Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (元荃古道半程)

MODERATE 6 reviews

Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (元荃古道半程) is a 17.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near the city of Allway, Hong Kong that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
17.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
783 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (Chinese: 元荃古道), also known as Yuen Tsuen Traditional Footpath, is a trail linking Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The trail was the major trail for travelling between two major towns for villages trading their necessaries before the completion of Castle Peak Road. The trail routes along Tsuen Wan, Tsuen King Circuit, Ha Fa Shan, Shek Lung Kung, Sheung Tong, Tin Fu Tsai, Tai Lam Chung, Nam Hang Pai and Yuen Long.

3 months ago

A little to much pavement for me but great trail.

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

4 months ago

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.

Monday, October 24, 2016

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.