Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lam Tin to Po Lam via Little Hawaii trail

Appreciation: 4/10. Not very scenic. Lots of walking on paved roads. Not all that well signed. Not the most interesting hike. But still, if you live in Tseung Kwan O, can be good exercise.

Why it's worth it: 

301m elevation gain 
Total: 2 hours

Garmin GPS route:


Cel phone coverage: Coverage everywhere.

Water needs: 0.5 liter.

Transportation: MTR to Lam Tin (Exit A). Return by Po Lam MTR.


Exit 'A' at Lam Tin MTR station.

Climb up the stairs to cross the street.

You can go under the building or through the mall.

Take Ping Tin street.

Left on On Tin Street.

Cross On Tin street when you arrive at Tak Tin street. 

Climb the stairs towards Lam Tin park.

Lam Tin park. Climb more stairs.

Yet more stairs.
Head left.

Left again.

Take the path on your right leading to...
... yet more steps!

You will reach Wilson trail section 3. Head left.

Wilson trail marker.

About 2.2 km in, you'll reach this junction point. Head down left (don't take the stairs up).

After the folks art, you'll reach the end of the path. Head right.

You'll get into a village where directions gets a bit confusing. Make sure to follow the Garmin map closely.

You'll know you are at the right path when you spot the Wilson Trail sign markers.

Keep going on Ma Yau Tong road which becomes Tsui Lam Road eventually. Go to the end of it (past the gate), until the car pavement ends. Take the stairs on the left.

A few hundreds of meters later, you'll reach a cross-path with a  Little Hawaii trail sign on your right, going down. Take it.

You'll eventually go by the small waterfall on your left. You're not very far from the end at this point.

At this juncture, go straight to go to the endpoint which is Tseung Kwan O. However, if you have some time, head right until you reach the second waterfall.

That's the second waterfall. Quite nice. Retrace your step to the TKO junction.

You'll get to Tseung Kwan O. Keep walking and you'll see the MTR signage.

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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!