*Update: This trail is best done together with the Kap Lung Forest Track
I was recovering from a minor procedure that day, and the doctor told me I could finally start some ‘light’ exercise without sun exposure or too much sweating. This trail was perfect.
Duration: 1 hour
Difficulty: Super Easy 1/4 (I don’t know why the official trail guide says 2/4, the thing was completely downhill)
Distance: 2.5km (the actual trail is only 2km but you have to walk more getting in and out)
- There’s a minibus directly from Des Voeux Road West (Sheung Wan / Sai Wan) to Tsuen Wan if you’re coming from HK Island West.
- At MTR Tsuen Wan Exit A, turn left and take the first stairway UP to Tai Ho Road North.
- The bus stop is on top of the MTR station because the road flies over at least three storeys up.
- Get off at Country Park stop and you’re good to go!
The first part of the trail was paved, while the rest was mostly laid with large rocks on soil. A part was built by local villagers many decades ago, hence the tag ‘ancient trail’.
Treading this primitive path, you can relive the simple life of old rural communities. (hiking.gov.hk)
…the same way you came. Through Bus 51 heading towards the Tsuen Wan MTR. At the end of the trail turn right and walk along the road until you hit the main thoroughfare (5 min). There are also minibuses that bring you to New Territories MTR Stations like Yuen Long or Kam Shan Rd.