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MacLehose Trail

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Address: Sai Kung District, New Territories East, Hong Kong, China
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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MacLehose Trail is a 100-kilometer trail winding through beautiful...

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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Half-Day Hiking Tour at Kam Shan Country Park in Hong Kong
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 prepared with lots of water and some snacks as you may not have many chances... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 some food and drinks, then walked 15 minutes to a waterfall where people were jumping... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading an inspiring article from Lonely planet (Dragon’s back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong) we were inspired to try some of the hikes in Hong Kong. We did section 5 of the Maclehose Trail. The trail is very interesting, often passing through dense forest which provides shade, which can be nice on warm days. Whenever the vegetation’s... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We completed parts 1 & 2 of this hike, and it is definitely something we'll do again. We did part 1 and half of part 2 the first day, camped out at the beach and finished section two the next day. It was awesome being able to just camp out at the beach after a long day of hiking. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This MacLehose Trail is named after one of the British governor Sir MacLehose back in the colonial era. It is 100km long, runs from East to West, and is split into 10 sections. Each section has its own unique view. If you are a nature lover and is fit, you can conquer it in a week. Best time to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

East - west, 100 km across the New Territories. Up and down hills, Splendid views. Really energetic, but it can be done in any number of the 10 stages. Two is enough for a weekend hike !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I found about this trail through one of my acquaintances from the mainland. I'm glad she suggested this to me because I went with my friend and we were in awe. We only did part 1 and part of 2 to see Long Ke beach. I plan to go back and see other parts of the trail. I strongly suggest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Went for an amazing day trip with a friend. We found excellent views of the Hong Kong skyline, yet still felt absorbed by the jungle at times. The paths are natural but easy to walk on, no advanced hiking equipment needed. Also saw a lot of monkeys, which was fun (do not feed the monkeys, it's illegal). You absolutely do... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Did the section 2 of maclehose trail from Sai Wan Tin to Pak Tam Au. This section is within the Sai Kung east country park. Private vehicles are allowed inside unless you apply for a permit, hence the best is to take a taxi which are allowed in the park. The first uphill and down takes you to Sai Wan... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Though the hike triggered my old injury, the scenery was so great I pushed myself to walk on. Highly recommend to go. Only concern is that transportation getting out of these 2 trails can be a nightmare. There wasn't any signal for us and many of the other hikers at the end of trail 2 for us to call for... More 

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