Wilson Trail Sections 7 & 8
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 seven starts with a pleasant stroll around the Shing Mun Reservoir. From the end of the Dam continue up a long road to Lead Mine Pass. The road is uphill most of the way but not too demanding. From Lead Mine Pass continue town towards Tai Po along a forested path to the outskirts of Tai Po. Here the trail loops around following a ridge with great views over Tai Po and the Tolo Habour.
Section 8 strangely finishes at the top of Cloudy hill but we suggest finishing at Tai Wo MTR station and saving the massive climb for the last two sections, as otherwise you have to return from the top of cloudy hill back to the MTR in Tai Wo.
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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: We strongly suggest bailing at the Tai Wo MTR and finishing section eight in the final push to finish the trail.