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Cute little hike that leads to a beach, good surrounding, well designed and not dangerous

hiking
22 days ago

was a 3 hr hike for us from beginning to big wave beach. has some high,hilly terrain but well worth the view once you get to the peaks.

The start of the path in Mui Tsz Lam is tricky to find. There is a building at the northern end of the road and the path starts just around the corner from that building.
While much of it walk easy, the section from Mui Tsz Lam to the top of the pass is definitely not easy. The path there is rugged and steep. The original steps, paved with hewn stone, was laid a long time ago. Unless you have a very good balance walking poles are recommended.
After the top of the pass the downhill section is pretty straight forward

1 month ago

deserve to go every year

Beautiful hike, but challenging in the June heat!

Beautiful hike along the ocean. Go to Lamma Grill for the best ribs you’ll ever have! And if you want a less crowded beach with great swimming stop at Lo So Shing beach instead of the main beach along the trail (about 45 min walk from the main ferry terminal / Lamma Grill)

It’s an amazing trail to do solo

The trail you will find here doesn’t actually arrive to the very top of Lin Fa Shan, Sunset Peak and Lantau Peak but the trail is very easy to find. I went on top of all 3 the peaks and the view are just stunning. It’s a long hike and deserves respect, be well prepared with a lot of water and proper hiking gear. MOST IMPORTANTLY PLEASE DO NOT LITTER THIS BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT PLEEEEEASE!!!!

4.8 moderate paved trail up to Victoria Peak. Spectacular views of Hong Kong.

hiking
5 months ago

Very busy, but such great views and so close to the city!
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2016/10/29/dragons-back/

Trail is easy. I hiked with few children, my 3 years old on a light stroller. We carried it when there were steps. Not clearly marked at the beginning thru the beach and village at DB. The view on top of hill is excellent. Monastery is beautiful. You can also attend daily mass 7am, none 2pm, vespers 5:20pm if you are catholic. Sunday mass 10:30am and Benediction 7:20pm. Monks and Sisters are still living there.

7 months ago

Excellent - went off the path (dotted line midway) and encountered some steep terrain. Be sure to look over the trails beforehand if going off the busy one.

hiking
8 months ago

Directions to the TH from the MTR subway system and back:
Take A3 Exit at Shau Kei Wan MTR Station (筲箕灣站)
Take #9 Bus for Shek O (石澳) and get off at To Tei Wan Tsuen stop (土地灣村)
The trailhead is on the left side of the road,
Hike the 5.5 mile long Dragon’s Back trail to Big Wave Bay Beach (大浪灣)
Take the red minibus back to Shau Kei Wan MTR Station from the Big Wave Bay Village bus parking lot.

hiking
8 months ago

Lovely trail. Not too difficult. Great views.

11/2/2017 (Wednesday) -- What a lovely morning on the Peak to enjoy the view of the harbor and mountains on the other side of Kowloon. Then, I walked down to the reservoir, took a bus to tour the campus of HKU.

loved it! great views throughout the whole trail.
having lots of water is essential, there are also some drink vendors at Big Wave Bay to refill your stocks.
Saw people canoeing and doing other water sports on the beach.

Should note, the main map of this hike is from the cable car dropoff, not the full hike, which looks quite challenging. They said the last cable car is at 6, at least today, which is a regular week day, so plan accordingly. The cable car is not cheap either, $210 hkd round-trip for the standard. There’s apparently a hefty discount if you book online with koon or kool or something, so I wish I had known that.

Buddha is amazing and well worth the hike or the cable car, whichever you choose, as is the monastery. The area around it is a tourist trap though so if you’re on a budget, plan to bring a snack or something.

One of the best hikes to take on HK island. Moderately difficult climbs, beautiful views and a rewarding beach at the end. Easy accessibility at both start and finish of the hike - public transport or taxi.

Beautiful views!

A little to much pavement for me but great trail.

I've done this trail numerous times, including with my 88-year-old father. The trail is never strenuous. but it gives a very different picture of Hong Kong than you get on other trails and other islands. There is an amazing tiny Thai satay stand near Yung Shue Wan, where you can also sit down for other Thai dishes. It's the best replica of the atmosphere in Thailand for such places that I've found outside of Thailand and the food is great. At the south end, if you want to keep going, there is a trail that loops around the eastern of the two peaks, to some lovely beaches on the south side of the island; there is also a trail that goes up and over the eastern peak if you want to get a great view over the Lamma Channel and the South China Sea.

Started the trail near Tung Chung. The first mile is very steep with tall stone stairs that go straight up the mountain side without and flat portions. Even though shaded, doing this in the middle of a summer day forced me to take many breaks. After the first mile the slope mellows out a bit and the air cools off as you gain elevation. Once on top, the views make the climb all worth it. Once on the other side, there is a bus stop and ferry to get back to Hong Kong, very convenient. Beautiful trail!

Finding the trail was a little tricky but after the trailhead, signage is descent. The first 2 miles is all uphill and quite the climb. But the view is definitely worth it! The rest of the trail has mild slopes and well kept pavement. I went on a Wednesday morning and only saw a handful of people. Instead of going back the way I came, there is a bus stop at the end of the trail to get you back towards Hong Kong.

walking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Very steep, not advised for those with bad knees

hiking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Nice trail! Not only hiking on the mountain, but also going to a wonderful beach!

walking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Paved trail and roadside walking. We walked down from the tram station. you go through some very lush forested areas. The trail was very slick in spots. Not too many view locstions.

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Did this hike this morning and it offered amazing views of the beaches and skyline in the distance. It was a little tricky to get to the trail head from the MTR initially but once we were on it it was easy. On the other end we took a bus to shek o beach!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

First of all, I was amazed at how pristine and litter free this Trail was! Given the fact that just a few miles away sits a huge metropolis of 7.3 million people. I truly didn't see any evidence of people having been there other than the trail signs and perfectly groomed trail itself.

As for the hike, it was beautiful! I wish I'd had more time to explore more of the trail network... it seemed to go everywhere and was well marked the entire time. One thing to watch for though, some of the water drainages can seem like a "trail" and we ended up walking up one for a half mile or​ so. which would be no big deal, we just didn't know what kind of critters we're lurking in the dense brush around us.

Overall, a really great hike for all skill levels. Great views, great experience.

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Easy - moderate. Enjoyable & scenic walk with good clear signage along the way. Convenient access to start point as well as exit from the end point to the Mtr station.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Nice climb, great view. Not for casual hikers.

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