Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hong Kong Trail Section 4

Appreciation: 7/10. An easy hike that is short and shaded. Perfect for a slow afternoon. A forest hike so no much in terms of views. Some WWII remnants and quite a few cats towards the end.

Why it's worth it: 

285m elevation gain
Total: 2 hours

Garmin GPS route:


Cel phone coverage: Coverage everywhere.

Water needs: 0.5 liter.

Transportation: Take NWFB #15 from Exchange Square and get off at Wan Chai gap road. Return to Causeway Bay via CityBus #76 (will stop close to TimeSquare where you can take the Causeway Bay MTR).

Off the bus at Wan Chai gap. Walk towards the little park and gazebo. Take the road immediately to the left of the park (Mount Cameron Road)

100m into Mount Cameron Road, you will see the intersection to  Aberdeen Reservoir Road and the trail sign. Head right onto Aberdeen Reservoir Road
Another 250 or so meters in, you'l reach the fork to Lady Clementi's Ride. While it is not the "official" entry point to HK trail Sec 4, it's a little shortcut that will bring you to a WWII  bunker. How's that? Let's go and take it.

The WWII bunker in question.

Keep going on Lady Clementi's Ride for a few more minutes and you'll reach Hong Kong Trail Section 4. Head left.

You are on the right path...
Just keep following the little hiker guys on the sign, towards Black Link's
About 1 hour into the hike
Some of the rare views

At Black Link's road, hit right.

Be on the lookout for the mighty little felines on either sides of the road.

There you go; end of Section 4, start of Section 5. The bus stop is just around the corner (where the car is going on the picture)

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Please, don't litter!

Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!