Boasting beautiful coastal scenery and easily accessible from the city, the Dragon’s Back is a popular trail for all levels of hikers. Start from Shek O Road near to Tei Wan Village, then make your way up to Shek O Peak. The sightseeing platform at Shek O Peak is a whopping 284 metres high and you can catch your breath right here. Have a relaxing time admiring the stunning views of Shek O, Tai Long Wan and Tung Lung Island.
2. Sunset Peak (Tai Tung Shan)
Lantau Island’s two star attractions – Sunset Peak and Lantau Peak – are a must-visit! Sunset Peak is the second highest mountain on Lantau Island, and it’s known for its gorgeous sunset views that will take your breath away. The sunsets are so picturesque that they’ve even appeared on Cantopop star Eason Chan’s albums!
3. Lantau Peak (Fung Wong Shan)
The highest point on Lamma Island, Lantau Peak is another hotspot for catching the sunrise or sunset after a gruelling hike. You can spend the night at a hostel in Ngong Ping before setting off at 4am. The climb will take around 2 hours, so you’ll reach the peak at 6am in time for sunrise! December to February is the perfect period to catch the sunrise because there are fewer clouds. At 934 metres high, the views from Lantau Peak are superb. As you ascend, you can see villages on the south side and the airport on the north.
4. Tai Long Wan
The Tai Long Wan hiking trail is one of Hong Kong’s best kept secrets. It is 12 kilometres long and starts at the end of Sai Wan road, passing through beautiful coves like Sai Wan and Chek Keng along the way. It’s the perfect destination for a getaway because it’s still relatively unknown to tourists, and you can escape the noisy and busy streets of Hong Kong. Tai Long Wan comprises four pristine beaches – Sai Wan, Ham Tin, Tai Wan and Tung Wan.
5. Lion Rock Peak
Just take a look at that gorgeous view of Hong Kong’s skyline and night lights from Lion Rock Peak! This hiking trail is not as well-known as the Dragon Back’s trail, but promises equally amazing views. The entire hike will take about 3.5 to 4 hours, depending on your fitness level. It is more suitable for experienced hikers because of the steepness of the climb, but beginner hikers are welcome to take the challenge! Lion Rock Peak is a great vantage point to see the whole peninsula of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. If you hike up on an especially clear day, the views will be absolutely stunning.