covered footpaths ending at Shek O beach.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The trail is hard packed and relatively easy to walk. Anyone who is in reasonable shape can enjoy this hike. The views are fabulous - islands, golf courses, boats, etc... Ended the hike at Big Wave Beach to have a late lunch at a "burger shack" on the beach. Fun day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We followed the instructions our fellow trip advisor reviews posted so we found it easily. I know lots of people have called this hike "easy" but I don't think it is. I walk allot normally plus I do Crossfit 5 times a week so I'm quite fit, but I found it intermediate at least. I mean it's not hard, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Caught the bus to the start of the dragons back. In May its hot and humid but the hike is really great. Good views and worth the walk. We continued down to Big Wave where we had lunch and a swim and bused it home.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

the dragon's back is a gem of hiking place in Hong Kong. You can choose to walk half way or full way. I started from Tai Tam Gap and walked back to the starting point. It is a good idea to starting walking from Tai Tam Gap if you are not so fit. The way back to the starting point... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Fantastic day out, if you decide to go in May don't forget about ambrela. It's very easy to get to from bus station taking bus line number 9. And after 8.5 km and around 250m of elevation have a dip in Big Wave 🌊 Bay, life can't get any better ;-)

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