Monday, April 25, 2022

欣澳站 - 長索島. Luk Keng Tsuen

Duration: 4.5km (1.5h)

Difficulty: 2/10.

Cel phone coverage: 100% 

Water needs: 0.5 liter. 10% shaded. 

Appreciation: 6/10. A bit boring.

Exercise Area: No

Transportation: MTR, Sunny Bay station.

Why it's worth it:

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Devil's Claw Rock (魔爪石), Snoopy Rock (狗頭石), and Chung Hom Kok Battery (舂磡角舊炮台)

Duration: 4.5km (2h without stops)

Difficulty: 8/10. Going down to the Devil's claw is very slippery. 

Cel phone coverage: 90% 

Water needs: 1 liter. 30% shaded. 

Appreciation: 7/10. Little bit of history. A few Instagrammable rocks, if you are into this.

Exercise Area: No

Transportation: Take bus 6, 6X, 65, or 66 and get off at "Chung Hom Kok Beach; Chung Hom Kok Road" stop. Return via any of the multiple buses in Stanley's bus terminal.

Why it's worth it:

Monday, April 18, 2022

Ma Dai stream (馬大石澗), Hero Falls (英雄瀑), and Frog Rock (青蛙石)

Duration: 4km (1.5h without stops)

Difficulty: 4/10

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 1 liter. 80% shaded. 

Appreciation: 9/10. Nice little hike with nice waterfalls.

Exercise Area: No

Transportation: Tai Shui Hang MTR. Loop.

Why it's worth it:

Monday, April 11, 2022

Sha Thin Wai to Fat Jong Temple via The Animals: Tadpole hill (蝌蚪坪), Cat rock (貓仔山), Chicken Breast hill (雞胸山)

Duration: 5.5km (3h without stops)

Difficulty: 6/10

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 1.5 liter. 80% shaded. 

Appreciation: 7/10. Instagram the cat... Otherwise, more of a 6/10.

Exercise Area: No

Transportation: Sha Tin Wai MTR, exit 'D'. Return via Wong Tai Sin MTR or take one of the green minibuses on Tsz Wan Chan road.

Why it's worth it:

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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!