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MacLehose Trail

Sai Kung District, New Territories East, Hong Kong, China
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Half-Day Hiking Tour at Kam Shan Country Park in Hong Kong
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MacLehose Trail is a 100-kilometer trail winding through beautiful countryside of the New Territories. There are 10 sections of varying degrees of difficulty, with hike times ranging from 1.5 hours to five hours.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Sai Kung District, New Territories East, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The MacLehose trail is subdivided into several sections resp. parts, all of which can be hiked on their own and separately. This year we hiked Part 7, the steep and relatively difficult hike up and down Needle Hill; once you are at the top of...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this section after reading about the Ng Tung Chai (NTC) Waterfalls. Started from Route Twisk, and hiked up the trail towards the weather station. Dropped by the Tai Mo Shan (TMS) Visitor Centre and found a detailed map of the trail and a helpful...More

Thank DavidOKP
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Hey everyone! Hearing about the beautiful beaches that the maclehose trail has to offer - we decided to go to Ham Tin beach south out doing the whole trail and we really recommend that! Instead of walking 24 km, you can take the green minibus...More

1  Thank nimrodr89
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Started walking form the bus stop near the visitors' information centre. The staff at the visitors centre is very helpful. He even provided the phone number to call a taxi if I needed one. The hike is a road leading to the East dam, not...More

Thank MTLam
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I did not do my research properly, I thought part I was a proper bush walk but it's all about walking on concrete...not very nature oriented. The landscape is very nice and there are a few good spots for photos along the way but 10km...More

Thank Renan B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This trail requires stamina, good shoes and clothing and drinking water, lot's of it. The initial part is approximately 6 km of stairs and path, followed by 1 km of fairly flat lands and end with a rather steep ending of 4 km downwards. Most...More

Thank G_Stockholm
Reviewed 3 March 2017

MacLehose trail was the first trail under a personal name to favor the late Lord MacLehose who was the 25th Governor of HK (the name before 1st July 1997). The trail have 10 sectors with different degree of difficulties. The most difficult is the 4th...More

Thank Wilfred P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

MacLehose Trail is famous to hiking lovers. No matter no1, or to 10. You can satisfy your physical and spirit. What you should care maybe there is no restroom available in most cases. Of course no snacks selling. Help yourself. BYOFood and drink loo.

Thank HoHofromHKSars
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We went there on action Asia 50 km trial race, started in Pek Tam Chung and walk all the way thru the trail. I must say some of the sights are really beautiful, can't imagine I am in a busy city like Hong Kong. Be...More

Thank Annie0608
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This hike is great. From the moment we started there were just amazing views. I think it took us around 2.5 to 3. It was tough on the uphill sections but easy enough for semi experienced hikers. We got down to Sai Wan beach, had...More

Thank Mrs_Fer
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2 August 2017|
Response from Renan B | Reviewed this property |
Hi KaiHG, So I didn't go in April but since the walk is quite long and split in different sections, maybe if you tell people what section you're planning on doing, they'll be able to help. I guess not all the sections are... More
7 September 2016|
Response from 15yearsAgo | Reviewed this property |
I hiked in June, but did visit most of the islands and did the hikes on the islands. It's ok.