HIKING GUIDE POSTS

One of my favorite ways to explore the outdoors is by hiking. You'll find a number of my hiking guides on the blog, but I designed this Hiking page to help you find them easier. 

Although most of my hiking guides are for hikes in Hong Kong, you'll also find a couple hiking guides in my travel posts. Check them out and leave me a comment to let me know which ones you'd like to try!

Happy hiking!


HONG KONG HIKING GUIDES

Although known for its skyscrapers and densely-populated urban areas, Hong Kong is home to amazing natural beauty. One of the best ways to explore that is by getting out on the hiking trails!

Below you'll find a variety of easy, moderate, and strenuous hikes. You're sure to find something for you!

November 26, 2021

Because most Hong Kong hikes tend to head straight up a mountain with steep stairs, it’s a rare occurrence to find a flat, easy trail. But that’s what the Fung Hang Family Walk in northern New Territories is. Not only that, but this dog-friendly hike has beautiful views of Starling Inlet and the Yantian District of Shenzhen. It’s a perfect way for the whole family to enjoy some time in nature.

An Easy, Dog-Friendly Hike on the Fung Hang Family Walk

June 17, 2021

The Tai Tan Country Trail in Sai Kung’s West Country Park is a gorgeous, easy hike that’s perfect for summer. With stunning views of turquoise waters and the verdant green hills of Sai Kung, this hike highlights Hong Kong’s incredible natural beauty. Although best enjoyed on a sunny day, we hiked it during our recent rainy staycation in Sai Kung. In spite of the rain, it was a beautiful hike that I’ll share with you, plus provide tips for hiking it in wet conditions.

Hiking the Tai Tan Country Trail on a Rainy Day in Sai Kung

February 27, 2021

The Sunset Peak hike from Tung Chung Station to Pak Kung Au is a challenging trail which takes you up into Lantau Island’s rolling hills and past several beautiful peaks. As you climb, you’ll have incredible 360-degree views, including Hong Kong International Airport, nearby islands, and the sea. Use this hiking guide for tips on how to climb Hong Kong’s third-highest peak!

Sunset Peak Hike from Tung Chung to Pak Kung Au

January 28, 2021

Climbing Ma On Shan peak is a fantastic challenge for hikers in Hong Kong. An adventurous, steep, rocky trail with stunning 360-degree views from several peaks, this trail will get your heart racing! In this guide, I’ll show you how to hike from Ma On Shan to Sai Kung by way of two notable Hong Kong peaks – the Hunch Backs and Ma On Shan.

Ma On Shan Hike: An Adventurous Trek to Sai Kung

January 7, 2021

As the days grew colder in Hong Kong, I knew it was time to hike one of those tall peaks in New Territories. So a couple days before the new year, we set out to tackle Tai Mo Shan – the tallest peak in Hong Kong! A steep climb, incredible views, and LOTS of wind – climbing Tai Mo Shan is certainly an adventure. In this guide, I’ll share our route and other tips for hiking this epic Hong Kong trail.

Tai Mo Shan Hike – Tallest Peak in Hong Kong

December 29, 2020

The Lion Rock hike is famous in Hong Kong for the incredible views you’ll find atop the steep rocky cliffs which from afar resemble a lion. On a clear day, you’ll be amazed at the panoramic views of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island from this picturesque trail. In this hiking guide, I’ll show you how to hike up Lion Rock then continue along the trail to Beacon Hill.

Guide to the Lion Rock Hike in Hong Kong

December 1, 2020

Hiking on the High Junk Peak Country Trail in Clear Water Bay, you’ll experience a picturesque trail offering incredible 360-degree views of the sea as well as Hong Kong’s eastern neighborhoods. Due to a steep climb up High Junk Peak, it can be a challenging hike. However, give it a try and I think you’ll agree that it’s well worth the effort! Follow this guide for my tips on hiking to High Junk Peak as well as how to get to the trailhead in Clear Water Bay Country Park.

Guide to the High Junk Peak Hike in Clear Water Bay

October 21, 2020

A challenging trail with stunning views, the hike from Discovery Bay to Mui Wo on the Lo Fu Tau Country Trail is a Lantau Island gem. Connecting two of Lantau’s eastern towns, this trail takes you up into the mountains and provides 360-degree views of the South China Sea and Hong Kong. In this guide, I’ll show you the route we took for this amazing Hong Kong hike.

Hiking Discovery Bay to Mui Wo on the Lo Fu Tau Country Trail

July 21, 2020

One of the great things about Hong Kong is the abundance of natural beauty and greenery surrounding the city. It makes getting a workout in nature easy! But with all the hiking trails you could explore, it’s difficult to choose which one to do. Here’s a list of 10 gorgeous hikes that I recommend in Hong Kong for a great workout!

10 Gorgeous Hong Kong Hikes for an Outdoor Workout

June 23, 2020

Hiking from High Island Reservoir East Dam to Sai Wan Beach is an awesome workout in nature so pristine that you’ll wonder how you can still be in Hong Kong. With sweeping views of the High Island Reservoir, the South China Sea, and the hills of Sai Kung’s East Country Park, you’ll have plenty to admire as you make your way over the sun-drenched trail. Follow my hiking guide for tips on how to have the best day on this beautiful Hong Kong hike!

High Island Reservoir East Dam to Sai Wan Beach Hike

May 11, 2020

The Chi Ma Wan Peninsula on the southeastern side of Lantau Island has roughly 18 km of hiking trails on it and provides a nice escape from Hong Kong Island. Though some could probably hike that in one day, we chose to hike a shorter loop trail instead. In this hiking guide, I’ll be sharing our ~6.5 km (4 mi) loop hike on the Chi Ma Wan Peninsula.

Chi Ma Wan Peninsula Hike on Lantau Island

April 16, 2020

The Ling Kok Shan loop hike from Sok Kwu Wan is a perfect afternoon hike on Lamma Island. With beautiful views and interesting rock formations along the way, it’s a lovely way to work off that big seafood lunch! Or, just to work up a sweat before relaxing on a secluded beach. Come with me and I’ll show you how to get to Ling Kok Shan and what to expect on this gorgeous hike!

Ling Kok Shan Hike on Lamma Island

March 13, 2020

Unspoiled and remote Ham Tin Beach in Sai Kung is a great escape from the crowds in Hong Kong. Hike through green hills with views of bright turquoise waters, then end on a pristine beach to relax. This guide will show you how to hike to Ham Tin Beach and includes tips for how to get out to Sai Kung East Country Park.

Hiking to Ham Tin Beach in Sai Kung

December 19, 2019

If you’re looking for a great workout in nature with stunning views, hiking the Twins in Hong Kong is the way to go. The Wilson Trail Sec.1 from Wong Nai Chung Reservoir to Stanley takes you up not one but three peaks!

The Twins Hike: Wong Nai Chung Reservoir to Stanley

September 5, 2019

With incredible views and less crowded than Victoria Peak, Mount High West is one of my favorite hikes in Hong Kong. Even though it’s a steep climb, it’s a relatively short hike in exchange for incredible 360 degree views at the top.

A Complete Guide to Hiking Mount High West in Hong Kong

May 23, 2019

Looking for a different type of junk boat adventure in Hong Kong this year? Why not check out the Soko Islands? These remote islands are located just inside Hong Kong’s southeastern waters. Although once home to a Hakka farming village as well as a community of Vietnamese refugees in the 1990s, the Soko Islands are now deserted. What better way to escape the crowds of Hong Kong than to go to a desert island?

Soko Islands: A Hong Kong Junk Boat Adventure

May 16, 2019

Dragon’s Back – one of Hong Kong’s most famous hikes – is a perfect introduction to the Hong Kong hiking scene. It’s a rite of passage for anyone living in Hong Kong. But if you’re visiting and can find a way to work it into your itinerary, you won’t regret it!

Dragon’s Back to Big Wave Bay Hike: A Complete Guide

February 14, 2019

There’s nothing better during winter in Hong Kong than waking up, looking out the window, and seeing clear skies. When this happens, we head for the hills… to hike! This time, we hopped on a ferry to Mui Wo on Lantau Island.

Mui Wo to Pui O Beach Hike on Lantau Island

February 1, 2019

One of the best activities on a beautiful weekend in Hong Kong is to get out of the bustling concrete jungle and take a day trip to the beautiful, laid-back Lamma Island. Only about a 25-minute ferry ride from Central, Hong Kong and you will be transported to a very different world with plenty of hiking paths and beaches to explore.

How to Take a Day Trip to Lamma Island

TRAVEL HIKING GUIDES

In this section, you'll find a couple hiking guides from my travels abroad. Though I love hiking, sometimes I just can't fit a hike into a short trip!   

January 21, 2021

Do you live in DC and need a weekend getaway? Or, are you thinking about taking an East Coast road trip in the DC area? Well, these incredible destinations would be perfect for your itinerary! They are all within a 3-hour drive (without traffic) from downtown Washington, DC which makes them convenient weekend trips. With a variety of opportunities to get out in nature, taste culinary delights, delve into history, or just lounge on the beach – there’s a little something for everyone!

15 Wonderful Weekend Road Trips from DC

December 5, 2019

Sometimes the best experiences happen by accident. This is how I feel about our hike to Jaunbong Peak in Bukhansan National Park. Although a steep and difficult climb, the spectacular views at the top make it one of the best hikes I’ve done!

Jaunbong Peak Hike in Bukhansan National Park

March 7, 2019

The Great Wall of China is a UNESCO World Heritage site that should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list – and it generally is. As a result, millions of eager visitors flock there each year.

Hiking the Great Wall (and How to Avoid the Crowds)

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