Hong Kong’s Five Toughest Walks

Dog’s Teeth

There are many ways to get up Lantau Peak but going via the Dog’s Teeth is one of the toughest. It’s a straight up from the Skek Pik Reservoir with a little bit of rock climbing along the way. If you want to go tough, this is for you.

Distance: 8.7 km | Time: 4 hrs | Difficulty: 3

The Hunchbacks

Starting at the Ma On Shan Country Park BBQ Site this walk takes you straight up three peaks, the first being the Hunchbacks and the last being Ma On Shan. It’s a steep climb where a rope is welcome as you quickly climb 500 meters. 

Distance: 7.5 km | Time: 5 hrs | Difficulty: 3

Sharp Peak

For this hike we start at Ko Lau Wan Tsui and take the ridge along to Sharp Peak. This is far less travelled than the route from Sai Wan and provides some stunning views of Sharp Peak and the deserted beach of Nam She Wan along the way.

Distance: 8.84 km | Time: 6 hrs | Difficulty: 4

Hong Kong Island Loop

Starting in Stanley this hike takes in three steep peaks combining the first section of the Wilson Trail and the 5th and 6th sections of the Hong Kong Trail.

Distance: 12 km | Time: 6 hrs | Difficulty: 4

The Gates of Heaven

This one is tough both in terms of elevation and the terrain you need to negotiate.

Distance: 9.2 km | Time: 5 hrs | Difficulty: 5

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