Grab your boots and go hike Hong Kong – undulating mountain trails, deserted beaches, volcanic landscapes, feng shui woods and more


This is one of the most popular hikes in Hong Kong, and rightly so. As the easiest hike on the list, it is short, simple and incredibly scenic. The best thing about Dragon’s Back is its accessibility – all you have to do is take the MTR to Chai Wan and start walking. You can easily fit this into a morning or afternoon, so it’s perfect for those busy Hong Kong schedules!
Best for: beginners who still want the views.
Kowloon Peak in Hong Kong provides one of the most spectacular views of the city and for daredevils the famous suicide cliff provides some amazing photo opportunities. Hiking to the top of Kowloon Peak is a challenging feat and definitely not for the faint hearted (or the unfit).
The MacLehose Trail opened on 26 October 1979, and is a hiking trail that crosses much of the New Territories, starting from Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung, in the east to Tuen Mun in the west in the territory of Hong Kong. The whole trail is 100 kilometres long, marked by distance posts at 500m intervals along the path.
Section 5 is within the boundary of the Lion Rock Country Park. Here, you can find one of the best hiking experience of all trails. One of the most monkey-dense areas in Hong Kong, be careful not to take out your snack in front of them, or you will have it no more. Keep your distance and keep in mind that this is wild animals!

Getting there: Start at the Kowloon Reservoir which can be easily reached by bus no. 72 from the Cheung Sha Wan Bus Terminus.