Breath taking hike to MacLehose Trail, Hong Kong

Just four days ago, I went hiking at dragon back and then ended at big wave bay. It was a very nice and easy hike.

Today I am off after the busy Christmas period and decided to go for another hike so looked up few places to hike in Hong Kong and decided to go for MacLehose trail and It shows 11 k but we ended up did 22k but it was totally worth it.

Starting Point — Pak Tam Chung

The dense vegetation marks the entrance to Sai Kung East Country Park and the 100 km MacLehose Trail. Set off from the roundabout next to the Pak Tam Chung Holiday Camp — consider stocking up here at the tuck shop before venturing into East Dam. And most of just walking on the road here – easy but this is just the beginning !

As you could see we are smiling to start our hike at sunny and chill day but with great hiking partners.

High Island Reservoir East Dam

Constructed in the 1970s, High Island Reservoir is an architectural wonder that blends in with the geological grandeur of nature. Stroll along the dam for panoramic views of the reservoir, rolling peaks. This is also the gateway to the many geo-treasures of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.

It was super windy while we were trying to walk and as you see the video you could see how much fun we had 🙂


Hexagonal rock columns

This huge wall of reddish hexagonal rock columns is only a fraction of an area of over 100 km2 of volcanic columns — a legacy of volcanic activities 400 million years ago.

And as you could see i was trying to climb up !

Most of people finished at the Dam but we decided to keep on going but look like there is no way to turn back so we had to speed up before the sun goes down and gets too chilled.

Few stunning photos was taken during the hike.

And 17k so far and look at us still smiling that’s a great sign

We spent 6 hours hiking and looked those stunning views just could not believe Hong Kong could be so diverse with food scenes, night life, fashion, a busy and fast pace cosmopolitan city could have such amazing hike trails ! Definitely there are more to be discovered ! This month I have done my half marathon 21 K and today another achievement 22k hike at MacLehose trail ! If you ask me, aren’t you tire? I would tell you sure ! But definitely worth it. My legs are definitely need to be rested but can’t wait for my next hike.

After the hike we stopped at the Sai Kung for really fresh seafood for our first meal of the day ! The whole day we have been eating ginger bread to stop us from hunger.

This is the suggestion how to get there from the website :

How to get there

To the starting point:

By bus: From MTR Diamond Hill Station Exit C2, take bus 92 to Sai Kung Town; or,

from Sha Tin New Town Plaza Bus Terminus, take bus 299X to Sai Kung Town.

By minibus: From MTR Hang Hau Station Exit B1, take green minibus 101M to Sai Kung Town.

From Sai Kung Town, transfer to bus number 94 and alight at Pak Tam Chung.

On Sundays and public holidays, you can take bus 96R from MTR Diamond Hill Station to Pak Tam Chung directly

From the end point:

Return from Long Ke to East Dam from the same MacLehose trail. Call for a taxi from East Dam to Pak Tam Chung or Sai Kung Town.

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