Shady Summer Hike: Kap Lung Forest Track (Easy/Beginner)

Hong Kong may be experiencing a heatwave downtown, but you'll be surprised at how cool it can get in the forest landscapes of Kowloon north(west). Last weekend we headed to Kap Lung (west of Tai Mo Shan) for a dose of much needed green scene... Distance: 4km Duration: 1.5 hours Difficulty: Super Easy (downhill) The Kap Lung Forest Trail … Continue reading Shady Summer Hike: Kap Lung Forest Track (Easy/Beginner)

Great Summer Hike: Waterfalls and Tree Cover at Wu Kau Tang Country Trail

More than just a summer hike, this one takes you through rivers and streams with giant rocks perfect for sunbathing, or shaded ones where you can read a book at leisure... Duration: 1 hr 30 Distance: 3km Difficulty: 2/4 We spent a wholly satisfying day yesterday at the Plover Cove Country Park doing a baby hike that took … Continue reading Great Summer Hike: Waterfalls and Tree Cover at Wu Kau Tang Country Trail

Ap Lei Chau/Yuk Kwai Shan: Hong Kong Island’s Funnest Hike

Yuk Kwai Shan (Mount Johnston) on Ap Lei Chau will have you rappelling down from ropes and scrambling on your hands, knees and butt... Distance: 3.6 km (round trip) Duration: 2-3 hours Difficulty: Hard! (Read: Don't bring your kids / grannies here!) Just on Hong Kong Island's backyard is this super "cute" and scenic short … Continue reading Ap Lei Chau/Yuk Kwai Shan: Hong Kong Island’s Funnest Hike

Quick and Easy Hike to the Big Buddha: Shek Pik Country Trail

There are many hikes to the Big Buddha, and most of them I've done, except for the The Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail, which follows the route of the cable car from Tung Chung. That one is quite convenient as the entry and exit points are easily reached via public transportation. HOWEVER,  If you're not quite up … Continue reading Quick and Easy Hike to the Big Buddha: Shek Pik Country Trail

Suicide Cliff: Hong Kong’s Most Photogenic (and Dangerous) Hike?

I know I'm gonna get a lot of flack for the clickbait-y title, because doh, there are so many photogenic (and dangerous) hikes in the 852! But this is one we kind of did just for the photos... because S saw a few friends posting shots and felt photo envy. Plus, it's not on a proper trail but a … Continue reading Suicide Cliff: Hong Kong’s Most Photogenic (and Dangerous) Hike?