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Address: Hong Kong, China
Activities: Hiking
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The trail is popular and well maintained. Since the trail passes at the top of the hill line, the elevation might be a bit challenging. The weather in HK is always hot and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The trail is popular and well maintained. Since the trail passes at the top of the hill line, the elevation might be a bit challenging. The weather in HK is always hot and the trail does not offer a shade. There's a parallel trail (see the maps) that passes at the mid-height. You do not get very good view, but... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of Hong Kong's most popular and scenic hikes. Conveniently on the main island, ending at the picturesque town of Shek O with plenty of food options. It'll prepare you for more!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't recommend doing what i did - following this trail during the hottest most humid time of year with insufficient water. However, peak after peak offered stunning vistas. It was moderate level challenging, really the unrelenting sun and lack of shade through most of it were the hardest parts. But oh so worth it! Bring an umbrella if you... More 

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Humen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was hard for us to find the beginning of the hike, but we had such a great time on the hike. we went to the top and the views were awesome. Steps are challenging on the way down, but overall , it's an awesome hike.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Pros: short (finished the trail in less than half a day), easy to get to, free, tranquil environment, decent views. Cons: arduous in the summer heat, parts of the trail were not very well-maintained. NOTE: beginner hiker.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

On my first visit to Hong Kong, as I was living at the bottom of Dragon's Back, I decided to go running there very early in the morning but the humidity was so high that I had to rest a few times before reaching the top...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

if you wish to see boat festival it is comes on every Year at starting of july month at compition and play at near star of avenue , Harbour , kowloon

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We regularly do the Dragon's Back. It is the pre-eminent hike in HK. Great views, good exercise and ends at the beach - perfect for a swim. Make sure you start early in the summer to avoid the heat and the crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One of the only trekks on HK island, really nice one ! You arrive in Big Wave Bay so it's pretty convenient to relax there after and take the bus back to the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a beginner level hike, very easy and good for newbies. The view is amazing and is a very popular hike among tourists. It was my first hike in Hong Kong.

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