High Junk Peak is one of the most striking and unique looking peaks in Clear Water Bay Country Park. At a height of 344 metres (1,129 feet), it also happens to be one of the 3 treacherous peaks in Hong Kong.
On a junk boat trip at Clear Water Bay, I remember seeing this hill rise up sharply in the background. And that’s when I knew that I had to hike up it. And I’m glad I did.
High Junk Peak offers amazing 360 degree views of Clear Water Bay and the New Territories from its narrow peak.
You can check out this video of my journey to the top. It’ll give you a really good idea of what lies ahead.
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High Junk Peak Starting Point
Ng Fai Tin is the starting point for your hike up High Junk Peak. There are a few of ways to get here by public transport.
If you’re coming from Hong Kong Island,
- Take the MTR to to Tsuen Kwan O.
- From Tsuen Kwan O, take the number 103M green minibus to Ng Fai Tin.
Or if you’re on Kowloon side,
- Take the 103 green minibus from Kwun Tong to Ng Fai Tin.
- You can also catch bus 91 runs that runs from Diamond Hill to Ng Fai Tin.
No matter which bus you take, alight at Ng Fai Tin, and cross the road. You can’t miss the sign board for the High Junk Peak Country Trail and bike trail right next to the steps.
That’s the start of your hike.
Getting to High Junk Peak
The trail to High Junk Peak is one of the most beautiful trails that I’ve ever been on. Maybe it was lush green because of the recent rains, but at times it felt like I was on a deserted island. Not to mention the flowers in bloom, and butterflies all along the way.
To get to High Junk Peak, simply follow the trail from the starting point towards, Miu Tsai Tun. This is a smaller hill right before High Junk Peak.
The views of High Junk Peak with Clear Water Bay in the background, from Miu Tsai Tun, are simply spectacular! Of course, the views are far more incredible from on top of High Junk Peak.
Although the summit of High Junk Peak is wider than it looks, it can be a bit intimidating for those with vertigo. There’s a narrow strip on the top that has no obstructions on either side. And that’s what really makes High Junk Peak a pleasure to conquer!
Getting to the peak takes anywhere between 1 to 2 hours.
Ending The Hike
There are a couple of options to end your hike.
Option 1 – End it at Clear Water Bay Road
Once you’re done admiring the gorgeous views, come down from slope facing Clear Water Bay. The slope is steep, so be careful.
Once you reach the foot of the hill, you’ll notice a 3-point junction. The short path on the left takes you down to Clear Water Bay Road. From here you can catch a bus back to Kwun Tong, Tsuen Kwan O, or Diamond Hill.
Click here to get the directions to Clearwater Bay Road in Google Maps.
Option 2 – End at Po Toi O
You could also end the the hike at Po Toi O, a small fishing village in Clearwater Bay. Click here to open the directions to Po Toi O in Google Maps.
Once you descend from High Junk Peak, continue walking straight along High Junk Peak Country Trail. The trail will finally come to an end at Tai Miu Au Road, at the junction with Po Toi O Chuen and just before the entrance of Clear Water Bay Golf and Country Club.
We usually love heading to Po Toi O because there are two amazing seafood restaurants in the village. We’ve eaten at both on plenty if occasions, and it’s definitely an amazing way to end the High Junk Peak hike.
From Po Toi O, catch the number 16 green minibus back to Tsuen Kwan O, and call it a day!
High Junk Peak Hike Guide
I hope you found this guide to scaling High Junk Peak helpful. And I really do hope you took a lot of pictures while on the top!
If you’re looking for a slightly easier hike, with stunning views of Clear Water Bay check out my post on the Lung Ha Wan Country Trail.