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

Tiger’s Head via Lo Fu Tau Country Trail: Beach Hike on Lantau Island

Just before the cold properly settled into Hong Kong, we did one last 'beach' hike from Discovery Bay to Mui Wo (Silvermine Beach). Entry and exit points clearly defined, serious uphill workout at the beginning, glorious grasslands and vistas up top.  Distance: 8.4 km (The actual country trail is just 3.4 km but we included getting … Continue reading Tiger’s Head via Lo Fu Tau Country Trail: Beach Hike on Lantau Island

High Junk Peak Country Trail: Medium Beach/Summer Hike

After a months-long hiatus (I really can't remember the last time I hit the trails), I finally made it back yesterday for the Monday off. Of course, I chose one of the easier looking itineraries to warm myself up for the full-blown hiking season: High Junk Peak Country Trail. Difficulty: Medium (2/4) Distance: 6.4 km Duration: … Continue reading High Junk Peak Country Trail: Medium Beach/Summer Hike

Beautiful Coastal Walk with Secret Beaches: Lantau Trail Section 7, Tai O

Nobody else I know has done this - one of the most beautiful seaside walks I've done, certainly the prettiest and most underrated trail I've discovered this year so far Distance: 10.5 kilometres Duration: 3 hours Difficulty: Moderate - the official hiking guide of the government rates this a 3/3, but I wouldn't put it on … Continue reading Beautiful Coastal Walk with Secret Beaches: Lantau Trail Section 7, Tai O

Easy Beach Hike: Pak Tam Au to Sai Wan Beach, Sai Kung

Distance: 8.2 km (If you want to do the whole section of Maclehose, it's 13.5km) Difficulty: Easy to medium Duration: 2 hours Happy New Year Everyone! It's been half a year since I've updated this blog, and since then I've moved to a new site. However, I did return to Hong Kong for a project from August to November, and … Continue reading Easy Beach Hike: Pak Tam Au to Sai Wan Beach, Sai Kung

Beach Hike: Long Ke Wan to Tai Long Wan/Sai Wan Beach

Start and end in two of Hong Kong's most beautiful beaches in this medium-difficulty hike, one of the most beautiful and rewarding I've done. Also, an anecdote below on how I almost drowned to death in Tai Long Wan (more like a cautionary tale). Distance: 6km Duration: 2.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate This is the first part of Maclehose Trail … Continue reading Beach Hike: Long Ke Wan to Tai Long Wan/Sai Wan Beach

Super convenient Beach Hike: Mui Wo to Pui O (Lantau Stage 12)

Distance: 9km Duration: Under 3 hours Difficulty: Medium (2/4) Compared to a few other trails in Hong Kong which start and end in the middle of nowhere, taking hours to get there and back, Lantau Stage 12 is an easy in-and-out affair that starts at the ferry pier and ends in a long, chilled out beach where you … Continue reading Super convenient Beach Hike: Mui Wo to Pui O (Lantau Stage 12)