Hong Kong’s 10 Best Walks

High Junk Peak

Many rate the Dragon’s Back the best in this class for Hong Kong but we believe this hike outdoes it both for the views and the general interest along the way. 

Distance: 7 km | Time: 3 hrs | Difficulty: 2

Ap Lei Pai

A classic coasteering route, with magnificent views, lots of adventure and a chance for a cool dip. This is the shortest hike on our list but by no means the least dramatic.

Distance: 4 km | Time: 3 hrs | Difficulty: 2

Pat Sin Leng

A strenuous 11-kilometre hike with eight hills to climb and plenty to see. Pat Sin Leng gets its name from eight well known figures from Chinese mythology. 

Distance: 16 km | Time: 6 hrs | Difficulty: 4

Tai Mo Shan

This walk has a good mix of reservoir, forest and mountain as it combines sections from the Wilson and MacLehose trails to wind its way up to the peak before a sharp drop back down to Route Twisk.

Distance: 20 km | Time: 6 hrs | Difficulty: 3

Crossing Hong Kong Island

Four peaks, lots of steps and an amazing 360 panorama. Starting on Stanley Gap Road, just above Stanley this 13-kilometre walk first takes you up and over The Twins.

Distance: 13 km | Time: 5 hrs | Difficulty: 3

Ma On Shan

Two dazzling ridges with a steep drop down to an ancient trail in between. This tough 16-kilometre hike is a Hong Kong classic and a rite of passage for any serious local hiker.

Distance: 16 km | Time: 6 hrs | Difficulty: 4

Victoria Peak

Possibly Hong Kong’s most visited hike, Victoria Peak combines an easy stretch of the legs with magnificent views down Victoria Harbour and around the Western point of Hong Kong Island. 

Distance: 7 km | Time: 3 hrs | Difficulty: 1

Sai Kung Horseshoe

It is not easy though at 20-kilometres with a fair amount of climbing, but the rewards for those who make it are well worth the effort.

Distance: 20 km | Time: 7 hrs | Difficulty: 4

Six Dragons

At 11-kilometres along good paths for most of the way, this hike is within reach for all levels of hikers though expect a fair bit of climbing to reach Lion Rock and Kowloon Peak.

Distance: 11 km | Time: 4 hrs | Difficulty: 3

Lantau March

Hong Kong’s biggest island was featured in all of our research on the best hikes for the region. Put simply by one of the experts we asked, “you just can’t beat Sunset and Lantau Peaks.”

Distance: 24 km | Time: 8 hrs | Difficulty: 5

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