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Section 1 The Peak to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road Section 5 Wong Nai Chung Gap to Mount Parker Road
Section 2 Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road to Peel Rise Section 6 Mount Parker Road to Tai Tam Road
Section 3 Peel Rise to Wan Chai Gap Section 7 Tai Tam Road to To Tei Wan
Section 4 Wan Chai Gap to Wong Nai Chung Gap Section 8 To Tei Wan to Tai Long Wan
   
Starting Point: The Peak
Finishing Point: Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road
Length: 7 kilometres
Time: 2.0 hours
Difficulty: Fairly Difficult
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Introduction:
Hong Kong Trail Section One begins at the Peak Tram Station on Lugard Road. The beginning section is a level vehicular road that can be easily tackled by hikers of all ages. The route circles the mid-slopes of Victoria Peak. You can enjoy beautiful views of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. Besides, there are many information plates along the way. One of them introduces the origins of Tai Ping Shan and Lo Fung, both Chinese names of Victoria Peak. This summit is the highest point of Hong Kong Island. Because of the Humid and misty environment, the densest forests on Hong Kong Island are concentrated on these hills.

Strolling along the Native Tree Walk, you come across a great variety of flora. Some of them are pointed out by information plates. Those highlighted include the Lance-leaved Sterculia (Sterculia lanceolata), Hong Kong Pavetta (Pavetta hongkongensis), Turn-in-the-wind (Mallotus paniculatus), Silver-back Artocarpus (Artocarpus hypargyreus) and Reevesia (Reevesia thyrsoidea).Further up, an India Rubber Tree with dense aerial roots stands by the trail.

Beyond Harlech Road, the going gets moderately difficult, as the hiker has to negotiate steps, cement hill paths and dirt roads. Further up to the Lung Fu Shan lookout, the spectacular landscape of western Hong Kong Island unfolds before you. After feasting yourself on so much beautiful landscape, follow a flight of steps down a steep slope. Soon, Pok Fu Lam Reservoir welcomes you with its emerald water. On the left, you find the Pok Fu Lam Family Walk that runs parallel with the lake. This level plantation path is a pleasure to explore. At Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road, Section One of the Hong Kong Trail comes to an end.

Transport Access:
To get to the starting point on The Peak :

Tram
Central - The Peak

NWFB
15 Exchange Square in Central - The Peak
15B Wan Chai (HKCEC Extension) - The Peak (only runs on Sundays and public holidays)

Minibus
1 Hong Kong MTR Station - The Peak

For your return journey from Pok Fu Lam Reservoir, walk for about 10 minutes to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road for the following public transport routes :

NWFB
4 Central - Wah Fu Estate (South)
91 Ap Lei Chau Estate - Central (Ferry Piers)
94 Lei Tung Estate - Central (Ferry Piers)
970 Cyberport - So Uk Estate
970X Aberdeen - So Uk Estate

CityBus
7 Central (Ferry Piers) - Shek Pai Wan
37A Chi Fu Fa Yuen - Central (Circular)
37B Chi Fu Fa Yuen - Admiralty (Circular)
40 Wah Fu Estate (North) - Wan Chai North
40M Wah Fu Estate (North) - Admiralty (Central Government Offices)
71 Wong Chuk Hang - Central (Wing Wo Street)
90B South Horizons - Admiralty MTR Station (East)
973 Tsim Sha Tsui (Mody Road) - Stanley Market

Minibus
22 Central (Exchange Square) - Pok Fu Lam Garden
23 Kennedy Town MTR Station - Wah Fu Estate

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