Friday, August 16, 2013

HONG KONG TRAIL SECTION 3

HOW TO GET THERE:
Take public transport to Aberdeen Reservoir Road. Walk up Peel Rise by Pui Tak Canossian College for about 30 minutes to the starting point of Hong Kong Trail Section 3.
Transport routes available are:

City Bus:
No. 7 - running between Central Ferry Piers and Shek Pai Wan in Aberdeen
No. 76 - running between Shek Pai Wan in Aberdeen and Causeway Bay (Moreton Terrace)

NWFB:
No. 95 - running betwee Ap Lei Chau and Shek Pai Wan in Aberdeen

Mini Bus:
No. 52 - running between Shek Pai Wan in Aberden and Chung Hom Kok in Stanley (Ma Hang)

For your return journey, walk down Aberdeen Reservoir Road for about 15 minutes to Wan Chai Gap for public transport:

NWFB:
No. 15 - running between Central (Exchange Square) and the Peak
No. 15B - running between Tin Hau MTR Station and the Peak (Sundays and Public Holiday only)

TRAIL INFO:
  • Difficulty: 2/5
  • Distance: 6.5 Km
  • Duration: 2.5 Hrs.
  • Terrain: 20% Concrete and 80% Natural Trail
  • GPS Coverage: Good
  • Phone Coverage: Great
  • Route: Peel Rise > Wan Chai Gap
LOGISTIC:
  • Pack: 8L - 10L 
  • Liquid Supplement: 500ml > 1000ml
  • Clothing: Shorts & Shirt (Summer), Leggings & Wind Breaker (Winter)
  • Shoes: Regular rubber shoes works (but proper Hiking Shoes is better)
  • Food Supplement: Fruit or Snack (Optional)
  • Extras: Hiking Pole (Optional), Extra shirt, Hat, Mosquito Repellent & Sunglasses
LET'S GO!

STARTING POINT
(Roughly about 1/4hrs from Aberdeen Reservoir & 30 minutes from Chi Fu Estate)

Hong Kong Trail Section 3: Information Board

Another friendly trail sign; the trail is fully covered with signs to ensure your safe journey inside the trail.

Section 3 is perfectly shaded by trees so walking in this trail is very comfortable and cool and this is an awesome hiking ground for beginners, friends and family. 

Surprisingly beautiful. This stream comes to life during wet season in Hong Kong, the flow of water is very cool and refreshing.

When you reach this bridge you need to turn and proceed to the right side and try not to take the stairs.

DECISION  POINT
This is where you need to make a decision whether if you will turn right and end at Aberdeen Reservoir or turn left to continue with Hong Kong Trail Section 3 and end at Wan Chai Gap. Both will take at least 30 minutes between either point. I highly suggest that you proceed with the rest of the Hong Kong Trail Section 3 and end at Wan Chai Gap because in this manner you will only need to catch NWFB No.15 or 15B to return to the city.

END POINT
Finally the trail is done! But because Hong Kong Trail Section 3 is too easy for some hikers, many will quickly jump in and continue Section 4. The starting area is immediately located near the end point of Section 3. If you decided to finish the hike though, simply walk uphill and pass the barrier gate and turn left heading towards the main road (Wan Chai Gap) and take NWFB 15 heading Central Exchange Square passing through Ruttongee Hospital, Hopewell Centre, Pacific Place, Admiralty and finally Central.






Friendly Reminder
Enjoy The Wilderness & Leave No Trace

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