Sunday, November 4, 2018

Mount Parker (柏架山) quick loop via Hong Pak Country Trail (康柏郊遊徑) - Sheep/T-Rex's head

7.15km (2.5 hours). 

3/10. 258m elevation. An easy summer hike shaded throughout. Accessible and short, this one is nice to do on a relaxed morning or afternoon. This trail doesn't go all the way up Mount Parker; rather, it skirts around mid-way on Hong Pak Country Trail.

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere.

Water needs: 0.5 liter.

Appreciation: 7/10. Sheep's head, T-Rex head rock formation.

Exercise Area: Yes. At the end, just basic metal bars.

Transportation: Tai Koo MTR, Exit 'B'

Why it's worth it: 

Exit 'B' (Kornhill) from Taikoo MTR station

Head left (West) on King's Road as you come out of the station.
You will be walking on King's Road for about 120m until you reach Greig Road

Turn left on Greig road.

Keep going straight on Greig Road, for about 400m...

Until you reach the colorful 'Buddhist Chung Wah Kornhill Primary School' on your left. You will sign signage on your right for Wilson Trail and for Quarry Bay Tree Walk. Follow the signs and head right. The path goes around and down a bit...
.. going under this small tunnel.
Go up the stairs and just follow the main path

Left here

Keep in the direction of Mount Parker Road

Still Mount Parker Road


Mount Parker Road again and still...

Here ya go; the Sheep's head according to May.
If you step forward a bit more, I think it morphs into a T-Rex's head... but, what do we know!?

Left onto Mount Parker Road. About 5km into the hike.

The rest is Mount Parker Road all the way down to King's Road, close to where you started.

At King's Road. You can either head right, back to Taikoo MTR station, or left, to QUarry Bay MTR station.

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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!