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Dragon's Back

Dragon's Back Hike

mapNot only does the Dragon’s Back score high for its cool name, it has also been voted the ‘Best Urban Hiking Trail in Asia’ by Time (Asia Ed.). A short hop from the bustle of Hong Kong East, the trail provides stunning views of Shek O, Tai Long Wan, Stanley, Tai Tam, and the South China Sea.

Starting Point – Shek O Road near To Tei Wan Village

From MTR Shau Kei Wan Station, Exit A3, take bus 9 from Shau Kei Wan bus terminus to To Tei Wan on Shek O Road. The entrance to the hike is on Shek O Road near To Tei Wan village. Be sure to look out for the sign!

Shek O Road

Shek O Peak

At 284 metres high, the hilltop sightseeing platform on Shek O Peak is the perfect place to catch your breath while enjoying the panorama of Shek O, Tai Long Wan and even Tung Lung Island.

Shek O Peak

High Energy on the Dragon’s Back

People come to a small mountain gap high up on the Dragon’s Back to fly kites or jump off into the great blue yonder with paragliding wings.

High Energy on the Dragon’s Back

Shek O Country Park

An urban oasis, this country park was established in 1993 and has three hiking routes: Hong Kong Trail Section 7, Section 8 (Dragon’s Back) and Pottinger Peak Country Trail (Pottinger Gap to Cap Collinson Road). Keep your eyes peeled for rare barking deer which roam the forests here.

Shek O Country Park

End Point – Tai Long Wan

Another ‘Big Wave Bay’ on Hong Kong Island. In the summer, this makes a good excuse to pack in the hiking and go for a dip. Waves reach several metres high in all seasons in the unobstructed bay, making it a surfer haunt. You can also fuel up at nearby outdoor cafes.

Tai Long Wan
Did you know?

The Dragon's Back is a path connecting Wan Cham Shan (226m) and Shek O Peak (284m), stretching vertically over D'Aguilar Peninsula. The path undulates between these hill tops, reminiscent of the shape of a dragon’s backbone.

Info
Area:
Southern District
Starting point:
Shek O Road near To Tei Wan Village
End point:
Tai Long Wan
Average hiking time:
Approx. 6 hours
Distance:
Approx. 8.5 km
Replenishing stations:
There are no replenishing stations along the way, so stock up with food and water at supermarket or convenience store in Shau Kei Wan before starting out.
Difficulty:
Moderately difficult
How to get there

From the starting point:
From MTR Shau Kei Wan Station Exit A3, take bus 9 at Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus to To Tei Wan, Shek O Road.

From the end point:
Walk from Tai Long Wan to Shek O. Then take bus 9 at Shek O Road back to Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus. From here, public transport is available to other destinations.

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