From its beautiful beaches to sprawling country parks, and the many adrenaline-fuelled activities on offer, Hong Kong's outdoor scene may surprise those that think all the city has to offer is sky-high buildings.
With Hong Kong's beautiful autumn weather in full swing, it's time to dust your hiking boots off and get moving. Get ready to enjoy the sunrise from Lantau Peak, or snap a perfect selfie at the top of Ma On Shan with these seven challenging trails.
1. Tai Mo Shan
As the highest peak in Hong Kong and the tallest coastal peak in Southern China, Tai Mo Shan tops our list for obvious reasons. But although it is officially the tallest, standing 957 metres above sea level, you actually only climb 895 metres from start to finish, as the true peak isn't accessible to hikers. The hike itself also isn't as challenging as it may sound, with it being more time rather than labour intensive––but the majestic views, not to mention the bragging rights, make it worth the effort.
As part of MacLehose Trail Section 8, Sze Fong Shan and Wo Yeung Shan––the fourth and fifth highest peaks in Hong Kong––can also be tackled when taking on Tai Mo Shan.
Height: 957 metres
How to get there: Take the MTR to Kam Sheung Road, and take exit C towards the bus stops. catch the 64K bus to Ng Tung Chai Bus Stop and follow the signs to Ng Tung Chai village where you will start the hike.