New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (the first part)

With the hiking group we explored the Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (Chinese: 元荃古道), also known as Yuen Tsuen Traditional Footpath. This 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. It is currently being modernised and the path is being expanded.

I’ve tried to find the exact description of the route, but I am struggling to locate it on Google Maps and there seem to be only a few English-language posts (mainly pictures) on this trail.

I remember that we started at an estate in Tsuen Wan and then walked along Tsuen King Circuit and Ha Fa Shan up to Shek Lung Kung. We left the path at Sheung Tong as we only had planned an ‘easy’ hike for about 2,5-3 hours and we made our way along a street, passed a small village with an amazing pond and downhill back to the civilization.


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