Hiking the Hong Kong Trail

Posted by on October 22, 2011

My second and third days of hiking in Hong Kong, both on the Hong Kong Trail, offered a surprisingly bit of seclusion considering that I was never more than a couple of kilometers from large urban areas (if even that?).


Yet at times it still looked and felt (if not always sounded) like nature, with snakes and spiders and even a few butterflies hanging around.


Then, at the end of stage 2, a nice hill-side view of the harbour at Aberdeen for about the last two kilometers of the day’s walk.

Trail to Aberdeen.

Descent to Aberdeen.

Once I got into Aberdeen, as I was walking downhill towards the bus station to head back toward Matt’s part of town, there was even a really nicely placed cemetery overlooking the high-rises of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Cemetery

Aberdeen Cemetery.

I only managed to finish the first 3 of 8 sections, but that’s just another good reason to head back to Hong Kong sometime soon!



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2 Responses to Hiking the Hong Kong Trail

  1. Escape Hunter

    There are hiking routes as well, but we almost always see the skyscraper-cramped agglomerated area only.
    But passing a cemetery might not be the most uplifting experience… I think I’d prolly skip that 😛

    • Stephen

      You know, one might think so but it was actually quiet and peaceful with pretty solid views. The descent down into Aberdeen is chaos by comparison.

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