Monday, August 7, 2017

Leisurely Shing Mun reservoir hike

2.5 hours, 9km
2/10. Flat

Cel phone coverage: Partial

Water needs: 1 liter


MTR to Tsuen Wan. Then green Minibus 82 will get you right at the beginning of the trail at Pinneapple Dam  (Shing Mun Reservoir). 

Why it's worth it:

Take the MTR to Tsuen Wan station. Exit B1. Then go straight.

(1) You'll pass the garden down on your right, then arrive here, in front of the red building. Go down the stairs on the left. Then turn right at the first street on the same block. Right again on Shiu Wo Street.

Minibus 82 is right there at the corner. There are quite a lot of them so, you'll quickly be on your way

No need to "yau lau" the driver for this one, minibus 82 's terminus is at the Pineapple dam which is your trail's starting point. Right off the bus, climb the stairs.

Follow the Pineapple Dam nature trail. Quite nice actually with the cicadas singing their heart's content and the butterflies in large number.

At the top of a bunch of steps, about 15 minutes, you will reach the road. Head right.
Pretty easy afterwards, just loop around the reservoir until you get back to your starting point at the bus stop. Hard to get lost!

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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!