My stubborn attempts at trying every single trail in Hong Kong have resulted in several hits and misses. This one was a hit.
**Important: Read the photo captions, especially the last one, for information on how to get to the waterfall after the hike.
What do you do in Hong Kong’s humid summer when you don’t feel like sunbathing, or doing watersports in the questionably refreshing waters?
I really felt like getting outdoors and doing a bit of exercise, but the hot hot heat can be so
hot discouraging / draining. Thank God we randomly selected this perfect trail for the summer. Perfect, because most of the path was shaded by foliage, plus crisscrossed by streams and rivers to cool down. And it ends in a decent waterfall – Bride’s Pool.
I didn’t see any of the other Bride’s Pool itineraries pairing this awesome hike with the waterfall, so I thought to share it with you. Instead of doing the shitty Bride’s Pool Nature Trail (which is barely a trail at all at 700 metres – and you have to take it to get to the waterfalls anyway) – starting your day with this trail rounds out the whole experience. I mean, you came all the way to the Northern New Territories (Tai Mei Tuk / Plover Cove) – might as well take the whole day out to enjoy it!
Get to the start of the trail:
We took the MTR to Tai Po Market Station. DO NOT take the double decker KMB bus like we did – that was excruciatingly slow. Instead, take the Green Mini Bus 20C to Tai Mei Tuk.
I hadn’t slept well the night before this hike but I am so happy I did it. Days like those make me feel a little bit better about being back in Hong Kong, which apparently still holds pleasant surprises in its pockets of greenery. 🙂
Other beach / summer hikes you might want to try (even I’m shocked at how many I’ve done and actually blogged about!)
- Easy Beach Hike: Pak Tam Au to Sai Wan Beach, Sai Kung
- Beach Hike: Long Ke Wan to Tai Long Wan/Sai Wan Beach
- Medium and super convenient Beach Hike: Mui Wo to Pui O (Lantau Stage 12)
- Easy Beach Walk/Hike: To Tei Wan Beach Hong Kong Trail Section 7
- Beach Hike/Coastal Walk: Shek Pik Reservoir to Shui Hau Lantau Trail Stage 9
- Beach Hike/Walk: Lantau Trail Section 11 Pui O (Beach) to Cheung Sha Beach
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