Wilson Trail Sections 5 & 6
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 five starts with a relatively easy forested path that takes you around the back side of Lion Rock Country Park. You later join a catch water that takes you the Kowloon Reservoir.
Here section six begins and things get a little tougher. Unlike the MacLehose trail that goes straight up the road, the Wilson takes on smugglers ridge in the Kam Shan Country Park before finishing at the Shing Mun Reservoir.
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Get to the start: Take the MTR to Wong Tai Sin (exit A), take green minibus no 18, and get off at the terminus on Sha Tin Pass Rd. Walk up to the yellow-roofed monastery and then follow the minor road all the way up to Sha Tin Pass. Or take a taxi to the café on the Sha Tin Pass.
Get home: Walk from the finish to Pineapple Dam where you will find mini buses and taxis back to Tsuen Wan MTR station.