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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,913 contributions
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    Tai Mo Shan is the highest mountain in Hong Kong. Climbing the often-steep trails has become a rite of passage for many. The view of New Territories from the summit is unbeatable. Air is also super fresh. A start from the Tsuen Wan side will be a more convenient option.
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    High West Peak is just west of the famous Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island. It is located within Pok Fu Lam Country Park and climbs up to 494 metres at the summit. You will be afforded outstanding views of the Hong Kong Skyline, Victoria Harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula and areas of the New Territories West (to the north), Lamma and other outlying island along with Mui Wo, Lantau Island (to the west) and western and southern sections of HK Island (to the south).

    The direct trail to High West Peak starts just south of the rest area and garden at the Hatton and Luggard Road intersection. The trail from here is a treacherous straight uphill climb up and endless set of concrete steps. There are small signs every 1/4 way along the trail so you can measure your progress. Few places to move to the side to take a break but just stop from time to time if you need. Once you reach the top, you'll be rewarded with the outstanding views mentioned above.

    From the city, there are several ways to make your way to the trailhead. You can climb up several routes through the Pok Fu Lam Country Park, including the popular Morning Trail as well as the trail that starts at the SinoPec petrol station west of HKU. These are fairly challenging hikes with steady uphill climb up long sets of steps as well as some uphill concrete paths. Alternatively, you can make way to Victoria Gap (The Peak) by way of the Peak Tram or bus from the city. From there, you can walk along Luggard Road until you reach the trailhead. This is an easier approach.

    Overall, this is a good hike, good opportunity for exercise if you want to start back down in the city and a neat peak to reach on Hong Kong Island if you enjoy panoramic views.
    Written December 11, 2021
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  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,789 contributions
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    Well this is the place where you can get a seafood meal at a substantially lower price than the more touristy Sai Kung or Lei Yue Mun. Narrow street lined with seafood restaurants will remind you of Lei Yue Mun, but hygiene condition is not at the same level. I saw a few rats running around while I went there recently on a hot evening. At the end of the seafood street is the shoreline where lots of folks gathered for shots of the sunset over the Shekou region in Shenzhen and the Shenzehn Bay Bridge. Like most local seafood restaurants, if you do not know what you are doing you may get ripped off easily. This area is famous for its local oysters, but the best season for these is during the winter. I did not see any foreigners, probably too far away and not clean/presentable enough but really a good place primarily for locals
    Written July 12, 2021
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    Recently made a day trip to the Sai Wan Beach in the Sai Kung East Country Park. A fun place to spend time in this area of the country park is a short distance up the Sheung Luk Stream on the northern end of the beach. A trail here leads up a series of cascades and natural freshwater pools which make for a great swimming spot on hot summer days.

    The pools can be a bit stagnant during the dry season when we have little rains. However, after rains and during the warmer summer months, the stream is usually flowing nicely, keeping the pools fresh with clear, blue and cool water. If you visit in the morning or during midweek you can usually swim in the pools on your own or with just a few other people. By mid-afternoons on weekends, the pools can be a bit busy with swimmers.

    Best to have wet shoes if you want to swim here. There are warning signs around and best to be careful if you decide to take a dip in the pools. The main pool just below the upper dam on the stream is quite deep, the lower pools are not, they are more of just sitting pools.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • ChessFalcon
    Hong Kong, China55 contributions
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    This is a very nice and quiet trail that is not too hard, even when carrying photographic gear, as I usually do. There's a variety of beautiful birds that can be seen, as well as some squirrels, wild boars, butterflies and orb weaver spiders. The eco centre is is also well worth a visit (and it's free), with the airconditioned building offering a welcome cool down during a hot summer's day! Although the eco centre closes at 16:30, the water filling station is located outside the building and you can refill your water bottle there free of charge at any time.
    Written July 19, 2023
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  • Joe
    Budapest, Hungary4,866 contributions
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    High Junk peak is not one of the biggest in HK, at only 334M it is quite scalable under normal circumstances.  it is however considered one of the most treacherous peaks in HK, due to its sharp slippery incline, both going up and down

    From the peak you get gorgeous 360 degree views of Clear Water Bay and its surrounding areas, well worth the climb to the top.

    High Junk Peak trail itself is not so challenging, with a gradual incline of trail and steps it doesnt provide much of a challenge until the final ascent itself.  Most of the trail is the standard HK style dirt paths we know and love.  As always with hikes in HK it is well signposted

    The last few meteres below the summit is where it become difficutl, its a stepp incline which needs you do go on all fours almost to scramble to the top.  It is slippery so go slow and steady

    Although the summit of High Junk Peak is wider than it looks, it can be a bit intimidating for those with vertigo. There’s a narrow strip of land on the top that has no obstructions on either side. And that’s what really makes High Junk Peak a pleasure to conquer

    Once you’re done admiring the gorgeous views, come down from slope facing Clear Water Bay. The slope is steep, so be careful.

    Once you reach the foot of the hill, you’ll notice a 3-point junction. The short path on the left takes you down to Clear Water Bay Road. From here you can catch a bus back to Kwun Tong, Tsuen Kwan O, or Diamond Hill.

    You could also end the the hike at Po Toi O, a small fishing village in Clearwater Bay.  at the end of this trail you’ll get to a main road, a short distance from there is a mini bus stop which can take you back to an MTR.  Or you can have lunch in a local seafood restaurant.

    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Catherine T
    Hong Kong, China243 contributions
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    Devil ‘s Peak Trail is a comfortable and easy trail for hikers , with rich historical mark such as abandoned fortification, providing the military importance in the past and panoramic sea view,
    Written April 3, 2022
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  • Carey Lam
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    There are lots of beautiful Miscanthus on Tai Tung Shan during autumn time. But since it is famous for this, there were too many people last month when I went there and made it too crowded and unable to take good photos. but it is still very gorgeous.
    Written December 10, 2018
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    Beacon Hill is located within Lion Rock Country Park and is around 45 minute hike west of the famous Lion Rock by way of the MacLehose Section 5 trail. There is a rewarding Beacon Hill Viewing Point along the trail where a beautiful clearing opens up to the south providing excellent panoramic views of Lion Rock to the east, Kowloon to the south as well as Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island in the distance and towards the southwest.

    This is a very nice stopping point along the MacLehose Trail Section #5 for a rest and to take pictures of the city below. Then continue onward with your intended hike through the country park.

    Note: At the top of Beacon Hill, a short distance west of the Viewing Point, there is also a major transmission station that is maintained by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department. You will pass right beside it as part of the Section # 5 Trail. It is interesting to see up close but is not open to th public.
    Written April 2, 2021
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s another world
    Climb to the top of the mountain and you will come to a pains. Beautiful and peaceful
    The view of Sao Kung is spectacular

    It’s not allowed to camp. But we saw few ppl camping
    I’m sure they enjoy it the best
    Written November 27, 2023
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  • Raverynn
    Singapore, Singapore39 contributions
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    The weather wasn't that great, it was very cloudy, it even rained a little. so we just went to see the Big Buddha thinking we would skip hiking up Lantau Peak. after paying reverence to the Buddha and eating some vegetarian snacks, the weather seemed to clear up. so we went ahead to do the hike by following the "Wisdom Path". It was up, up and up rocky stairs, and it got more foggy as we ascended. It even started to rain again, though for brief moment. After 1.5hrs of uphill climb, we reached the peak. it was very windy and foggy, visibility is very low. got to be very careful. due to the fog, we didn't see any stunning views, but it is alright to me. i love the climb up in such cool temperature. descent was fast and furious cos we wanted to catch the 4.20pm bus back to Tai O, and we made it! Big Buddha must have watched over us! :)
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    The Plover Cove Country Park has some great half and full day hiking trails some of which pass by or through old ghost villages which in centuries past where populated with communities of Hakka people who eventually moved out preferring life abroad or relocating into the city for employment opportunities and to higher living standards during the second half of the 20th century.

    Several of the villages are undergoing restoration projects and general works sponsored by local organisations and collectives of locals who have ancestral connections to the villages. These start with Lai Chi Wo which is serviced by weekend ferry boat services which bring in quite a few tourists on weekends now.

    Between Lai Chi Wo and the present village of Wu Kau Tong where you can catch bus service to/from the Tai Po Market MTR Station. Between the two villages, you can hike past two old villages including Kop Tong. What is left here is rather small but neatly maintained with a fruit garden, weekend cafe and interesting murals painted on several of the buildings. Next, you can hike past Mui Tsz Lam, where you will find real and true restoration projects taking place. Several buildings are being reconstructed, there are some exhibition areas setup to display some local history as well as more colourful murals. These make for interesting old villages to visit as part of your hike across the country park.

    Other villages that make for interesting stops include the ghost villages of So Lo Pan and Yung Shue Au north of Lai Chi Wo. These are both completely depopulated now and left in ruins. Yet there are old house facades, school yard equipment and other buildings which you can peek around the look at. It is all rather eery yet photographic and accessible by ancient and country trails that connect them to other ghost villages around the country park. So they are fairly popular with weekend hikers eager to explore and find the old ghost villages in the area.
    Written December 4, 2022
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  • Shasha A
    Hong Kong, China292 contributions
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    Location: Mt. Johnston Hike, Ap Lei chau

    We started our hike from Pok Fu Lam. You have to come to Lei Tung to start the hike. As I have shown in the video, the trail starts near a commercial building. Root is very clear easy to find the way up. There you start to climb Yuk Kwai Shan mountain which has a 196m of elevation. This hike requires some physical strength as the hill is steep and the rocky trail is smooth. There are ropes for your support but if you aren't in a good physical condition make sure to gear up.
    Summit of Yuk kwai shan has a beautiful 360° view of Hong Kong islands including Lamma. Ap Lei Pai is situated on SE side of the Ap Lei Chau Island. You have to take another steep trail down to enter the beautiful tombola area and to start the Ap Lei Pai hike. This descend is also very steep and slippery because of the smooth ground. Make sure you are fit enough to go down.
    In Ap Lei Pai you can take either the normal trail via the island or the coastal trail. We chose the coastal trail. It was exciting from the beginning. When you face Ap Lei pai the coastal trail starts on your right hand side. Make sure to follow the white arrows which has been drawn on the rocks to show the path. I prefer to do this coasteering when you go to the lighthouse. Because the path is mostly descending and if you choose this root to come back you have to climb some good number of rocks. More details I have shown in the video.
    We arrived at the lighthouse area for the sunset and hiked back via the foot trail to catch the boat.
    This is a very nice experience we had. If you love adventures i recommend this.
    Written February 21, 2022
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    This is a 615-hectare area of protected rural grounds that was designated as a country park in 1979. The country park is made up of two stretches of wild and rugged rural areas within the Clearwater Bay Peninsula in the southern New Territories.

    The Eastern section of the country park is larger and includes a popular Lung Ha Wan Country Trail that links the north and south entrances. The trail is mostly exposed on rugged hillsides, offering very good, unobstructed views of the sea and outlying islands. There is also access to one of HK's nine discovered ancient rock carvings, a 3000 year old protected monument near the northern end of the country park. At the southern end, there is a large and popular BBQ site with public facilities, toilets and refreshment kiosk.

    The Western section of the Clear Water Bay Country Park is a narrow strip of mountain range, highlighted by the popular High Junk Peak, considered to be one of the most challenging hikes in Hong Kong. In the southern end there are more elevated viewpoints with panoramic views. At the southern end is one of Hong Kong's oldest Tin Hau temples at Joss House Bay.

    In between the two sections, there are a couple of beaches, Clear Water Bay Beach 1 and 2, the second is a long stretch of fine sand and beautiful waters for swimming, making it very popular for weekend beachgoers.

    Note: Public transportation options to the Clear Water Bay Country Park include KMB bus 91 <> Diamond Hill Bus Exchange & MTR and Minibus 103 <> Tsueng Kwan O Bus Exchange & MTR that both stop at the Clear Water Bay Second Beach. There is also Minibus 16 from Po Lam MTR that continues further south to Po Toi O.
    Written October 16, 2021
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    An interesting side trail off of the Maclehose Trail Section #4 which transverses the Ma On Shan Country Park is Pyramid Hill, a short but steep ascend that leads to a nice peak with panoramic views and descends to the north where you find the landmark Ngong Ping Plateau, a popular picnic spot and paraglider launch point. From there you can link back up with Section #4 of the trail.

    What makes this hill unique is that from various positions to the north, it looks like a near perfectly shaped pyramid. One side facing the sea is bare and exposed while the other side facing the interior of the country park is lined with trees. The trail up to the top follows the hills interesting geography divide.
    Written March 4, 2023
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