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)

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)

Quick Challenging Hike: Lantau Peak (Lantau Trail Stage 3) to the Big Buddha

Difficulty: 3/4 Distance: 4.5 kilometres Duration: 2.15 hours This is a really great trail especially if you want to combine it with some sightseeing, as it either starts or ends at the famous Big Buddha (Ngong Ping) and Po Lin Monastery (which I have yet to properly explore!) The great thing about this hike is that although challenging, … Continue reading Quick Challenging Hike: Lantau Peak (Lantau Trail Stage 3) to the Big Buddha

Difficult Hike: Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s Highest Peak (Maclehose trail Stage 8)

Distance: 10km (more or less, including walking to the starting point) Duration: 5 hours Difficulty: Very difficult, no idea why HK Walkers only gave this just 2 stars for difficulty. Although I haven't done Ma On Shan Massif (Maclehose Stage 4) yet which is 3 stars. Start: Lead Mine Pass End: Route Twisk These few weeks mark the end of hiking … Continue reading Difficult Hike: Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s Highest Peak (Maclehose trail Stage 8)