Lion Rock Hiking Tour

Half day| 4.5km| HKD500 per person, includes transport

Lion Rock Hiking Tour

Lion Rock Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong

Is it possible to walk along Hong Kong’s urban fringes? Yes! And this is one of the most spectacular stretches to experience it. Getting off the bus we’re surrounded by monkeys. Macaques, re-introduced to Hong Kong in the 1910’s to eat the poisonous fruits of a plant found around the Kowloon Water Reservoir. Since then a stable Macaque population has established itself in this area.

Once on the path our attention is soon with the beauty of the forest trail and the breathtaking vistas. We’re walking through forest for  most of the hike but every now and then the view opens up to the urban jungle of the Kowloon Peninsula down below us. At first we look over stonecutters Island, the container harbor and huge volumes of industrial buildings then later, Nathan Road, the railway and more residential and office districts come into view. On clear days we see the skyline of Hong Kong Island. Half into the hike the former Kai Tak Airport, now fitted with a cruise terminal, stretches out below us. Then finally, the steep bit – we’re climbing over the rocky back of the  Lion – the city stretched out far below us.
The trail downwards leads us into the road at Sha Tin Pass, forward into the business of the Wong Tai Sin district below.

Note: This hike can be booked as late afternoon Twilight hike to watch the blue hour unfold over the city. Let us know if you’re interested to do this. 

Highlights: Monkeys, views over Kowloon peninsula, Lion Rock, Wong Tai Sin

Summary

Cost: HKD500 per person, includes transport

Time: Half day

Tour starts: 8.30am in Central

(4.00pm in Kowloon Tong for evening hikes)

Tour ends: 12.30pm at Wong Tai Sin Station

(7.30pm in Kowloon Tong for evening hikes)

Meeting point: Outside the General Post Office (beside the bus station), 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong Island

Walking distance: 4.5km

Walk grade: Moderate to strenuous

Terrain: Uneven nature path, uphill and downhill

Facilities: Toilets along route

Note: Tour operates from September to June, any day. Please note that our tours run on demand. You have to make a booking in order to participate.

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