MacLehose Trail Sections 7 & 8

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.

With the easy part done and the half way line crossed it’s time to roll up the sleeves and start the hard work again. Section seven continues to parallel the Wilson trail but takes the tough route up Needle hill and then up to Grassy Hill. The latter is easier as you join a road for the final ascent and descent down to Lead Mine Pass.

From there you start section eight, a slow walk up through rock fields and then a road to Hong Kong’s tallest point, Tai Mo Shan. On a clear day you can see all of the territory below you and out to the Chinese mainland. The section finishes on (and off) a military road down to Route Twisk.


Get to the start: Take the MTR to Tsuen Wan station (exit B), and look for the walkway to Shiu Wo Street. Jump on a minibus no 82 to Pineapple Dam then turn right to the point you left the trail at the end of section six.

Get home: Getting off route twisk is a little tricky. An infrequent bus service will take you back down to Tuen Mun but I would recommend grabbing a taxi if an empty one passes.