Ng Tung Chai Waterfall
Ng Tung Chai Waterfall
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Keiron R
Port Macquarie, Australia131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We had a terrific morning out at Ng Tung Chai. We caught the metro and walked from there. The area was so pretty and we really enjoyed hiking the trail. There is lots to see along the way and there is a series of falls to experience on the circuit. It’s a fun way to experience the great outdoors around Hong Kong. We trekked in November which was perfect.
Written 23 February 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,427 contributions
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Sept 2022
The Ng Tung Chai Trail in the Tai Mo Shan Country Park is one of the most challenging and rewarding waterfall treks in Hong Kong. This is an approximately a 6km circular trail that starts in the Ng Tung Chai village on the northern boundary of the country park that passes by 4 highlight and signposted waterfalls before circling back to the village.

The trail passes a monastery before starting a steep climb up the mountain range, through thick and dense forest. The trail that winds through the trees, beside the main stream, at times zig-zagging alongside the side of the mountain. It is a challenging but beautiful trail that feels much more like something you'd find in Thailand or Hawaii than here in Hong Kong. The trail is mostly shaded with relatively little time exposed to the sun.

There are four waterfalls along the trail. You'll encounter posted signs just as you encounter them. Each includes boulders for you to sit, rest and enjoy. They are all photogenic and very nice. However, we like the first two falls for photo taking. There is a resting bench on a viewing platform at the #3 Main Falls. A fifth falls, called Yuk Nui Falls, is a short 5 minute side trail south of Scatter Falls (#4), it is really nice and potentially worth making a bit of extra time to see if you are enjoying your hike and not too tired at this stage.

After seeing the four (or five) waterfalls, you then begin to wind your way back down the range until your reach the starting point back at the Ng Tung Chai Village. Alternatively, some like to combine this trail with Tai Mo Shan (highest peak in HK). After passing the falls, before the trail circles back north, there is an intersection where you can switch over to a trail making way to Tai Mo Shan.

Note: There are no facilities along the trail so you may want to use the public toilet at the village before setting off on your hike. Do bring plenty of drinking water as well and some snacks as well.

Note: To make your way to the Ng Tung Chai village where you begin the hike, you can take public bus 64K between Tai Po and Yuen Long and disembark on the main road at the Ng Tung Chai bus stop. Alternatively, if you take a taxi, they will drive into the village and drop you off just near the public toilets and trail starting point.
Written 25 September 2022
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Shasha A
Hong Kong, China292 contributions
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Mar 2022 • Friends
Location : Tai Mo Shan
Destinations : Lower Ng Tung Chai Waterfall, Middle fall, Shan Fat Fall, Scatter Fall, Tai Mo Shan summit
Hardness of the hike : 10/10
Elevation and time: 957M / 6hr 30mts

We started our journey from Kowloon Tong and ook the light blue MTR line to come to Tai Po Market. Then we took Yuen Long bus no 64K to Kadoorie Farm. Our plan was to hike bia Kadoori Garden but unfortunately it was closed due to the safety measures. So we had to walk back to Pak Ngau Shek Shueng, the halt before Kadoorie Farm, to start out journey. From there we followed the sign boards "to the waterfall".
And of course as I always say, the google map is very accurate in finding even the trail lines. So go for it always for your safety unless you are familiar with the area.
After some time we reached to the Man Tak Path Obelisk. The Two giant pillars, beautifully designed with chinese characters and carvings, stand guard to the mountains. If you reach here you are following the correct route. As you keep going forward, then starts the dense jungle. The trail lines starts to get more shady and soon you will be going through the forest. On your left side you will have some amazing views of the green mountains and the buildings of HK city.
You will have to climb lots of steps, and paths made of rocks, some steep areas throughout this journey. So be prepared in advanced.
We arrived to our first waterfall after hiking for about an hour.
This series of four waterfalls are made of the same water stream flowing down from Tai Mo Shan peak.

1- Lower fall at Ng Tung Chai. A very scenic waterfall which flows through a narrow passage.
You don't want to forget your camera on this hike.
We were truly mesmerized by this amazing hidden gem. Nature was very quite. Feels more tropical here. Could hear only the sound of the water falling down. Sad to say but we saw some people have left garbage here. Please don't do that.

2- Middle fall. The second part of the Ng Tung Chai Water fall. The most beautiful of all four waterfalls. We met locals who were enjoying in the water.

3- Shan Fat water fall. Also called main fall, is the highest waterfall in Hong kong which is about 35m in height. A long horse tail type waterfall, has a beautiful shallow pool where you can take a dip. We took a short break here.

Then we continued towards The Tai Mo shan peak. This hike is all about climbing Tai Mo shan. Yet indeed it is very adventurous. Prepare your gears if you need any and make sure you are fit enough if you decide to take this hike. Endless steps and boulders will barricade the trails.
After some time you can reach the fourth waterfall.

4- Scatter fall. No wonder why this fall has been given this name. When you enter this part of the hike, you will start to see the signs on scattering and falling rock hazards. Not recommended to go on a bad weather.

The hike starts to go up after here. We took the official route up to the Tai Mo Shan. Most of the people turns back from Scatter fall. But we continued towards Tai Mo shan. Trail after here is shady and cool. After passing a beautiful bamboo tree path we slowly reached Tai mo shan peak. It was bit crowded that day. But we managed to click some amazing pictures of the overlooking city from the highest point of HK.

And we came down to the Tai Mo Shan Country park visitor centre. From There you can take the bus 51 to come to Tsuen Wan.

There are no toilet facilities available within the country park.
And NO Garbage disposal bins in Tai Mo Shan. So make sure to bring back your garbage with you.
We already saw people have left their garbage near the waterfalls, which is a very ignorant behavior. And it is the future of our nature that you are destroying. If you cannot carry down the bottles and packets dont bring them up there.
Written 18 March 2022
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Hong Kong, China5,750 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
If you are hiking up Tai Mo Shan, this is one of the best parts of the much more enjoyable jungle-covered early parts and well worth seeking out.
Written 3 November 2020
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Asianphile
Hong Kong, China246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
I only made my way to the Middle Fall this time, as the weather deteriorated very quickly, so had to turn back. Will conquer Tai Mo Shan next time.
Written 13 July 2019
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PixsoulHK
Hong Kong, China115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Ng Tung Chai is the most well-known and highest waterfalls in Hong Kong.
The hiking trail is easy with stone steps.
We found a fast track from the top to down, which is better than stepping up.

Weekend may have quite a lot people hiking and playing under waterfall.
Written 19 September 2018
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