Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Hong Kong HIKING Highlights

Take a look at the amount of green on the satellite image below and you can hopefully start to understand why Hong Kong is by far the best city in the world for easy and quick access to wonderful hiking trails. You might need to scroll around the map depending on your screen resolution.

What is interesting and somewhat bizarre as you look at this map is the concentration of the grey area where huge 50 storey apartment blocks are piled high, one next to the other as if there was no space available. Nothing could be further from the truth, but you’ll hear no complaints from hiking enthusiasts as they can access trails in minutes where other city dwellers might have to commute hours. 

Attached below are my favourite hikes in Hong Kong that I've done so far.  I’ll add more as I do them but with over a thousand kilometres of trails it could take me a while to complete this blog post! I've also started to venture off the main trails where the terrain is a bit rougher but more rewarding.

If you have a hike you think should be listed here then just let me know in the comments below.

Click on the map to scroll around and view more of Hong Kong!


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Maclehose Trail
Stage 2 – Tai Long Wan - Click Here
Stage 3 – Pak Tam Au - Click Here
Stage 4 and 5 - Ma On Shan - Click Here
Wilson Trail
Stage 3 - Click Here
Stage 4 - Click Here
Stage 9 - Click Here
Lantau Trail
Stage 2 and 3 - Lantau Peak - Click Here
Stage 7 and 8  - Click Here
Stage 9 and 10  - Click Here
Hong Kong Trail
Stage 8 - Dragons Back - Click Here
Country Trails
Plover Cove - NE NT - Click Here
High Junk Peak - Clearwater Bay - Click Here
Other Trails
Sharp Peak - Click Here
Castle Peak - Click Here
Robins Nest - NE NT - Click Here
Lai Chi Wo - NE NT  - Click Here
Razor Back - Click Here

Recommended Hiking Links as follows:

AFCD - Hiking Trails
AFCD - Country Parks
Roz's Hiking Pages
Hike in Hong Kong
HK Walkers
HK Outdoors
HK Tourism Board

Recommended Transport Links as follows:

HK MTR
Minibus
Buses
 


More links and photos coming soon!

Tags: Hong Kong HIKING Highlights, Hiking in Hong Kong, Hiking Trails in Hong Kong, Best Hikes in Hong Kong

9 comments:

Nicole December 16, 2009 11:44 am  

1000?! That's quite an adventure, wow :)
The idea with the map is awesome!

Quickroute December 16, 2009 11:54 am  

@ Nicole: Thanks - I could be walking for a while alright!

Thriftcriminal December 17, 2009 5:11 am  

Could drape a gps trail on google earth?

Quickroute December 17, 2009 9:54 am  

@ Thrifty: Yeah I've been toying with the whole GPS tracking thing from my iPhone - in a future edition I reckon

aTravelAroundtheWorld December 21, 2009 7:47 am  

This is a very nice post, I did not know about the hiking opportunity that Hong Kong has to offer!

Maya December 23, 2009 2:13 am  

I am impressed with all the hiking around Hong Kong. I am glad to see you have started your hiking portal--it's got me thinking. Now I just need to get motivated.

Quickroute December 23, 2009 6:21 am  

@ Travlr: You'll have to revisit as I see from your blog you just scraped the surface here

@ Maya: Yeah - the portal is born - need go spruce it up some but...

Fili March 22, 2010 11:34 pm  

Terrific. Would have been great to see those plotted on the map ^_^

Haven't done all of those yet, hopefully will get around to it in the upcoming year.

Quickroute March 22, 2010 11:38 pm  

@ Fili: Yeah I'll have to add the map at some point alright

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