THE DRAGON'S BACK - Uphill
(includes a part of Stage 6 of the Hong Kong Trail)

Starting a hike by visiting a couple of cemeteries might not be unique to Hong Kong, but it is definitely something different....

Leaving the working class neighbourhood of Chai Wan, we make our way gently uphill past a few stone mason work shops to the French
Mission and Roman Catholic cemeteries. You might be interested in comparing these with the Buddhist cemetery that we will pass a little
later on our way to the trail head.  

The concrete is substituted for a much more natural surface as we start walking on the shaded trail along the slopes of Mount Collinson and
Wan Cham Shan. The trail starts out pretty level, but soon enough we find ourselves gaining altitude again to reach the actual "Dragon's
Back" i.e. the mountain ridge that runs down the D'Aguilar Peninsula. From here, our trail will follow the ridge up and down offering stunning
views over the Tathong Channel, Big Wave Bay and Shek O to the east and the Redhill and Stanley peninsulas to the west.  You will also be
looking down at the exclusive Shek O Country Club.

This morning walk ends with the relatively steep descent to Shek O Road, where we emerge right by the busstop above Deity Beach. Your
decision is then whether to go to Shek O for an al-fresco lunch or return to the city via the suburb of Shau Kei Wan...

If you bring your a change of clothes, you might also want to go for a swim at the nice beach in Shek O....
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Hike Summary
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Distance:
8 km
 
Difficulty:
3 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 315 metres
Loss: 175 metres
Price:
HK$250
 
Highest Point:
284 metres (Shek O Peak)
     
Time Spent on Trail:
3.25 hours
Walking: 2.75 hours + Breaks: 0.5 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:45 am
at Chai Wan Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
12:15 pm
in Shek O
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 12:30 pm  
at Shau Kei Wan Railway Station, if not staying for lunch.
 
Food & Drink:
We suggest ending the hike with a Thai lunch at Shek O (8 km) - not included.
 
Note:
Check The Dragon's Back (Downhill) for details on a slightly easier version of this hike.
Check
The Dragon's Back (The Loop) for details on a longer and more challenging version of this hike.
The Dragon's Back, Eastern Hong Kong Island
The view from The Dragons Back in the southeastern corner of Hong Kong island.
The Hong Kong Iris, Iris spectacularix, can be found on the Dragon's Back...
Michael Hansen, helping you explore Hong Kong's other side...
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