There’s a beautifully rural world within a hiking boot’s throw of downtown Hong Kong. A dragon’s back, deserted beaches, volcanic landscapes, feng shui woods and remote temples await your discovery. Take a diversion from those urban excursions and hike Asia’s world city!
The last leg of the Hong Kong Trail, is the meandering path on the ridge of Dragon’s Back which is widely hailed as one of Hong Kong’s best urban hikes. Dragon’s Back has a sightseeing platform near the peak that provides truly spectacular views of southern Hong Kong Island and its shoreline. Right at the trail’s end is Big Wave Bay where you can take a dip or surf the waves for a relaxing finale to this iconic hike.
Peak Circle Walk
The top thing to do in Hong Kong is to take in the world-famous vista of Victoria Harbour from The Peak. Some of the best views are on the Peak Circle Walk, which winds around the highest point on Hong Kong Island.
The Peak to Lung Fu Shan Country Park
This hike offers a glimpse of Hong Kong’s colonial history accompanied by beautiful nature above a spectacular urban landscape. Parts of The Peak were originally reserved for non-Chinese residents of the colonial elite, who favoured the area for its cooler climate. Today, its leafy paths are open to anyone who wants to enjoy the stunning city views, well-preserved woodlands and heritage sites.
The Lion Rock hike in Hong Kong yields the best views of Hong Kong for those that make the effort to climb it. The trail head is excellently located next to two MTR stations, Diamond Hill MTR Station or Won Tai Sin MTR. It is approximately1.8km (1.1 miles) to Lion Rock, and it is recommend to allow 5 hours to complete the hike, however, most complete this in half that time.