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

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)

Best Underrated Hike on Hong Kong Island: Wilson Trail Stage 2

Distance: 6.6 kilometres Duration: 2.5 hours (but it takes a while to get to the starting point, so add half an hour or so) Difficulty:  Medium: Two significant uphill pushes, but they're absolutely worth it. Map: Click here This has got to be Hong Kong Island's best and most overlooked trail. Hong Kong Stage 8, which contains Dragon's Back, may … Continue reading Best Underrated Hike on Hong Kong Island: Wilson Trail Stage 2

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: Mid-Levels West/Hong Kong University to Victoria Peak via Pok Fu Lam/Lung Fu Shan

**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: Mid-Levels West/Hong Kong University to Victoria Peak via Pok Fu Lam/Lung Fu Shan