Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tai Po Kau (大埔滘)

(7.7 kilometers)
3 hours

Difficulty: 3/10. 383m of climb

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere.

Water needs: 1 liter

Appreciation: 8/10 as a forest hike

Transportation: Tai Po Market MTR. Take mini-bus 28k and ask to be dropped off at the "Chueng Tsai Yuen" bassi tsam. Return via Fo Tan MTR (can walk all the way there or take minibus 60k on Wong Chuk Yeung street, as we did as shown on the map)

Why it's worth it:


Take minibus 28k at the minibus terminus @ the Tai Po Market MTR

About after a 20 minutes minibus ride, ask to get off at the Chueng Tsai Yuen bus stop (you will go by the Tai Po Kau park entrance on your right, before the bus stop). You will have to retrace your steps for about 100meters
Retracing your steps towards the park entrance
Park entrance
Stay on the paved road at the first intersection, direction of the Tai Po Kau Forest walk
At the Tai Pau Kau nature reserve, take the branch going-up, following the Red Walk for a short while
For the rest of the trail, best to print the Garmin map and follow accordingly. A few pictures references below.

You can take 60k back to the MTR in Fo Tan, or just walk to the MTR

Hike Hong Kong Web Site

HikeHongKOng on Facebook

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!