Eagle's Nest Nature Trail
Eagle’s Nest, also known as Tsim Shan, is located inside Lion Rock Country Park near Shek Lei Pui Reservoir. On Eagle’s Nest, Black Kite, a commonly seen raptor, can easily be spotted hovering overhead. Eagle’s Nest Nature Trail is close to urban areas and suitable for families. Near the start point of the trail, vistas of Kowloon Reservoir come into view; in the middle part, there is a pavilion that looks out on the central part of Kowloon. Views of outstanding scenic beauty stretch as far as the eye can see – visitors can catch sight of Diamond Hill, Kowloon Tong, So Uk, and Beacon Hill. Further ahead, a delightful panoramic view of mountains in Central New Territories like Kam Shan, Smuggler’s Ridge, Tai Mo Shan, and Needle Hill can be seen. The nature trail also features Shiuying Bamboo, which is named after Hong Kong botanist Dr. Hu Shiuying. First discovered in Tsim Shan in 1981, Shiuying Bamboo is a native Poaceae plant unique to Hong Kong and thus is of particular research and conservation value. This flora species is a delight to look at, as it frequently has purple spots between internodes when young and grows with bright green leaves in multi-stemmed clumps. Graceful and elegant, it certainly lives up to its name.