Luk Wu Country Trail in East Sai Kung Country Park
is a route for fit and experienced hikers. This
scenic route begins with a flight of steps on Sai
Kung Sai Wan Road. Climbing up, it offers the grand
panoramic vistas of High Island Reservoir. Follows
a meandering path, views of Tai Mun Shan, Sharp
Peak, Tung Wan Shan and the sweeping waters of
Tai Long Wan feast your eyes.
The trail scissors
through a bamboo stand where you will hear streams
gurgle. Soon, the translucent midstream waterway
of Kap Man Hang appears, the upstream is the Sheung
Luk Stream while the downstream is the Four Pools.
Passing thickets of trees and several stone walls,
they are ruins of the old Luk Wu Village, a hamlet
that vanished some 40 years ago.
Leaving Luk Wu,
at the top of a flight of stone steps, exhilarating
open vistas to the right are Chek Keng Hau, Sham
Wan Tsai, Wan Tsai Peninsula and Tap Mun. At Luk
Wu Plateau, a tableland nestled between Pai Ngak
Shan and Tai Cham Koi, one can rest at the campsite.
From the plateau,
the downhill trail runs parallel to a brook. Up ahead,
the trail crosses a catchwater and joins the Pak
Tam Country Trail which travels down to Yee Ting
at Pak Tam Road.