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The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

The sights along the mountain are beautiful..It took about half an hour to climb from the busstop to dragon's back and about half an hour to complete it. It isnt tough but mind you, the route is really like a dragon's back (rocky and 'scaley' and the sight up there is worth it. You can see the different islands from most of the points on the back. It took about an hour or so to walk down to the other exit from the back and we were treated to small waterfalls that were along the path back. Bring some snacks so you can have them after the climb while waiting for bus 9 to bring you back to civilisation.

Visited June 2013
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“Stunning views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Nice walking trail, the views are well worth the walk, gets quite busy on weekends. Still beautiful and fairly quiet considering it's in HK.

Visited June 2013
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“Brilliant walk - do it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

We did this walk "the other way" - starting at the walk from Chai Wan and walking to Shek-O. I liked the walk up through the Graveyard at Chain Wan, and then the first perhaps third of the trail is nothing spectacular - you get the occasional view through the tress and can appreciate the views. However, as the trial progresses, the views open up and become really stunning. Well worth doing, and would do it again. Takes around 2.5 - 3.5 hrs or so with some breaks.

Visited May 2013
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“Excellent hike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

The views are really nice along the hike, and one would meet plenty of friendly people escaping from the urban sprawl that is Hong Kong, including a group of housewives enjoying Alan Tam songs being blasted from their CD player! Be warned though that toilets are scarce along the hike, so be prepared to take a short detour into the forest to relieve yourself.

Visited March 2013
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“Even our local relatives were asking how we knew about this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Allocate at least half a day out. Bring enough food and water, sunscreen, hat, and the usual hiking gear - be prepared for all types of weather up there on the mountain! For us it was humid, and sunny, and then overcast, and a little windy, with a few mud pools on the track. Toilets are only available once you come back down the mountain.

But definitely worth a visit for the spectacular views over Tai Tam Bay and the other side over Shek O!

Keep an eye out for the various native flora, and insects (beetles, bugs, butterflies, ants), and mini waterfalls.

The signs say the trail is open for mountain biking (and we saw a group), but as a mountain biker myself, it would be hard going up some of those pinch climbs... They were pushing their bikes up.

We ended up just doing the Dragon's Back trail (since we had dad accompany us) and took it at an easy pace of 2.5 hours, resting when there was a bench available. Next time we'll do the full trail, onwards to Shek O. This trip, we finished halfway after coming back down the mountain, and catching the same bus back on Shek O Road.

Visited May 2013
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