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Hiking in HK: Dragon’s Back

2 Dec
View from up the Mountain

View from the Dragon’s Back Trail

Dragon’s back is by far the most famous hiking trail in Hong Kong. It is considerate quite easy and with a great view making it a great attraction for locals and tourists. The hike is only 7km long and it would take around 3 hours including transportation for the whole trip.

The Trail starts on ShekO road and ends at the Big Wave Beach.

The Trail starts on ShekO road and ends at the Big Wave Beach.

How to get there: Take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan station, then get out at Exit A3 and take the bus 9 towards  To Tei Wan on Shek O Road. You can simply get off when you see a lot of hikers getting off and you won’t get lost.

The trail has a lot of signs, you won't get lost

The trail has a lot of signs, you won’t get lost

The first part of the trail has a lot of steps (about 250) but nothing that will set you back. The trail gets much easier after with easy slopes up and down and awesome view of Hong Kong. These ups and downs gave the trail its name, since it looks like a Darong’s Back Continue reading

Hiking Up to Victoria Peak

7 Oct

I arrived to Hong Kong in early September and this year, the temperatures were above average. In the first couple weeks the weather was so hot that i would think twice before going out. This made any day hikes out of question, so i decided that my first Hong Kong hike would be a night hike to Victoria Peak.

Ps: You can also go up Victoria Peak by Tram.

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Since i am new in town and it would take a lot of effort to explore trails I have never done before. Therefore I chose to sign up with the Hong Kong Hiking Meetup 香港遠足覓合團. This group allows you to register for group hikes with individuals who are familiar with the trails and act as your guide.

Victoria Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island with an altitude of 552m. It is one of the biggest touristic attractions in hong kong offering views over Central, Victoria Harbour and Lamma Island Continue reading