HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Dragon’s Back (revisited)

Yes, this is the most famous hike of Hong Kong: the Dragon's Back. The “Dragon” got its name from the trail’s ups and downs between Shek O Peak and Wan Cham Shan. I'm sure everyone has heard of it or done it before... and I have done it numerous times, in summer and winter, in… Continue reading Hiking: Dragon’s Back (revisited)

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HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Green Power Test Hike

I've been thinking about joining one of the hiking events in Hong Kong for some time now - it would be interesting to see how I fare in a competitive environment, with the extra adrenaline but also the hundreds of other (much better) hikers and trail runners. It could either be very motivating or exactly… Continue reading Hiking: Green Power Test Hike

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Favourite night hikes on Hong Kong Island

Now that the weather is much better I'm back to hiking at the weekends (see my post on the MacLehose Trail Stage 2) and during week nights. Sometimes I'll join the Hong Kong Hiking Meetup group (find more info here) and other times I'm just out with my friend Monica. Currently, I've got four favourite… Continue reading Favourite night hikes on Hong Kong Island

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 8 (Dragon’s Back)

Hong Kong Trail Stage 8 is the final stage, a final 7.5km to get you to the end of the 50km trail. I've walked it in both directions, either starting at Shek O or ending there. Either way it is a nice walk. The one that I took the pictures on was a walk from… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 8 (Dragon’s Back)

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 7

After a little break we finally decided to go on Hong Kong Trail Stage 7, which is 7.5km long with a 6km stretch of concreted trail alongside a water catchment. It is easy to walk and gives you great views of Tai Tam Harbour on a sunny day. The Starting point for this trail is… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 7

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 6

The sixth stage goes from Mount Parker Road to Tai Tam Road. Another 4.5km to walk, but mainly down hill. The hardest part is probably getting to the starting point, if you don't come from Stage 5 you will have to walk an hour uphill on Quarry Bay Road. For most of the way, this… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 6

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 5

Stage 5 is one of the strenuous hikes. It is shorter than some of the other hikes with just 4,0km length, but because it goes up and down it is quite tiring. The starting point is at Wong Nei Chung Gap, next to the pink Park View houses. We started walking on the joint trail,… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 5