MacLehose Trail (Section 9)Route Twisk to Tin Fu Tsai
MacLehose Trail

Trail Summary

Length
6.3 km
Duration
2.5 hours
Region
West New Territories
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 3-Star)

Gradient (Rating 3-Star)

Surface (Rating 1-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (High)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

There is an observation deck soon after the trail starts. The south of the observation deck overlooks Tsuen Wan and Stonecutters Bridge, while the north of it commands Ho Pui Irrigation Reservoir, which is encircled by forests. A small island in the middle of the calm water, Ho Pui Reservoir is the source of water for irrigation for the farmers in northwest New Territories. At the foot of the mountain is the scenery of the rural plains of Pat Heung, Shek Kong and Kam Tin. If you look closely, you will even see a mine cave at the roadside that is no longer used. With trees lining the trail, even summer is not stifling.  Spring brings yet another type of scenery - the blooming native Red Azalea will add redness to the mountain. Don’t forget the bluish and purplish flower, known as Skullcap, which may be right next to your foot though. A military general of the Han dynasty, Han Xin, allegedly used Skullcap to treat the soldiers. On the way, you will see Snake Strawberries, whose receptacles swell like balls and which look like strawberries. You will also see a type of plant called Dichrocephala integrifolia, its flower resembles eyeballs of goldfish.



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Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Tai Mo Shan Country Park" bus stop.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route - 51

End Point
From Tin Fu Tsai, walk for about one and a half hour to Sham Tseng via Tsing Fai Tong.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route - 52X, 53, 234A and 234B
Green Minibus route - 96 and 308M

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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