MacLehose Trail Sections 3 & 4

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.

If the first two sections gave you a gentle introduction to the regions longest official trail, the next two sections are going to test your stamina. Section three is a series of three peaks all over 400m across the Sai Kung West Country Park.

Once you cross the Sai Sha Road, it’s time to take on Ma On Shan, the tallest peak in Sai Kung and the one that looms over the town. Once conquered there is still a long way to get to Tate’s Cairn on the Kowloon ridge with spectacular views along the way.


Get to the start: This hike starts at Pak Tam Au which you can reach with bus 94 or 96R from Sai Kung.

Get home: We recommend you do not finish at Tate’s Cairn but rather continue along section 5 to the Sha Tin Pass. If you are lucky you might find a taxi going down, otherwise you have to walk down the hill to the Sha Tin Estate and take the no 18 mini bus down to Wong Tai Sin MTR station.