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Fabulous views ending on lovely beach

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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.

3 months 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)

3 months ago

It’s an amazing trail to do solo

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

hiking
7 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

9 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
10 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
10 months ago

Lovely trail. Not too difficult. Great views.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

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.

A little to much pavement for me but great trail.

hiking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Welcome to Hong Kong- great atmosphere in the city as well as out. If you're coming from the monastery be prepared for a climb. It's worth it but there's some big elevation to climb in a short period so take breaks if you need. I saw only one person coming the way we came, Everyone else was coming from the other direction. The trail head is a ways back behind the monastery, you'll pass old an housing quarters/boarding home and what looks like an old restaurant. The initial climb is the hardest , mostly boulder size steps until you get to a clearing at the top with some large rocks to climb on for decent views. Some advice: it was mostly out in the open so if its hot, be prepared. The second stint is another short scramble to the top where you'll find a small shelter and 12-20 folks with selfie sticks. There are also large rocks to climb out on to get a better view. We hiked through to the other end and caught a bus back to HK.

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.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Fully paved trail, well marked, nice beaches and scenic views. But lacking the sense of adventure of an unpaved trail.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Did it today despite the bad weather. The trails are most of the time well built out/paved and can be as well run. There is only moderate elevation and only the first 1-2 km are a bit steeper. Very much enjoyed the trail and will do it again or a variation of it.

hiking
12 days ago

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