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

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)

Ping Shan Heritage Trail: Pre-colonial Hong Kong

Centuries before the British arrived, Hong Kong's New Territories were populated by walled villages built by clans to protect themselves from bandits, pirates, and even roving tigers... Want to escape Hong Kong this weekend but not really feeling energized enough for a hike? The Ping Shan Heritage Trail in Tin Shui Wai/Yuen Long is the perfect day … Continue reading Ping Shan Heritage Trail: Pre-colonial Hong Kong

Easy Beach Walk/Hike: To Tei Wan Beach Hong Kong Trail Section 7

Distance: 7.5 km Duration: 2 hours (or less if you run, it's completely flat except for the 700 steps at the very end) Difficulty:  Easy Walk. Literally zero percent uphill except for the last bit. Click here for the map. Everyone always does the more popular Hong Kong Trail Stage 8, which contains Dragon's Back - named 'Best … Continue reading Easy Beach Walk/Hike: To Tei Wan Beach Hong Kong Trail Section 7

Easy Night Hike/Walk in Quarry Bay/Tai Koo: Hong Pak Country Trail

Distance: 6.6km in total to and from the MTR station - but the actual trail is only 3.6km Duration: 2 hours give or take. The 3.6km part can be done in 1-1.5 hours if you don't stop. Difficulty: Easy. The description says 'flat walk' but I would say maybe 40% of the hike was a gentle to moderate … Continue reading Easy Night Hike/Walk in Quarry Bay/Tai Koo: Hong Pak Country Trail

Easy to Medium Hike: Pok fu lam Reservoir to Peel Rise (Aberdeen) – Hong Kong Trail Section 2

Distance: 4.5km Duration: 1.5 Hours Difficulty: Easy. I don't know why some websites have labeled this as 'fairly difficult'. But if you're a beginning this might be a medium.   START: Pok fu lam Reservoir Road TRANSPORTATION: We took a cab to the starting point, but you can take minibus 91 from Hollywood Terrace on Queen's … Continue reading Easy to Medium Hike: Pok fu lam Reservoir to Peel Rise (Aberdeen) – Hong Kong Trail Section 2

Easy to Medium Night Hike: Hong Kong University to Victoria Peak via Pok Fu Lam

**UPDATE (March 11, 2015): I discovered a "new", easy route to The Peak from Central/Admiralty via the Central Green Trail Distance: 5km Time: Around 1.5-2 hours There are many ways to hike to Victoria Peak, and the paths vary in length, steepness, roughness, popularity, etc. This has to be my favourite way to get up … Continue reading Easy to Medium Night Hike: Hong Kong University to Victoria Peak via Pok Fu Lam