TAI LAM COUNTRY PARK - Southern Route
大欖郊野公園
A "stepless" hike

Yes! Even in Hong Kong, it really IS possible to go for a nice long walk in the countryside without having to climb any stairs....

This walk through Tai Lam Country Park starts in the shade of Hong Kong’s highest peak, Tai Mo Shan, and ends at Tsing
Lung Tau by the Ma Wan Channel.

Following gently sloping paved forest tracks amidst shady acacia and eucalyptus trees, we start the day by climbing Lin Fa
Shan and are treated to spectacular views of mountains and the city, before our track starts a long and winding descent
through the quiet deep woodlands of the country park. The usual Hong Kong sound-track of drilling jackhammers, wailing
fire trucks and screeching bus brakes is replaced by singing birds, braying cattle and babbling brooks. Adding to the
pleasure is the potential of encounters with any number of interesting wildlife.  

There will be plenty of opportunities for rests along this route, but the main stop will be an extended break in a small hidden
valley, home to a gem of a watering hole. The kind of place that you would actually prefer to keep to yourself, it is the perfect
location for us to enjoy our lunch box while benefiting from the chance to acquire refreshments….

After this break, we get back onto our gently undulating forest track before completing the walk with a relatively steep
downhill approach to the ever growing suburb of Tsing Lung Tau. With a little luck, we should have time for a cold drink near
the water before hopping on the direct express
bus to Hong Kong Island.
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Tai Lam Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tai Lam Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
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Hike Summary
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Distance:
15 km
 
Difficulty:
4 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 280 metres
Loss: 750 metres
Price:
HK$250
 
Highest Point:
485 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
4.75 hours
Walking: 4 hours + Breaks: 0.75 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
9:10 am
at Tsuen Wan West Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
2:30 pm
in Tsing Lung Tau
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 3:15 pm  
on Hong Kong Island / in Kowloon.
     
 
Food & Drink:
Snack breaks en route. Refreshment stop at Tsing Fai Tong (10 km) - feel free to bring a lunch box.
 
Note:
Should the situation so require, then it is possible to cut short the walk at Tsing Fai Tong. However, this involves
tackling a rather long flight of stairs down to the busstop in Sham Tseng.
Wildlife comes in all sizes in the Tai Lam Country Park...
Wildlife comes in all sizes in the Tai Lam Country Park...
Wildlife comes in all sizes in the Tai Lam Country Park...
Wildlife comes in all sizes in the Tai Lam Country Park...
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claims, injuries or damages arising thereof.
Hansen's "Stepless" Hikes
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Due to work commitments, holidays and other personal issues,
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.