Hong Kong Trail (Section 8)To Tei Wan to Tai Long Wan
Hong Kong Trail
Hong Kong Island is surrounded by sea, so stretches of coastline come into full view when you gaze in the distance from high ground. The last as well as the longest section of the Hong Kong Trail is popular among hikers as it spans Dragon’s Back, which was hailed by international magazines as Asia’s best urban hike. Walk uphill for about 200 metres at the start point at an elevation of over one hundred metres, and then follow the sign for Shek O Peak at 284 metres. From there, you will see the undulating hills that extend all the way to Wan Cham Shan resemble the shape of a dragon’s back, which justifies its name. The viewing point at the top boasts a superb panorama of Shek O, Tung Lung Island, Stanley, and Tai Tam. The trail then joins a forest path at the hillside of Wan Cham Shan, where you can immerse yourself in tranquillity and serenity blessed by nature as the woodland hums to a beat of rustling leaves, twittering birds, and buzzing insects. Further up in the shaded path of Mount Collinson, you can enjoy a sweeping vista from Chai Wan to Tseung Kwan O on the opposite shore. Follow the trail downhill as soon as you arrive at Pottinger Gap, and it will lead you to the finishing point of the Hong Kong Trail – Big Wave Bay.