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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Wong Nai Chung Gap to Repulse Bay via Violet Hill (紫羅蘭山)

Duration: 
4.3km (1.5 hours)

Difficulty: 
5/10. Elevation gain is 207m

Cel phone coverage: Full.

Water needs: 0.5 liter. 30% shaded

Appreciation: 8/10


Exercise Area: No

Transportation: Bus #6 from Exchange Square. Return via 6, 6X, many others.

Why it's worth it: 


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Take bus #6, stop at 'Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park, Wong Nai Chung Gap Road'. This is a sectional fare so you can get a partial refund on your Octopus by tapping it on your way out. Walk in the same direction as the bus, towards the bridge

Take the stairs on the left, right before the bridge.

Head left at the very top of the stairs.

Keep walking until you get quite close to the ParkView estate (seen on the left on the picture above). You will see a flight of stairs on your right which you must take. Quite straightforward from there for about 15-20 minutes.

You'll get to this fork. Head left towards Tsin Shui Wan Au


Next crossroad. Keep going straight.

At the next crossroad, down the stairs head right, following the catch water for about 3 meters

Leave the catch water and follow the path down on the right, between the 2 sign boards. Last stretch to Repulse Bay

Back to civilization!

Keep going straight.

Left at the round-about

Right after these houses...

... turn right on the next road.

There you are, The Pulse building. Go through...

... and you are at Repulse Bay beach!

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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!