Our top 5 hikes in Hong Kong!

Think Hong Kong is just skyscrapers and concrete? Here’s our list of some of the best hikes Hong Kong has to offer!

Many people think Hong Kong is made up of just skyscrapers and concrete. The truth is, 40% of the territory is made up of country parks – meaning a good hike is right outside your back door.

Here are our list of some of the best hikes Hong Kong has to offer:

1. Morning Trail
This is an easy beginner hike which will take you right up to Victoria Peak. It takes just under an hour and offers blockbuster views over the Hong Kong skyline.

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2. Nam Long Shan Trail
See the cable cars of Ocean Park Hong Kong and the glamorous south coast of Hong Kong Island on a hike up Nam Long Shan, known as Brick Hill after nearby former brick works in Aberdeen. Just 30 minutes from the buzzy Central district, the summit of Brick Hill has sweeping views over the beaches of Deepwater Bay and Repulse Bay.

Sunset view of Brick Hill in Hong Kong

Sunset view of Brick Hill in Hong Kong

3. Lamma Trail
Hong Kong isn’t just one island. It’s made up of a handful of outlying islands a short ferry ride away, including laid-back, hippy Lamma. There are no roads – but there is a Family Trail, an easy seven-kilometre trek through rural villages and jungle scenery. You won’t go hungry with the local snacks in the villages and a spicy seafood meal when you’re finished.

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4. Mount Parker Trail
Overlooking the eastern side of Hong Kong. The 90-minute trail up the hill is easy and shaded. You come out at the Tai Tam Reservoirs and the Tai Tam Mound Waterfall, perfect for a hot day.

The dramatic views of Hong Kongs densely populated yet tropes style jungle. Hong Kong Island. Quarry Bay / Taikoo Shing.

The dramatic views of Hong Kongs densely populated yet tropes style jungle. Hong Kong Island. Quarry Bay / Taikoo Shing.

5. MacLehose Trail
Voted in National Geographic’s Top 20 Dream Trails, MacLehose Trail in New Territories should be a must on your list. The trail is about 100km long, starting from Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung, to Tuen Mun. Offering breathtaking views and stunning scenery, it’s no wonder this trail was voted one of the best in the world.

Sharps Peak in Sai Kung National Park, Hong Kong on 21 October 2015.

Sharps Peak in Sai Kung National Park, Hong Kong on 21 October 2015.

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