After Hours Hiking Guide
After an unremitting holiday feasting, do you promise to start your physical training and work on some healthy solutions?
Here, we have 3 after-hours short hiking-trail recommendations for you to kick-start your workout plan in the new year! All are well-connected and easily reached from our hotel. Have yourself an adventurous sunrise or sunset walk and discover the beautiful green landscape of Hong Kong.
1. The Peak
This is a beginner hike for exploring the city’s green spaces while witnessing the incredible views of the city skyline. The trail is also good for an evening hike, as the path is well lit and the city views are spectacular at night.
- The trail starts on Hatton Road near Hong Kong University.
- Walk uphill to a small park on Lugard Road and enjoy a flat walk from there.
- The trail terminates at The Peak Galleria.
Length: 2.8 kilometres / 4 kilometres (two directions)
Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
2. Dragon’s Back
Easily accessible and suitable for beginners, this short hiking trail gives you a gorgeous view of the southwest side of Hong Kong Island. You can enjoy the panoramic views of Stanley, Big Wave Bay and Shek O of the hill.
- Take the Island line MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station (Exit A2).
- Take bus no. 9 at the Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus.
- Alight at the stop “To Tai Wan”, which should be 11 stops later.
- Once you get off at “To Tai Wan”, follow the path leading up the hill to Dragon’s Back.
- To end the hike, you can choose either “Shek O Beach” or “Big Wave Bay Beach”.
Length: 7.3 kilometres
Time: Around 2 hours
3. Lamma Island – Sok Kwu Wan to Yung Shue Wan
This is a moderate-level hike which brings you the alternative lifestyle of laid-back Lamma Island. In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery and pirates’ caves, you can also enjoy a meal from an array of seafood restaurants.
- Take the Lamma ferry at the Central ferry pier (Pier 4) to Sok Kwu Wan. Journey is around 40 minutes.
- Alight the ferry and walk along the coastal path to Mo Tat Village.
- Take the steps up to Ling Kok Shan.
- Take the paved path down toward Sok Kwu Wan, and take the path to Hung Shing Yeh Beach.
- Finish the hike at Yung Shue Wan.
Length: 8-10 kilometres
Time: 2 hours