Hong Kong is not only about modern skyscrapers and old temples. Its travel life is enriched by the existence of many scenic trails. They are the true gifts the city has to please nature lovers, health buffs and adventurers.
There is approximately 300 kilometres of hiking trails in Hong Kong. They vary in difficulty; some can be dangerous to the untrained hiker.
Major hiking events regularly take place in Hong Kong. Such hiking activities attract as much as 5,000 registrants for a single event.
Hiking is a healthy way to see the other side of Hong Kong. Most visitors may come to this city to shop and dine but hiking is slowly gaining popularity.
Some nature trails start not very far from the city center, making it accessible for beginners. These trails could lead you atop hills and mountains, into green parks, or down to hidden beaches.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and explore Hong Kong by foot and be amazed at what you might find.
If walking is not your cup of tea, then join a biking tour to enjoy Hong Kong’s scenic trails.
Best nature trails in Hong Kong
Contrary to its scary name, Dragon’s Back is a good starting point for beginners. It is accessible through Chai Wan MTR Station and can be completed in 2 to 3 hours. Best for an early morning nature walk!
The MacLehose Trail is the longest trail in Hong Kong. This 100-kilometre route stretches from East to West of the New Territories. It is the site for the annual Oxfam Trailwalker event. Stage 2 of the trail takes you to Tai Lung Wan, Hong Kong’s most famous beach.
Lamma Island is perfect for a full day trip. Enjoy Hong Kong island life and spend some time at the beaches and villages. If you feel a little more adventurous, take the less-traveled paths, explore deep forests, and discover hidden shrines.