Though just minutes from an MTR station, the paths at the western edge of the Tai Lam Country Park are some of the least
visited trails in Hong Kong. This can only be due to their relative isolation from other marked trails, because they are well-
maintained, very pleasant and offer great views and a peaceful escape from the big city….
Walking straight out of Tuen Mun West Rail Station, we start the day by cutting our way through a maze of shopping malls to
reach the westernmost end of the MacLehose Trail. The paved 600 metres along the MacLehose make up the toughest part
of this hike. Just a few minutes after wearing off the long-distance trail, the concrete stops and we find ourselves on gently
climbing dirt and boulder paths through upland valleys and across small streams.
We make an extended halt at the highest point of the day to catch our breath and enjoy the view, before we descend into
Tiger Canyon. After the initial steps down, the dirt trails through this narrow gorge are well-shaded, very quiet and follow a
soothing clear stream. The stream feeds the Lam Tei Irrigation Reservoir, which holds life-giving water for the farms and
orchards on the plain below.
After a break on the reservoir dam, we climb a little along a Water Supplies Department service road, before concluding the
walk by descending along a quiet village road to the campus of the Lingnan University and on to Siu Hong station.
|Participants on all Hansen's Events' hikes and rides take part entirely at their own risk. By joining any of our events all participants are automatically seen to have
agreed to have entered into a disclaimer which exonerates the outing leaders and the organizers from any personal or public responsibility whatsoever and for any
claims, injuries or damages arising thereof.
|... exploring Hong Kong's other side...
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|Due to work commitments, holidays and other personal matters,
Hansen's Hikes & Rides has decided to SUSPEND all operations until further notice.
Apologizing for any inconvenience caused,
we hope to partially resume our outings towards the end of the year.