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)

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

Kap Lung Ancient Trail: Easy Beginner Level Forest Hike with secret waterfalls

*Update: This trail is best done together with the Kap Lung Forest Track I was recovering from a minor procedure that day, and the doctor told me I could finally start some 'light' exercise without sun exposure or too much sweating. This trail was perfect.  Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: Super Easy 1/4 (I don't know … Continue reading Kap Lung Ancient Trail: Easy Beginner Level Forest Hike with secret waterfalls

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