Saturday, July 29, 2017

Shek Lung Stream (石龍坑 )

2 hours, 10km
8/10. 200m. Light rock climbing, rope climbing, bushwacking

Cel phone coverage: Mostly everywhere

Water needs: 1 liter

10/10 after a lot of rain when waterfalls are full (as pictured) , 7/10 otherwise. Very tall waterfall.

Bus 234B or 53 from Tsuen Wan West MTR station (Bus terminus on top of station). Return via same bus across the road, or any one of the green minibus stopping at MTRs.

Why it's worth it:

Get off at the Ting Kau stop. 
Go over the bridge behind you
Climb the little "bump" in the road, and take the road to the right...

... that road to the right...

About 15 minutes walk in, you'll see the waterfall which is the stream's entry-point

You need to cross the catch-water on the left of the waterfall, cross the waterfall, and climb-up on the right to bypass it. There's a visible footpath at the top. Then hop back in the stream

You'll reach this nice waterfall (石室瀑) and pool. Most likely will be dry-ish if it has not rained a lot.
Bypass is on the left as pictured. There's a yellow ribbon marking the bypass

The last, big waterfall is the Stone Dragon Waterfall (石龍飛瀑). Bypass is on the right.
The stream section is no more than 500m long

At the top of the bypass, you can go left to reach the top of the waterfall, snap a few pictures and come back. Head right to go back to town
Just follow the path which should be mostly visible throughout, until you reach this concrete catch water...

... which leads you to these stairs which you must take

Back on the service road. Head right and it will get you back to where you started

Head-left and take one of the numerous buses/mini-buses that will take you back to Tsuen Wan

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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!