• Plover Cove

  • Load up your day packs put on your hiking boots a hard-core day of hiking beckons. Plover Cove here we come.

    We lull you into a false sense of security at the start with a very gentle amble around the stunning waterfall at Brides Pool and allow time to take some photos.

    OK getting into the hike we kick off with a short sharp shock, 250m of ascent. This gets you onto the start of the ridgeline. This is Plover Coves gem, a demanding, undulating and exposed trail made all the more fun by tough tricky conditions underfoot. When the initial climb is done your effort is rewarded, no pain no gain? You will now start to understand why we are always excited about this hike. Plover Cove meets the sea on 3 sides, time to marvel at the views. Mainland China to your left, the winding trail ahead and Tolo Harbour to the right, Stunning. At this stage I am not going to share anymore about the trail. We do though have a few more surprises we have held back. Please don’t forget your cameras on this one Ladies and Gentlemen and maybe a little beer money for refreshments as the hike ends at a Dai Pai Dong serving local food and cheap beer, Tsing Tao is my favourite.

  • Highlights

    • Plover Cove at its very best
    • Brides Pool
    • Views Views Views
    • Solitude
    • Tough challenging hike
    • Fabulous hiking trails
  • Hike Overview

    • Style: Hard Day Hike
    • Difficulty: Level 4/5
    • Technical: Level 4/5
    • Elevation Gain: 800m
    • Duration: 7.5 Hours
    • Distance: 12mi / 19km
    • Cost: $900 HKD per person
  • Packing List

    Required items:
    - Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots (ankle support advised)
    - Water in bottles or bladder (min 3 litres in hot weather)
    - Sunhat & Sunscreen
    - Backpack
    - Suitable Clothing
           Suggested items:
    - Personal travel/medical insurance
    - Octopus card
    - Spare clothing in dry bag
    - Gloves
    - Eye protection (sunglasses are sufficient)
    - Insect repellent
    - Camera
    - Snacks to keep you going
  • General Requirements

    This is a tough difficult hike for experienced fit hikers only, the exposed undulating ridge line is very demanding.  Remember be hydrated before the hike, remain hydrated during the hike. Fluids fluids fluids we can't stress this enough.

    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

    • Summer (Hot): May ~ October/November - Dri-fit, Climalite, Breathable materials

    • Wet Season: April ~ September - light weight waterproof breathable shell, spare socks

    • Winter (cold): November/December ~ March - Wind proof shell, fleece, hiking trousers, gloves & beanie

    We highly recommend a change of clothes carried in a dry bag.

  • Important Information

    Joining any of our hikes means you have accepted & signed our terms & conditions waiver.

    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 as all hikes start promptly. Hikes will not be delayed so as not to inconvenience others.

  • Meeting Point

    Tai Po Market MTR station-Exit A outside Starbucks. Take the East Rail Line (light blue line)


  • Hike Photos