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Hong Kong Trail section 1 – around Victoria Peak and High West

For the seventh and final day of my hiking trip to Hong Kong I hiked the first section of the Hong Kong Trail, which circles Victoria Peak, the highest peak on Hong Kong Island, and nearby High West.  The day … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s Wilson Trail: two mini-hikes connected by a subway ride

When I began my week-long visit to Hong Kong, this hike was not on my list.  However, the second part was suggested by a local hiker I’d encountered at the end of my previous day’s hike, and it sounded both … Continue reading

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MacLehose Trail: Section 8 to Tai Mo Shan summit

The fifth day of my stay in Hong Kong was the day I’d selected to hike to the highest point in all of Hong Kong: the summit of Tai Mo Shan (Big Hat Mountain).  The primary trail I was hiking … Continue reading

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MacLehose Trail: section 2 from Sai Wan Pavilion to Pak Tam Rd

On the fourth day of my hiking trip to Hong Kong, I hiked about 2/3 of section 2 of the MacLehose Trail.  As it turns out, there isn’t a good access point at the beginning of the section, so it … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Trail – section 8, including Dragon’s Back

On the third day of my hiking trip to Hong Kong, I hiked the eighth and final section of the Hong Kong Trail, which includes a very popular section called Dragon’s Back.  I hiked with two members of my local … Continue reading

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Day trip to Hong Kong’s Cheung Chau Island

On the second day of my recent visit to Hong Kong, my local family and I took a delightful and memorable day trip to Cheung Chau, one of the many islands – there are over 260 with areas larger than … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s MacLehose Trail – section 6

The hike I had tentatively identified for my first hiking day in Hong Kong was section 6 of the MacLehose Trail.  This is the shortest of the 10 sections on the 100 km long trail: just 4.6 km, or 2.9 … Continue reading

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