Summer Island Hike: Sharp Island, HK’s Clearest Water?

Hiking in a bikini, anyone? With summer in full steam, it's time to check out Hong Kong's many beautiful islands. But if you're not a sunbather like me, you'll be wanting to go an adventure without passing out from heat stroke. Cue Sharp Island, arguably home to the 852's clearest waters... Distance: 2.5km Duration: 1 hour … Continue reading Summer Island Hike: Sharp Island, HK’s Clearest Water?

Summer hike: Streams, rivers, waterfalls of Pat Sin Leng

On the northern edge of Pat Sin Leng Country park, we took two country trails that intersected rivers, streams, farmland and mountainside... Distance: 2.5 km + 5.5 km = 8km total (plus short connecting walk) Difficulty: 3/4 Duration: 3.5 hours If you're still up for hiking in this hot, hot heat as we were (mainly to get … Continue reading Summer hike: Streams, rivers, waterfalls of Pat Sin Leng

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?

Easy Hike: Sheung Yui Country Trail + Folk Museum (Sai Kung)

First week of February, Hong Kong 2018: Cold AF!!! Guys what is the matter with this weather?! We almost backed out of the hike because temperatures were going below 10 degrees Celsius. Giuli and Franchi actually wore TWO pairs of jeans that day as they were traumatised from a whole week of almost freezing to … Continue reading Easy Hike: Sheung Yui Country Trail + Folk Museum (Sai Kung)