Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tso Kung Tam Stream (曹公潭)

1.25 hour, 3.5km
6/10. You'll need your hands

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 0.5 liter

Appreciation: 7/10. Nice (very) short stream. Probably best after a lot of rainfall

Tsuen Wan MTR, exit 'A'. Return the same way.

Why it's worth it:
Exit 'A' at Tsuen Wan MTR station. Just follow the elevated corridor that seems to be going on forever until you reach the Sports Centre

There's a piazza at the end of the corridor, go across, to the left. You'll find escalators going down.

Those ones... Almost there!

Go straight and you'll see the catch water on your right...

... that one! Just follow it...

... until you reach the stream proper. Enter the stream. Quite easy.

Big rocks, no real need to enter the water unless you want to. You'll see a larger waterfall on your left.
Keep going in the main stream
When you arrive at the first large waterfall of the stream, just climb on the right.

Maybe 5-10 minutes later you reach this spot, can't miss it. That's the exit point. Quite short eh? You can probably also continue in the stream but that will be another adventure, for another time!
You'll see a concrete access road on the right...

... barrier probably going to be closed, just hop over and follow the path going towards Route Twisk

Just before you hit route Twisk, you'll see the Nature Education & Astronomical Centre

Head right on route Twisk

After a 15-20 minutes walk, you'll see stairs on your right and a tunnel at the bottom that will let you go underneath the highway.

Right after the tunnel, overpass over the train tracks and back to the never-ending corridor where you will head left towards Tsuen Wan station. Cheers!

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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!