Distance: Around 7km
Duration: 2h + the rest of the day to chill out on the beach
Easy hike. One of the most popular in HK.
Try to go on a clear day as the view from the top is supposed to be amazing. We sadly didn't enjoy as it was hazy that day...
The plus: you end up at Shek's O beach which is rewarding....so bring your swimsuit along with you! Shek'o is perfect to chill out. The few local restaurants enable you to stay the rest of the day there. The local/village vibes are contrasting with the busy HK center so that hike is a perfect option if you need to relax and get away from the city.
Starting point: Take the MTR to Chai Wan. Take Exit A.
You will go through a mall for a few steps, stay on your right and exit at the first outdoor walkway on your right. Go straight at the first intersection on the catwalk.
~~You want to go down the catwalk to reach Wan Tsui Road. It is the road which will be to the left of the tall glass building (Youth Square) pictured below.
~~Walk on Wan Tsui Road for about 200 meters until you reach Lin Shing Road (on your left). Take Lin Shing Road
~~You will walk about 300 meters on Lin Shing Road until you reach a cross-road and see the Cape Collinson Catholic Cemetery entrance right in front of you. Go through the entrance and take the first set of stairs on your left.
~~Walk up the road after this set of stairs
~~At the top of the stairs, you'll be facing a parking lot slightly on the right and a park on the left. Head right towards the sign post
~~Follow the small paved road in the direction of Tai Tam Gap. The rest is pretty easy, just follow the road to the trail (head left). The sign posts clearly show the way.
~~The first half a the trail is tree shaded and quite nice, with little in terms of view however. Eventually, you will reach a sign post with clear indications for the Dragon's Back. After a little climb, the scenic part of the trail begins.
At the end of the trail, you arrive right at a bus stop. You can take bus #9 to the Shau Kei Wan MTR station but I suggest you instead take #9 the other way and head to Shek-O for some food and a leisurely walk by the beach.