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Sunday, February 3, 2013

High Junk Peak Country Trail

Appreciation: 8/10. An easy to medium hike that is short and mostly shaded. Great views and an optional seafood dinner or lunch at the end in Po Toi O. 

Why it's worth it: 

289m elevation gain 
Total: 2-3 hours

Garmin GPS route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/268656056


Cel phone coverage: Coverage everywhere.

Water needs: 1 liter.

Transportation: If you are in Kowloon, take the MTR to Choi Hung, exit C2, then Take KMB bus 91 (stop is called Ngau Chi Wan Village but it is at the MTR station), get off at Ng Fai Tin stop. If you are on Hong Kong Island, take the MTR to Tseung Kwan O. Take green minibus 103/103M. It stops at the same place but you may have to let the driver know.
There's just one return minubus, #16 in Po Toi O, which gets busy on weekends. It will bring you back to Tseung Kwan O, at the Hang Hau MTR station.

Trail starts at the pavilion on Clear Water Bay road. The minibus/bus stop is just in front. There's a car park so it is quite easy to spot.
Cross the road to the pavilion. You can check the map out before you start your trek.

At the beginning of the trail, there's a lot of other trails and bike trails crossing. Just keep going straight. You follow the signs for the pedestrian country trail to Tai Miu, not the bike trail

Should be pretty clear from this point on.

Again, always follow the Country trail signs and you should not run into any problems.

Clear water bay. Water is is amazingly clear

Follow the signage

About 1.5 hours in, Po Toi O is in sight. Quite pretty. You can see the #16 green minibus stop by the village from this vantage point.

Almost there

At the end of the country trail, head left on the road, then right at the first crossroad, towards Po Toi O. You are just 10 minutes away from the minibus bus stop

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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!