3 Hiking Spots To Explore This Weekend
The hiking trend has taken Hong Kong-ers by storm the past year - well, why wouldn’t it? Only 30 minutes (or less) away from the hustle and bustle city scenes, you can easily escape to the nature this city has to offer - better air, breathtaking views, and guaranteed good vibes as a group workout. We have rounded up three routes that are convenient to travel to, yet far enough to be away from the concrete jungle - have a scroll and get some ideas for the weekend!
Sheung Luk Stream
Sai Kung is a hiker’s favourite gem because of its amazing landscape and tranquility. Fancy taking a dip in cold water or cliff jumping? The Sheung Luk Stream located in Sai Kung Country Park is ideal for stream lovers and adventurers. There is a nice hangout spot around the big circular pool where you can take in the beautiful scenery after a refreshing dip. There are multiple routes with various levels of difficulty that leads to the stream, so make sure to Google which track suits you and your crew best to avoid disappointment.
High Junk Peak
As one of the highest peaks in Hong Kong, High Junk Peak is not a difficult trail but it does take a little persistence. Along the route, you can spot buildings and skyscrapers from afar whilst enjoying the breathtaking natural landscape on the other side. The route is easy to navigate around and contains about 30% concrete pavement, where the rest are natural footpaths. The trail takes about 4 hours in total, so stay hydrated and start early to avoid a pitch black adventure!
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Lamma Island Trail
This little island is only a 30-minute commute away from the city centre and is great for a quick getaway. Lamma is popular for its amazing gourmet and good vibes. The entire trail is paved with no climbing required, which makes it perfect for beginners and family groups. On a nice day out, you can take a quick 20-minute walk up to the Lamma wind turbines. Tip: Don’t miss getting on the trail during sunset hours to catch the sublime sunset scenery - you can also reward yourself to a seafood feast after!
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Stepping outside your bedroom early in the morning might be a pain on the weekends, but you will certainly not regret it. We recommend getting picture-worthy outfit for your hikes, lay it out the night before to save you time and excuses in the morning.
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