Sections 3 & 4
The Wilson Trail stretches for 78 kilometers from Stanley on Hong Kong Island to Nam Chung on the mainland. It is named after David Wilson, who was Governor of Hong Kong from 1987 to 1992.
Section 3 is unique for the long trails. It starts in the city at Yau Tong and heads up a road past a cemetery to the gun batteries of Devil’s Peak, which it loops around. Then it continues up a ridge with great views down Victoria Harbour on one side and over to Junk Bay on the other. Although not too much of a climb this ridge is much underestimated in our view as it has some amazing city views.
Section 4 is a lot tougher, starting with a pleasant forest walk before the start of one of the longest continuous stair climbs in Hong Kong up onto the Kowloon Ridge. Once you get to the top things get a lot easier with great views and a paved road for much of the way through to the Sha Tin Pass.
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Get to the start: Take the MTR to Yau Tong (exit A2) make your way towards Lei Yue Mun and look out for the signs for the Wilson Trail.
Get home: This one is a little harder to get out. 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.