Sunday, February 8, 2015

Tung Chung to Discovery Bay (via Tiger Head Lo Fu Tau/老虎頭)

(12 kilometers)
3.25 hours

Difficulty: 6.5/10. Not very difficult except for the last descent which can be a bit treacherous. Do not go if it just rained. Good shoes are a must. 

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 1.5 liter

Appreciation: 6/10. First half is boring. Second half is very scenic.

Transportation: MTR to Tung Chung. Return via ferry or various buses.

Why it's worth it:

Get out at Exit 'B' and get in the mall

Get up the escalators...

Then up again...

Go through the section that goes over the road 

Immediately down the stairs on the right, as soon as you are out

Right on Hei Tung street

Gap by the fence...

About one kilometer by the sea and train tracks

Go in the tunnel


You are about halfway (the 6km mark or so), if you go straight, the path goes to Mui-Wo. But we're heading left towards Disco-Bay. Much prettier trail too.

Views of the Discovery Bay golf course

Atop the Tiger Head. The path forward goes down but is steep and slippery

All done with the slippery bit. Head left

You're in Discovery Bay now. Under the arch is a mall and through, you'll get to Discovery Plaza. Ferry and buses are right there. Hope that was fun...

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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!