5 scenic hikes in Hong Kong for every fitness level

With an prolonged stretch of cool climate this 12 months, there’s no higher time than now to reap the benefits of the attractive outside Hong Kong has to supply. 

Though the town is making its manner again into gyms and fitness studios as Covid restrictions ease, embracing the nice outside has myriad bodily and psychological well being advantages. And with over 500 mountaineering trails to discover, there are as some ways to see the town from a distinct perspective.

Here, we check out 5 of the town’s most scenic routes for all ranges of bodily fitness, ranked from straightforward to troublesome. #Thousand Island Lake

#Dragon’s Back

#Lion Rock Peak

#Pineapple Hill

#Ng Tung Chai Waterfalls

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A leisurely stroll appropriate for your entire household, the path provides views of the Tai Lam Chung Reservoir in Tuen Mun. The quantity 43 minibus from Tuen mun MTR station will take you to So Kwan Wat Village, the place the 7 km path circles again to. The path’s spotlight is a brief uphill stroll that takes hikers to the Reservoir Island (*5*). The path is absolutely paved and takes about 3 hours to finish.

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This path is likely one of the hottest in the town for good purpose. Part of the Shek O Country park, the mountain ridge is claimed to resemble a dragon’s backbone. It’s simply accessible by bus through Shek Road O, and the enjoyable stroll results in Big Wave Bay. Along the way in which, you’ll be accompanied by countless ocean views and a birdseye view of Shek O. It’s additionally price scheduling a while into the two.5-hour hike to spend on the 8.5km journey’s lookout level and snap just a few selfies in entrance of that iconic view.

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Lion Rock is synonymous with the town’s resilience and spirit and is likely one of the finest vantage factors for those that need to catch a panoramic glimpse of the Kowloon. There are a number of routes to get to the height that kicks off in the Lion Rock Country Park in Wong Tai Sin. For these trying for greater than only a leisurely stroll, choose for the route that passes one other Hong Kong icon, Ahma Rock, situated alongside the descent to Sha Tin. The rock’s title interprets to ‘glazing out for husband’; legend has it a spouse and her youngster waited for the husband’s return from a fishing journey, not figuring out he had misplaced his life at sea. The two returned every day and finally became stone.

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If your ordinary hikes take you to the peaks and mountains round Hong Kong, you may need to choose for this alteration of surroundings, actually, in Pak Nai. The metropolis’s solely pure canyon, Pineapple Hill, will get its title from its cracked, rocky formation that resembles the crispy crust of a pineapple bun. From this vantage level in the New Territories, Pineapple Hill not solely offers killer entrance row seats to the sundown, however you’ll additionally be capable to see neighbouring Shenzhen in the space.

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Plenty of Hong Kong’s hottest mountaineering trails gives you gorgeous ocean views, however the route resulting in Ng Tung Chai Waterfalls is exclusive in its personal proper. The slim 12 km path is generally uphill and can finally lead you to the Main Fall, the town’s tallest waterfall with a 35-metre drop. But alongside the way in which, ranging from the foot of Tai Mo Shan in Tai Po, you’ll hit three different waterfalls, the Bottom, Middle and Scatter Falls. Expect to spend about 4 hours on the path, and go ready with a superb pair of mountaineering boots and loads of consuming water.

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