Hong Kong Trail
Key information: Hong Kong Trail
A 50 km hiking trail that crisscrosses Hong Kong Island, offering breathtaking views of the sea and the beaches nearby as well as shaded routes in the forest; it includes the well known Dragon's Back.
- Walkopedia rating84
- Natural interest13.5
- Human interest12
- Negative points5
- Total rating84
- Note: Neg: a big city often in view, albeit a fascinating one
- Length: 50km
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
Walkopedia friend Flavia says:
Hong Kong Trail is a 50 km hiking trail that crisscrosses Hong Kong Island from West to East (or else from East to West), from Victoria Peak to Big Wave Bay. The trail offers breathtaking views of the sea and the beaches nearby as well as shaded routes in the forest; it includes the well known Dragon's Back hike.
The trail is divided into 8 sections, all well marked by arrows and distance posts. Be careful: hardly any refreshment area is available along the route, so do pack your own water and food. Lots of picnic areas and toilets are available. It took us 3 days to complete the trail from section 8 to section 1 and the hardest sections were n. 8, 5 and 6. We did it backwards so these comments are not fully applicable to those going from 1 to 8.
An App is also available (Hong Kong Hiking Map) including all Hong Kong Trail sections: the App is very useful because it allows you to follow the correct route (GPS only, no need to use data) in case of doubt (we did find it very useful a couple of times when the signal posts were not as clearly marked as usual).
Overall, the trail is suitable to trained hikers, no special skills are needed except resistance.
Walkopedia says, Thank you, Flavia! We can never get over how exciting - and challenging - Hong Kong walking is. See also http://hiking.gov.hk/eng/longtrail/hktrail/hktrail.htm
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