The Ultimate Guide to Hikes in Hong Kong
DRONE & DSLR’S HONG KONG HIKES EXPLORER AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Hong Kong has some of the best urban hikes in the world. While many outsiders envision an urban landscape dominated by towering skyscrapers, residents of Hong Kong are well aware that the city has much more to offer beyond its stunning skyline.
Surprisingly, almost 70% of Hong Kong remains untouched by development, with the majority of this area designated as country parks. These expansive parks provide a plethora of breathtaking hiking trails that are as challenging as they are picturesque.
With hills encompassing the city and its surrounding islands, hikers can venture onto a multitude of amazing trails. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll, a demanding hike, or a route that offers unparalleled vistas, there is a trail for everyone right at your doorstep.
What sets Hong Kong apart is that even while hiking, you are never far from civilization. Despite being encompassed by the natural beauty of the trails, the bustling urban landscape is always within reach, creating a unique and intriguing balance between nature and city life.
Navigate the map of Hong Kong below to select a hike. Click on an icon to reveal the name of the hike and the link to the hike’s guide.
Please note this is not an all-inclusive list of hikes in Hong Kong. These are hikes for which we have documented guides.
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For First Timers
If you’re new to hiking in Hong Kong, you want to go on a hike that makes an unforgettable experience. That could mean beautiful views that you thought weren’t possible in Hong Kong or incredible views of Hong Kong’s entire skyline.
If you’re looking for hikes with the best views of the city, or of the beautiful landscapes Hong Kong has to offer, you’ve got to be ready to sweat it out! Here are our top picks for you:
There are plenty of hikes that are suitable for families with kids in Hong Kong. Or to look at it another way, there are plenty of very easy hikes in Hong Kong that you could embark on if you’re not in the mood for a serious hike.
Ever looked at a rock and said, “wow, that looks like a lion?” Well, Hong Kong has plenty of rock formations that resemble are types of creatures and things:
Hong Kong’s hot and humid summer isn’t the most conducive to hiking.
But what if the hikes are short and shaded? Or end in a beach for you to cool off? What if the hikes passed by waterfalls?
Take a look at the best summer hikes in Hong Kong that we recommend.
Reservoirs are spread fairly evenly across Hong Kong and fit very naturally into the city’s hilly terrain. Although they serve a very practical function to provide the city’s residents with water, reservoirs also serve a secondary function.
Most reservoirs in Hong Kong have walking tracks around them that are earmarked as easy family walks. These reservoir walks are perfect for the summer months when you want to immerse yourself next to water, trees, and hills.
These are our favourite reservoir walks in Hong Kong:
Hong Kong has a rich and vibrant history of pirates, old fishing folk, and the city’s role in World War 2. You can still hike to these relics that are hidden in plain sight throughout the city.
These are our favourite war relics in Hong Kong:
Did you know that Hong Kong also has numerous ancient rock carvings at various coastal locations?