Peak Trail (Pinewood Battery Section)
Recommended Route

Trail Summary

Length
4.7 km
Duration
2.5 hours
Region
Hong Kong Island
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 3-Heart)

Legend has it that early inhabitants of Hong Kong Island found a red incense burner that drifted ashore, believing that it was a gift from Tin Hau and the highest summit on the island ‘Lo Fung’.  Walking along the Peak Trail is like taking a trip down memory lane.  Between busy commercial buildings in Central and Victoria Peak is Lugard Road, a hundred-year-old plank road that exudes an air of ancient elegance.  It commands views extending from Lei Yue Mun on the east to Ma Wan Channel on the west, with a full view of Victoria Harbour.  It also looks out on the busy streets of Tsim Sha Tsui in the distance, as well as the hills connected by Lion Rock and Tai Mo Shan.  In spring, visitors may be able to witness the extraordinary scenery when the bridge is cloaked in a shroud of mist in the morning. 

The end of the path branches into two. The one that follows High West, where a viewing point offers a 180-degree panorama of the waters to the west of Hong Kong Island, including Tsing Yi, Lantau Island, and Lamma Island. Leading towards the south in the mountains, Section One of the Hong Kong Trail is an ideal place to enjoy the sunset. The end of the mountain trail sits the oldest water storage facility on Hong Kong Island – Pok Fu Lam Reservoir, as well as former watchman’s cottage with a history of over 150 years. Word has it that Pok Fu Lam is named after Pok-fu, a bird species that often appeared in the woods; another version is that Pok Fu Lam acquired its name as there were wild ducks (Cotton Pygmy-goose) that settled on this piece of woodland.


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Transportation Information

Start Point
Walk along Peak Road towards Peak Tower after arriving the Peak. The start point is the entrance of Lugard Road.

The Peak Tram
New World First Bus route - 15 and 15B
Green Minibus route - 1

End Point
Take public transport from Kotwall Road for leaving.

MTR - Island Line "HKU" Station Exit
New World First Bus (NWFB) route - 13
Green Minibus route - 3

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.

Nearby Attraction #Pinewood Battery 
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