A strenuous 11-kilometer hike with eight hills to climb and plenty to see.

This is as close as we get to the Chinese Mainland on these walks. If you are looking for an escape from the city this is the hike for you. From gushing waterfalls passing ancient villages to forest paths to a long highland ridge, this walk has it all.

It’s a full day adventure that requires a fair bit of stamina to complete. The first real test for people going through the list and a good stepping stone to longer treks coming later in the list.

A firm favorite of Drone and Phone that we think maybe under rated at number eight on our list.

Distance: 16km

 Difficulty: 4

  Time: 6 Hours


Starts at Tai Wo MTR and get a minibus through to Wu Kau Tang village, where we start off along the river to Bride’s Pool.

Cross the Bride’s Pool road and follow the signs on the other side up the Pat Sin Leng Nature trail. The beautiful ancient path slowly climbs until you reach a junction in the trail. Turn left up a much sharper incline to the top of Sin Kwu Fung.

From here follow the ridge up and down the eight peaks to Shun Yeung Fung, the highest point of the first ridge. From there continue straight following the ridge line, heading always to the tallest peak in front of you.

Finally you will reach Ping Fung Shan from where you start a decent down to the Hok Tau Reservoir. We recommend a loop around it before winding your way down to the picturesque village of Sha Lo Tung Cheung UK.

The final stretch is along the Fung Yuen Road down to the village with the same name, from where you can find a bus to Tai Wo MTR.