Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kap Lung Ancient Trail

(2.5 kilometers)
1.25 hours

Difficulty: 3/10

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere.

Water needs: 0.5 liter

Appreciation: 6/10 nice trees at the beginning, lots of streams. Nothing spectacular, but certainly easy and short

Transportation: KMB 51 from Tsuen Wan West MTR station (exit A or E). Get off at Country Park bus stop. Return to Kam Sheung Road MTR Station via green minibus at end of trail map

Why it's worth it:


Get off at Country Park bus stop. The trail head is a bit further along, on the same side of the road as the bus stop

Forest trail and Ancient Trail overlap for a little while

At the junction, keep on the Ancient Trail. There's signage pretty much everywhere along the way

You will cross the stream over this waterfall. We went down to have a better view

At the end of the trail, you'll hit a road, head right until you reach a bus stop, about 750m in

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Olympic Trail Tung Chung to Mui-Wo (a.k.a Tung Mui Ancient Path-東梅古道)

(9 kilometers)
2:30 hours

Difficulty: 3/10

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 0.5 liter

Appreciation: 5/10. Not much in terms of views but a relaxing walk

Transportation: Tung Chung MTR, return via ferry in Mui-Wo (or buses back to Tung Chung)

Why it's worth it:

Go through the Tung Chung mall and exit on Man Tung Rd, head to the right.
Walk on Man Tung Rd for about 400m

Turn right on Hei Tung Rd. There will be a small path on the right to reach the ocean boardwalk.

Continue on the ocean boardwalk for about 500-750m. Take the underpass to the right

Then, quite easy, just follow the Olympic Trail to Mui Wo

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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!