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Section 1 Stanley Gap Road to Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Section 6 Tai Po Road to Shing Mun Reservoir
Section 2 Wong Nai Chung Reservoir to Lam Tin Section 7 Shing Mun Reservoir to Yuen Tun Ha
Section 3 Lam Tin to Tseng Lan Shue Section 8 Yuen Tun Ha to Cloudy Hill
Section 4 Tseng Lan Shue to Sha Tin Pass Section 9 Cloudy Hill to Pat Sin Leng
Section 5 Sha Tin Pass to Tai Po Road Section 10 Pat Sin Leng to Nam Chung
   
Starting Point: Wong Nai Chung Reservoir
Finishing Point: Lam Tin
Length: 6.6 kilometres
Time: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Fairly Difficult
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Introduction:
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.

Transport Access :
Public Transport
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 below.

Citybus
6              Central (Exchange Square) - Stanley Prison

Taxi Distance and Time
Hong Kong Star Ferry to Parkview Mansions – 6 km, about 20 minutes.

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 right.

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.

MTR
Taikoo station - Yau Tong station

 

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