HONG KONG ISLAND TRAVERSE

Everybody loves a bargain and the Hong Kong Island Traverse is a great one. Not only do you get a proper hike and a short history lesson, but
there are also a couple of crime scenes on our itinerary…

Adding to the enjoyment, we start this fabulous 3-in-1 outing by taking
the bus from Tin Hau station to Braemar Hill which not only saves us a
little time but also minimizes the amount of climbing to be done.

It does not eliminate the climbing completely though, but after an initial 3-minute climb up concrete stairs, we reach the nice, flat, shaded, and
– mostly – unpaved Sir Cecil’s Ride that will be our friend for the next few kilometres offering us an easy warm-up and magnificent
panoramas over the northern shores of Hong Kong Island as it snakes its way around the hills high above North Point, Quarry Bay and
Kornhill. Later, out in the open, we gaze at the radar installations atop Mount Parker in the comfort of knowing that while we will shortly be
gaining some altitude, we won’t be going that far…

The gently sloping road (closed) will bring us to the physical high point of the day, the Big Windy Gap, where we pause for a breather and a
snack before hitting the dirt track that will take us through tranquil woodlands towards the Tai Tam Reservoirs below the towering Hong
Kong Parkview. Having checked the upper reservoirs for their unusual array of wildlife, we next find us on a nice flat catch-water path
contouring Violet Hill. While well-shaded, there are numerous gaps in the foliage offering us great views of peaceful reservoirs and the
densely wooded hills of the country park.

Reaching the foot of the infamous Twins of the
Wilson Trail, we descend a rather rough trail towards the beach at Repulse Bay where the
hike ends by the impressive – if rather kitschy - Tin Hau temple.
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Hike Summary
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Distance:
14 km
 
Difficulty:
4 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 195 metres
Loss: 375 metres
Price:
HK$250
 
Highest Point:
310 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
4.5 hours
Walking: 4 hours + Breaks: 0.5 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:30 am
at Tin Hau Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
1:30 pm
at Repulse Bay
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
   
Food & Drink:
Snack breaks along the trail.
Northern slopes of Mount Butler and woodlands of Tai Tam Country Park, Hong Kong Island
Tin Hau Temple and beach at Repulse Bay on the south side of Hong Kong Island
Shady trail in the middle of Hong Kong island.
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