Often neglected, the 78 kilometer Wilson trail, is every bit as spectacular and challenging, as Hong Kong’s better known walkways, argues China Daily reporter D J Clark. The trail starts in the far south of Hong Kong island and runs all the way up to the Shenzhen border passing through eight country parks. From the specular views over Victoria Harbor to the monkey lands of Lion Rock park and up along the steep ridges of Pat Sin Leng this trail has something for every outdoor enthusiast.
Maps and more at http://hiking.gov.hk/eng/longtrail/wtrail/wtrail2.htm
Wilson saves his best for last. An incredible high ridge walk with views from the east to the west of Hong Kong. Steep climbs, open ridges and dense forests with deserted villages – it’s all here in sections 9 & 10 of the Wilson Trail.
See the maps for Section 9 & Section 10
Possibly Hong Kong’s best reservoir walk. A gentle long climb past the territory’s tallest mountain before a long decent down to Tai Po. Waterfalls, monkey’s, deep forest and high mountains, sections 7 & 8 of Wilson Trail have them all.
See the maps for Section 7 & Section 8
A long but gentle walk for all the family. Monkeys, monkeys and more monkeys all along the route of the Wilson Trail Sections 5 & 6.
See the maps for Section 5 & Section 6
A peaceful walk overlooking the city. A long long long long uphill that will challenge even the fittest of walkers. Enchanted forests, small villages, waterfalls, city and sea views.This walks covers them all.
See the maps for Section 3 & Section 4
Quite possibly Hong Kong‘s most spectacular walk. Cross Hong Kong island from south to north all within the country parks. Drone and Phone is going to take you walking stages 1 & 2 of the Wilson Trail.
See the maps for Section 1 & Section 2