Ultimate Guide to Hong Kong Hikes

Drone & DSLR’s HK Hikes Explorer and Recommender

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Hong Kong Hikes Explorer

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.

  • Blue icons = Hikes on Hong Kong Island
  • Orange icons = Hikes in Kowloon
  • Red icons = Hikes in the New Territories
  • Green icons = Hikes on Outlying Island

Please note this is not an all-inclusive list of hikes in Hong Kong. These are hikes for which we have documented guides.

Hiking in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has some of the best urban hikes in the world. Although most people who have never visited Hong Kong associate the city with densely packed skyscrapers, those who live here know there is so much beyond the skyline.

Almost 70% of Hong Kong is not developed. And the vast majority of that area is allocated to country parks, with beautiful hiking trails. The city and its islands are surrounded by hills, and these hills are full of incredible hiking trails.

There are easy hikes, difficult hikes, and hikes with incredible views. And no matter where you live, you can quite easily find a suitable hiking trail next to you. So, when you hike in Hong Kong you’re always close to civilization, but it feels like you’re far removed from it.

Best Hikes in Hong Kong

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.

  1. The Peak Hike (Victoria Peak)
  2. Dragon’s Back Hike
  3. Tai Mo Shan
  4. Lion Rock Hike

Best Hikes in Hong Kong

For Incredible Views

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:

  1. Kowloon Peak & Suicide Cliff
  2. Lion Rock
  3. Tate’s Cairn
  4. Victoria Peak
  5. Mount High West
  6. Jardine’s Lookout and Mount Butler
  7. Lantau Peak
  8. Kai Kung Leng

Best Hikes in Hong Kong

For Families or Very Easy Hikes

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.

  1. Shark Rock and Hollow Tree
  2. Checkerboard Hill
  3. Eagle’s Nest Nature Trail
  4. Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path
  5. Lamma Island Family Walk
  6. Devil’s Peak
  7. Amah Rock
  8. Tsing Yi Nature Trails Hike

Best Hikes in Hong Kong

Reservoir Walks

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:

  1. Lau Shui Heung Reservoir and Hok Tau Reservoir
  2. Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir
  3. Shing Mun Reservoir
  4. Kowloon Reservoir Hike
  5. Ho Pui Reservoir

Best Hikes in Hong Kong

For Unique Landscapes

Hikes that make you go, “Wow! I didn’t know this was in Hong Kong!”.

  1. Tung Ping Chau
  2. Pineapple Mountain (Por Lo Shan)
  3. Sweet Gum Woods (December to January only)
  4. Thousand Islands Lake (Tai Lam Chung Reservoir)
  5. High Island Reservoir
  6. Ma Shi Chau

Hiking Trilogy in Hong Kong

Three Tallest Peaks in Hong Kong

Want to conquer the tallest peaks in Hong Kong?

  1. Tai Mo Shan – 957 metres
  2. Lantau Peak – 934 metres
  3. Sunset Peak – 869 metres

Best Hikes in Hong Kong

For The Summer Months

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.

Best Hikes in Hong Kong

To Chase Waterfalls

Are you looking for the best waterfall hikes in Hong Kong? Look no further. Here are our top picks:

  1. Ng Tung Chai Waterfalls
  2. Silvermine Waterfall
  3. Tai Tam Mound Fall
  4. Waterfall Bay
  5. Little Hawaii Falls

Best Hikes in Hong Kong

To Uncover The City's History

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:

  1. Shing Mun War Relics Trail
  2. Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail
  3. Cape Collinson Battery
  4. Mount Davis Battery
  5. Devil’s Peak
  6. Sai Wan Battery
  7. Pinewood Battery
  8. Mau Wu Shan Observation Post

More war relics can be found here.

Did you know that Hong Kong also has numerous ancient rock carvings at various coastal locations?

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