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Hiking for the lazy

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  • Started on 30 Oct 2012 @ 9:35am
  • Last Reply 23 Nov 2012 @ 4:51pm
  • #1

    I've got to admit, the thought of waking up at the crack of dawn to scale the dragons back fills me with apathy - can anyone recommend some nice trails with good views that aren't going to make me sweat at the thought of them?

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  • Thumbnail_369760_505080739_1309795608_s Hughie D.
    • Join Date: Sep 2012
    • Location: Hong Kong
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    #2

    The last 2 times I've been to Big Wave Bay we have done a short hike which has awesome views and wasn't too difficult.. You go through the village behind the beach and start the trek up the stairs. It goes up a fair bit but that's the only hard bit. When you get to the top of the stairs turn right and walk along till you see the sign to turn right again back to Big Wave Bay beach. There are really nice views the whole way back down to the beach. You can see Shek O golf course in front of you and Clear Water Bay golf course to your left.

    I think it's part of a longer hike but it's the only bit we do. Takes about 45 minutes so doesn't cut into your beach time too much!

  • Thumbnail_img_8475 Jasmine W.
    • Join Date: Sep 2012
    • Location: Hong Kong
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    #3

    High Junk Peak Country Trail at Clearwater Bay. Great view of of the bay and the surrounding area. It's a 6.4km/3 hour hike. I like starting from Tai Mui Au - it's by the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club gate and has a non-meter public car park. If you start from Ng Fai Tin (has metered car park), it's worth when you reach Tai Mui Au, to walk down Po Toi O Road to the village where there's a nice seafood restaurant. Don't know their opening times though. But whichever end you finish, it's quite easy to grab or call for a taxi and head for the Clearwater Bay Beach and chill all day.

    http://www.filigallery.com/d/101233-2/Hiking+Sai+Kung+065.JPG

  • Thumbnail_563945_10151097372943036_1048306203_n_1_ Edwin L.
    • Join Date: Sep 2012
    • Location: Hong Kong
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    #4

    Lion Peak, in the middle of Kowloon. Only takes about 45 minutes (for the intermediate hiker) and leads you to the best natural view of HK skyline

  • Thumbnail_369760_505080739_1309795608_s Hughie D.
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    #5

    Was looking through Your Hong Kong (http://www.localiiz.com/yourhongkong) and came across a photo which was taken at Plover Cove Dam. Found out its a popular hiking spot after a quick google search. Has anyone been here?

    Here's the photo: http://instagram.com/p/R9KY8ltQl7/

  • Thumbnail_573831_572799599_1439030987_s Wouter D.
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    #6

    I've been there a few weeks ago, very nice area to go for a bike ride, you can rent one in Tai Po and then bike all the way there.

  • Thumbnail_275066_714881823_1708344805_s Hanna T.
    • Join Date: Sep 2012
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    #7

    Only replying to agree that those suggested routes seems great! Lovely photo from Plover Come Dam!