MacLehose Trail Sections 1 & 2
Named after Murray MacLehose, the former Governor of Hong Kong, the MacLehose Trail is a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, and offers a chance to experience the natural beauty and cultural diversity of Hong Kong.
Setting off on the 100km MacLehose trail can be daunting, but the first section is a nice way to ease into it with a relatively flat hike around High Island, Hong Kong’s largest reservoir. The downside is you are on a road all the way for those who prefer hiking on trails.
Section two is spectacular, possibly the best of all sections on this trial. Moving off the road you follow a coastal path up and down to three great beaches before veering off on another picturesque stretch passing the village of Chen Kong and onto Pak Tam Au to finish.
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Get to the start: From Sai Kung you can take bus 94 or a taxi to Pak Tam Chung. On the weekend there are buses directly there from the city.
Get home: This hike finishes at Pak Tam Au where you can take bus 94 or 96R back to Sai Kung.