Monday, September 14, 2020

Sha Tin Wai stream - Lower and Mid stream

Duration:  5.5 km (4h). 

Difficulty: 7/10. 243m elevation gain. Lots of big boulders. Do NOT go when the forecast calls for rain as it is likely that this stream gets serious flash floods.

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 1.5 liters. 95% shaded. 

Appreciation: 9/10. While the stream is a bit dirty, there are lots of waterfalls in the mid-part.

Exercise Area: No

Transportation:  Sha Tin Wai MTR exit D (loop)

Why it's worth it:

Oh, I also saw these guys!

Chinese water dragon


At Sha Tin Wai MTR, exit via Exit 'D'...

Head left right out of exit 'D', and take the first right, which is going to be Shui Chuen Au Street

Soon enough, you'll see the tall, elevated pedestrian walkway on Shui Chuen Au street

The entrance to the lower part of the stream. That section does not have a lot of waterfalls

The road or path is never more than 5-10 metres out on your left. 
So, you can exit the stream at any point if you are done, or if it starts raining...

This is the end of the lower section of the stream.
Beyond that point is the middle section

That's the end of the middle section. Spot the tree and the waterfall on the left.
That is the only fork in the stream. Exit on the left.

You will arrive right by this picnic/BBQ area

Retrace your steps but on the trail this time, all the way back down to Sha Tin Wai...

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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!