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hiking
1 month ago

Great views and a perfect introduction to HK if you just got here or are visiting. You can keep going to big wave bay for a dip after the hike. However, if you are looking for a challenge, that is definitely not be the right hike.

Great hike, good views, bring a swim suit. A dip in the bay is an amazing way to cool off after the hike. There is a designated changing area. If not in a hurry to get to Big Wave Bay I would suggest not taking the first path to the beach. Instead of taking the first path to the “right” continue on and in another 10 mins or so is another path that will take you to the beach. More great views and it leads to 3000 year old (allegedly) rock carvings.

Enjoy it nice trail

Fabulous views ending on lovely beach

The trail is amazing and provides beautiful views over the open sea to the east and island views to the west. At the end of the trail, walk down to and visit the village of Shek-O and have a meal at the restaurant close to the beach. The trail is not strenuous and can easily be completed with normal fitness in a couple of hours.

Métro from Hong Kong, with small bus ride. Well worth it, bring water lots of sun exposure. Nice views. From the end, go down to the beach and grab the bus back. Nice one day activity out of the city and the chaos of Hong Kong.

3 months ago

Well maintained. Amazing views of Hong Kong Island. Not terribly busy. Moderate terrain.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a favourite hike for my family.
It is fairly easy only a few steep parts. Harder to do when the weather is extremely hot and humid. Lots of stairs on the decent to MW. My knees begin to hurt half way down. But overall a lovely hike!

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months 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

4 months ago

deserve to go every year

Beautiful hike, but challenging in the June heat!

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing trail! Incredible views! Great little villages between the first climb and the second climb (especially Pak Mong village, where you can get a cold drink from the little cafe, which someone will be able to point you to). This trail is of ADVANCED DIFFICULTY!! Do not attempt this trail alone or in the summer heat. Bring a lot more water than you think you’ll need. You will drink it all.

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)

5 months ago

It’s an amazing trail to do solo

Easy hike with beautiful views!

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
9 months ago

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

Amazing and good view

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.

11 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
Friday, November 10, 2017

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
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Lovely trail. Not too difficult. Great views.

hiking
Thursday, November 02, 2017

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.

This is a great hike, though I did it in reverse from disco to tung Chung. I think I would do it the other way next time though as the MTR ride back to central isn’t nearly as relaxing as the ferry ride from Disco Bay to central. Although, getting the steepest part done first and spending the last 2 thirds going down hill to Tung Chung was nice. The stretch from Tung Chung MTR to the trail head is on he sea wall, between the airport and the MTR line and there’s not a bit of shade. There are lots of Go Bee bikes around though, so you could potentially rent one and bike that bit. Setup the app first tho and be prepared for a $400 hkd deposit plus however much credit you want to load, if you haven’t used GoBee bikes before Otherwise bring an umbrella and sunscreen.

Gear: sun screen, umbrella, lots of water, trekking poles with hard tips attached for hard packed dirt, if you have them, Lunch or a large snack.

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.

hiking
Monday, October 02, 2017

We do this hike quite often. Not sure what's about the category - this should be noted as moderate, in my view. Especially the first 2km from DB to Tiger Head is quite steep and challenging.
Most of the photos linked to this hike are actually from the shorter trail via the Monastery... (only 6km).

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