Hong Kong Trail (Section 2)Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road to Peel Rise
Hong Kong Trail

Trail Summary

Length
4.5 km
Duration
1.5 hours
Region
Hong Kong Island
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 2-Star)

Surface (Rating 3-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 5-Heart)

The second leg of the Hong Kong Trail starts at Pok Fu Lam Reservoir, the first reservoir in Hong Kong, which was completed in 1863 and extended in 1877 to meet the needs of the residents on Hong Kong Island.  With abundant water resources, as well as secondary forests in the catchment area and streams, it is home to a good many forest birds and insects, such as the pale thrush, the black-crowned night heron, and the Hainan blue flycatcher, filling the trail section with vibrancy and vitality especially in spring and summer.  Besides a vehicular road and a path, there is a trail ride, with pavilions and long benches in the vicinity as rest stops.  At the far end of the trail ride is a viewing platform that commands the view of Aberdeen and Lamma Island.  Towards the end of Section 2, the trail descends to Tin Wan, where the trail and skyscrapers are in close proximity to each other.  This is a distinctive characteristic of Hong Kong’s countryside – the country is just a stone’s throw away from the city.  At the finishing point, you will hear the stream gurgling down Keung Fa Kan, where the short-legged toad – an endangered species native to Hong Kong – was found.


Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to Pok Fu Lam Road and alight at "Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road" bus stop or near Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road. Walk for about 20 minutes along the road to Pok Fu Lam Family Walk. There, turn right for Section Two of the Hong Kong Trail.

New World First Bus (NWFB) routes - 4,91, 94, 970 and 970X      
Citybus routes - 7, 37A, 37B, 40, 40M, 71, 90B and 973    
Green Minibus routes - 22 and 23  
 
End Point
Walk down Peel Rise for about 20 minutes to Aberdeen Reservoir Road and then to Aberdeen Main Road. Public transports are available at Aberdeen Praya Road.

New World First Bus (NWFB) routes - 38, 42, 78, 91, 91A, 94 and 94A
Citybus routes - 7, 37A, 37B, 41A, 48, 70, 71, 72, 73, 77, 90B, 95C, 107, 170 and 973
Green Minibus routes - 51, 51S and 58 

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

Hong Kong eTransport web page
https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk/

Route Map

The below map showing the route and the scenic spots along the hiking trail.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.

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