Five Amazingly Scenic and Easy Nature Walks in Hong Kong

There is a lot more to Hong Kong than just shopping, surprisingly to many, it’s jam-packed with natural attractions, beaches, and is a hiking trail heaven.

At the end of the page, I’ll supply some links to amazing resources for the very best of Hong Kong’s walking and hiking trails and get you started right now with five easy-going nature walks with maps that offer amazing city and coastal views, beaches, and more.

Pak Tso Bay on Cheung Chau

Cheng Chau Family Walk

Cheng Chau is a very scenic car-free island featuring attractions including Cheung Po Tsai Cave, Kwan Kung Pavilion, Mini Great Wall, Pak Tai Temple, Tin Hau Temple, Po Yue Wan, Pak Tso Wan, Tung Wan Beach & Kwun Yam Beach. You can reach Cheung Chau in 35 minutes by fast ferry from Central (schedule). This is a 3-4 hour loop circuit that takes you around the entire island. It’s family-friendly and relatively easy-going while taking in amazing coastal views, beaches, and some historic spots. There is a more detailed guide here: walkonhill.com/..

If a 4 hour loop is too much, you can do a one hour walk to Kwan Kung Pavillion, Chi Ma Hang View Point, the Mini Great Wall, and return along the foreshore of Kwun Yam and Tung Wan Beach taking in Cheung Chau Rock Carvings along the way.

Victoria Peak

There are several relatively easy walks here ranging from short duration to long that take in gardens, flora, fauna and amazing views over Victoria Harbor.

Peak Circle Walk

This trail begins at Peak Tower by following Luggard Road around to Lugard Road Lookout, Po Shan Landslide Works Trailhead, and keep heading along Lugard Road as it becomes Harlech Road as it loops back to Peak Tower passing a waterfall on the way. You can add a side trail by taking Treacherous Trail to Pok Fu Lam Country Park Picnic Area and Mount High West Viewing Point returning via the same path. Duration: about 1.5 hours. There is also a lot of varied tree species along this trail which is also called Pok Fu Lam Tree Walk.

Hong Kong Trail (Section 1) – The Peak to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road
This trail begins at Peak Tower by following Luggard Road around to Lugard Road Lookout, Po Shan Landslide Works Trailhead, and when you reach Harlech Road you can take the Hong Kong Trail (Section 1) to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road. Duration: about 2 hours. More info.

Hong Kong Country Club to South Bay

This 70 min paved walk features beautiful beaches and views with options to snack or go for a swim along the way.

Getting there: Taxi to the country club or bus 6, 6X, 260 or 973.

Discovery Bay to Mui Wo

If you are not already on Lantau Island this walk includes and nice ferry ride from Central Pier to Discover Bay (schedule) and a two-hour trail that leads past the seaside village of Nim Shue Wan, a Trappist Monastery, coastal viewing platforms, finishing on Silvermine Bay Beach at Mui Wo where you can refresh, eat up and then take the ferry back to central (schedule).

Getting there: Ferry to Discovery Bay and follow the signs through Nim Sheu Wan village

 

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