Making a steady climb along a spur, the Wilson Trail
begins Section 2 through the eastern ranges.
Higher up, amidst low shrubland, past old wind-bent
pines, the path leads towards a summit. To the
left there are glimpses of Wong Nai Chung Gap
and the city – to the right the beautiful Tai
Tam valley spreads out.
A kilometre up from Parkview the
path reaches Jardine’s Lookout (433 metres) – curiously
the exact same height as Violet Hill, now seen
across the valley. The views from Jardine’s Lookout
are surely startling. To the left of the survey
marker, one gazes down onto massed humanity in
the urban districts. Yet, except perhaps on weekends,
your only likely company here will be passing ants
– or the kites wheeling overhead. Long descending
ridges frame the city. On the other side lies raw
nature: the Tai Tam valley, wooded and green, with
its nestling reservoirs. Beyond there the rugged
coast of Tai Tam Bay extends out, and still farther
off rise some outlying islands.
From the City Hall, Central, take
Bus 6. Alight at Wong Nai Chung Gap, by the Sinopec
service station. From there it is a 10 minute
walk to the start of Section 2, as described
Taxi Distance and Time
Hong Kong Star Ferry to Parkview Mansions – 6 km, about 20
Section Start Point
From Wong Nai Chung Gap go up
towards Parkview, past a small reservoir on the
right. At the top, just after a small pull-in car
park on the left, there is a Wilson Trail arch.
Section 2 starts across a small bridge, then bear
right uphill. Provisions are available at the Parkview
supermarket, just inside the building and to the
Section End Point
Kornhill Mansions, Quarry Bay.
Follow the path that skirts Kornhill Mansions,
and where it meets a road turn downhill. Continue
down Greig Road to the flat tramline road, and
turn right to the MTR Taikoo station. For Section
3, go to the MTR Yau Tong station.