Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mui Wo to Sunny Bay

Appreciation: 9/10. Very scenic. Lots of up and down and no shades so, probably not the best for mid-summer. 

Why it's worth it: 

800m elevation gain 
Total: 4 hours 30 min

Garmin GPS route:

7.5/10. Slippery at places. Bushwacking at times; trail might not be visible at all.

Cel phone coverage: Partial.

Water needs: 2 liters.

Transportation: Ferry to Mui Wo (Pier 6 in Central). Sunny Bay MTR to return.

Off the Mui Wo ferry, head right, following the water.

Get to Silvermine beach
Towards Silvermine falls

About at Silvermine falls
Right at the modern gazebo.

Again right

You will get the trail markers for a while

At this point, is pretty much a single trail. Can't get lost.

Going by Discovery Bay
Intersection, go straight. Off the beaten path.
Disco Bay again, in the back.

Bushwacking. The path was still very obvious though. Rely on the Garmin map if it isn't.

About 3 or so hours in. Full-view of the land of Mickey.

Sunny Bay MTR in sight. Be careful on the way down.

Turn left, towards the uninhabited building

Right of it...

... through the gates.

Here, 2 options, if you head right, there's a tunnel underneath the highway. Head left (that's the path we took), you'll have to cross one section of the highway (just a one-way and there's not a lot of cars)

Green path on the right, blue path on the left. They merge on Sunny Bay road. Then do the little loop, under the  Noth Lantau highway, on you are there at Sunny Bay MTR.

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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!