Sheung Yiu Country Trail
Country Trail

Trail Summary

Length
4.2 km
Duration
1.75 hours
Region
Sai Kung
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 1-Star)

Surface (Rating 2-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 4-Heart)

Merging with Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail, Sheung Yiu Country Trail has its starting point situated near Sheung Yiu Folk Museum, which is reconstructed from a 100-year-old Hakka village, and a lime kiln, which was the site for producing lime from coral skeletons.  Through visiting the museum and lime kiln, hikers will get a grasp of the life of indigenous residents of Sai Kung.  Most of the trail is covered with luxuriant woods and it begins with a precipitous climb.  At some of the corners, hiking lovers will be able to spot islands of different sizes such as Wong Yi Chau, Tai Tau Chau, Kai Chau, Kau Sai Chau, Jin Island, and Tuen Tau Chau scattering across Port Shelter and High Island.  In the direction towards Nam Fung Wan, it also passes through Po Kwu Wan Campsite.  Back in the 1970s and the 1980s, the smuggling of Vietnamese refugees was rampant.  A part of Nam Fung Wan served as a custodial centre for Vietnamese boat people until 1998 and is now Astropark and a water sports centre.  Large herds of cattle could be seen resting and eating on the grassland.  The trail ends at Man Yee Road, where visitors can enjoy the views of the reservoir that holds the greatest amount of water in Hong Kong – High Island Reservoir.  The construction work lasted for 7 years and it was completed in 1971.


Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport and get off at the path entrance to Sheung Yiu Village after passing through the Pak Tam Chung Barrier. Walk along the Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail to the starting point of Sheung Yiu Country Trail, it takes approximately 20 minutes.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 94 and 96R (96R only runs on Sundays & public holidays)
Green Minibus routes - 7 and 9

End Point
Walk about 45 minutes along Man Yee Road and Tai Mong Tsai Road to the path entrance to Sheung Yiu Village and take bus.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 94 and 96R (96R only runs on Sundays & public holidays)
Green Minibus routes - 7 and 9

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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