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)

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

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

Quick & Gorgeous Coastal Hike: Lung Ha Wan Country Trail (Clearwater Bay)

Sometimes you don't have to go too far to get to somewhere gorgeous. Lung Ha Wan was discovered because Czarina took her 4-year-old son Ethan along, so I had to choose something quick but worthy. After reading that it was a favourite film location for directors, I immediately knew it would be spectacular...   Difficulty: Easy to Medium … Continue reading Quick & Gorgeous Coastal Hike: Lung Ha Wan Country Trail (Clearwater Bay)

Rainy Day Hike: Tung O Ancient Trail from Tung Chung (MTR) to Tai O Fishing Village

"But what will we do if it rains?" "Exactly the same thing we would do if it weren't raining..." That's what Moritz's uncle told his dad in Alaska and that's exactly what we did last Saturday. Rain or shine, there was no way we were staying indoors being couch potatoes. (I mean, we could've gone to … Continue reading Rainy Day Hike: Tung O Ancient Trail from Tung Chung (MTR) to Tai O Fishing Village

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