Top 10 Things Needed for Hiking

Ten Things You Need for Hiking in Hong Kong

📚The following is the excerpt from my book, MacLehose Trail for City Hikers,  available in both paperback and Kindle in Amazon.com To enjoy hiking, there are few items you should bring along: Backpack — A 24-litre backpack should be enough for a day hike. Water — Bottles that can carry two to three litres of water will be enough for hiking. Alternately, …

MacLehose Trail, Stage 7

MacLehose Trail Section 7 – Needle Hill

Needle Hill (532m) and Grassy Hill (647m) Jubilee (Shing Mun) Reservoir Busy flight path, perfect for plane spotting Section 7 is all about two hills — the Grassy Hill (647m) and Needle Hill (532m). Particularly, the extravagant view at Needle Hill is comparable to that at the Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, with less of a crowd for snaps. Section 7 is also right below a …

MacLehose Trail, Stage 6

MacLehose Trail Section 6 – Macaques

View of Kwai Chung, Needle Hill, and Tai Mo Shan Shing Mun, Kowloon and Shek Lei Pui Reservoir. WWII Relics, the Shing Mun Redoubt Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), Long-tailed Macaque (M. fascicularis) and hybrids Section 6 is the shortest trail of all of MacLehose Trail, stretching only 4.6km in length and both ends are conveniently connected to public transport. Although …

MacLehose Trail, Stage 9

MacLehose Trail Section 9 – Bikers

Acacia plantation along the trail Panoramic view of Tsuen Wan Camping location at Tin Fu Tsai Section 9 is 6.3km in length and fairly easy to hike. It is just the continuation of a service road from Section 10, but from here onwards. There will be bikers and minivans using this road from both directions — better be careful of …