Top 10 outdoor hiking spots in Hong Kong

In addition to being a shopping paradise, Hong Kong is also more popular among outdoor enthusiasts for camping. Bring your outdoor camping gear, buy the freshest seafood in Hong Kong, and spend a leisurely weekend with friends cooking hot pot and barbecuing.

Shek O Road

Route: Shek O Road near To Tei Wan Village >> Dapengcheng Peak >> Shek O Country Park >> Tai Long Wan. Starting from Shek O Road near To Tei Wan Village, it takes about 5 hours to complete the entire Dragon's Back hiking trail, where you can enjoy magnificent views of the South China Sea, Shek O, Tai Long Wan, Stanley, and more along the way!

Beitan Creek

Ma On Shan Trail: North Dam >> Western Dam of Man Yee Reservoir >> Eastern Dam of Man Yee Reservoir >> Lung Kwun Wan >> Sai Wan Pavilion. Starting from North Dam and reaching Sai Wan Pavilion, along the way you can not only enjoy the large hexagonal columnar rock formations of Hong Kong Geopark, but also witness two of the "Top Ten Scenic Spots in Hong Kong," Man Yee Reservoir and Lung Kwun Wan. Although the journey is relatively long, the hiking trail is well-developed and not too challenging.
Route: Lion Rock Park >> Commemorative Pavilion >> Lion Rock >> Wong Fu Shan >> Sha Tin Red Plum Valley; Lion Rock has many hiking trails and multiple exit points. The route is clear and has staircases, making it easy to reach the summit of Lion Rock. From the top, you can enjoy the scenery of most of Kowloon. It gives a feeling of "hovering above all, overlooking all the mountains". Wong Fu Shan, located in the Lion Rock series, is a famous landmark in Sha Tin District.

Dalangxi Bay

Route: Xiwan >> Xiantian Wan >> Dalang'ao >> Chijing >> Beitanao. Walking along this route, besides being able to listen to birdsongs and admire flowers and plants in the mountains, you can also enjoy charming coastal scenery, pristine sandy beaches, and even walk barefoot to feel the coolness of fine sand and clear water, and listen to the sounds of wind and waves in nature.

Lamma Island, Jale Road

Route: Yung Shue Wan >> Wind Power Station >> Hung Shing Yeh Bay >> Lo So Shing Beach >> Sok Kwu Wan. This family-friendly route on Lamma Island is approximately six kilometers long, with well-developed roads and low difficulty. It can be completed in about two hours. If you want to get some fresh air but are not particularly good at or passionate about sports, you can try this route!

Mount Tai Ping

Route: Tai Ping Shan >> Lugard Road >> Lung Fu Shan and Song Lin Fei Pao >> Summer Lane >> Pok Fu Lam Reservoir. First, enjoy a panoramic view of Hong Kong's skyscrapers and bustling city scenery, then transition into a lush green forest. The contrasting scenery of towering buildings and dense natural jungle gives a refreshing and back-to-basics feeling!
Route: City Gate Reservoir >> Needles Hill >> Grass Hill >> Lead Mine Hollow; The route from City Gate Reservoir to Lead Mine Hollow is the seventh section of the MacLehose Trail. Here you can overlook the entire Shatin Valley, as well as the reservoirs of City Gate Valley and City Gate Inner Valley. There are also a variety of flora and fauna, with many birds migrating here for the winter!

Bogong Ao

Route: Po Kong Gap >> Phoenix Mountain >> Ngong Ping; Phoenix Mountain is the second highest peak in Hong Kong, after Tai Mo Shan! The main peak is called Feng and the sub-peak is called Huang. The two peaks are often shrouded in clouds, standing proudly on Lantau Island.
Route: Mei Wo >> Nam Shan Ancient Trail >> Tai Dong Shan; If you want to watch the sunset in Hong Kong, Tai Dong Shan Cliff is the top choice! Tai Dong Shan has an elevation of 869 meters and is the third highest mountain in Hong Kong. To hike up Tai Dong Shan and enjoy the sunset, you can start from Mei Wo, follow the Nam Shan Ancient Trail, and the whole journey takes about three hours.

Wutong Village

Route: Wutong Village >> Wangde Garden >> Jingdi Waterfall >> Zhong Waterfall >> Main Waterfall. If you want to see the Wutong Village Waterfall, you generally start from Wutong Village, pass through Wangde Garden, and take the mountain trail. Alternatively, you can choose to ascend Sifang Mountain next to Damao Mountain, descend from a nearby side road, and then take the mountain trail from Wangde Garden. Another option is to go left after passing Jingdi Waterfall on the way down and then go to see the other three waterfalls.