One of our favourite hikes. On a good day, this walk offers spectacular views in all directions and the final descent down to the road before the Tin Hau Temple is second to none. Hiking from the MTR, the route quickly takes us through old Hong Kong village life before we start the hike up to the ridgeline. There are two climbs to negotiate: we start with a gentle warm up before approaching a steeper hike up to 'High Junk' peak at a height of 344m. From here we head on to Hong Kong's oldest and largest Tin Hau Temple. The sea facing temple is situated on the shore of 'Joss House Bay'. As for the finale we take you down to Clearwater bay beach where the hike concludes. There are however many options from here for your own personal time to make this into a full day out.
This is a fairly short hike but with a steep ascent and descent over one of Hong Kong's more strangely shaped hills, a small amount of scrambling will be required. This hike has a technical rating of 3/5 because of the challenging peak which puts the hike in the tougher end of this easy category - this hike is not a walk in the park. The views over Tseung Kwan O, Clearwater Bay and the eastern end of the territory make this hike so engaging. This walk is suitable for anyone who takes regular exercise and has a reasonable level of fitness. It includes about 600m of climbing, however, there is an option to walk around High Junk Peak if necessary.
- Water in bottles or bladder (min 3 litres in hot weather)
- Sunhat & Sunscreen
- Suitable Clothing
- Personal travel/medical insurance
- Octopus card
- Spare clothing in dry bag
- Hiking poles
- Insect repellent
You do not need to be super-fit for this trip,however the climbs can be moderately demanding for the none experienced with some long hours of sustained walking. The effects of heat and humidity may also further tax your body. You will enjoy the trip all the more if you are in good physical shape having exercised regularly.
Footwear: quality walking shoes/trainers with good grip are a must, anything less is unacceptable.
Clothing: We highly recommend the layer system according to the season
Any pre-existing medical conditions should be fully appraised by a doctor and their nature fully disclosed to your insurer and to ourselves.
Hydration: As in all hiking, keeping yourself hydrated is essential but never more so than in Hong Kong's hot season. It is routinely possible to lose up to 1 litre of fluid per hour whilst hiking so it is important you carry enough water/electrolytes to keep hydrated for the duration of the hike.
Public transport: Hiking in Hong Kong involves the use of the very efficient public transportation system. All our hikes start & finish at the nearest MTR station. Any transportation costs between the nearest MTR station and trail start/end will be covered by Hong Kong Hikers Ltd.
Hike start times vary, please be aware of this to ensure on-time arrival, all hikes will start promptly. Hikes will not be delayed as unfair to inconvenience others.
Hang Hau MTR station - Exit A on the other side of the ticket barriers. This station is 30 minutes away from Central on the Tsueng Kwan O line. (purple line)
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