Sunday, March 6, 2022

Shek Lung Stream (石龍坑 ) to Tsuan Wan via Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail


(6.3 kilometers)

Difficulty: 7/10 (mostly the stream part, rest is easier). 

Cel phone coverage: 100%

Water needs: 1.5 litre

Appreciation: 10/10

Transportation: Bus 234B or 53 from Tsuen Wan West MTR station (Bus terminus on top of station). Return via Tsuen Wan MTR.

Why it's worth it:

Map & Details: 

Exercise Area: No

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 continue the hike.
After a minute or two walk from the last fork, you will be presented with this view and you will see a path going up on your left. Take the path on your left.

Go straight.

Slight left.

About 3.7km from the start of your hike (400m elevation), you will cross the Yuen Tsuen Ancient trail. Head right towards Tsuen Wan.

Keep right.



Back in town. Tsuen Wan.

Left here, at the Adventist Hospital.

Left at D-Park and take the escalator. There's a long indoor corridor that will get you to Tsuen Wan 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!