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Dragon's Back, Hong Kong

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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A short ride away from Hong Kong busiest areas, Dragon's Back provides a relaxing hike for visitors wishing to escape the big city for a while. Long but not overly challenging, the undulating trail offers scenic vistas and peaceful natural surroundings. A viewing platform allows you to admire the coastline and spot paragliders. Bring walking shoes, lots of water, and don't forget your swimsuit if you want to take a dip at the well-maintained beach near the trail's end. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Dragon's Back by using our Hong Kong visit website.
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  • An amazing hike. This is one of my two favourite walking trails in Hong Kong. The views from along the ridge are magical and recently in April the Spring wild flowers like dogwood, irises were in... 
    An amazing hike. This is one of my two favourite walking trails in Hong Kong. The views from along the ridge are magical and recently in April the Spring wild flowers like dogwood, irises were in...  more »
  • Dragon's Back is one of the most famous hiking paths in Hong Kong and even in Asia. The relatively pleasant walk around the southern tip of Hong Kong Island offers a panorama of the city as well as... 
    Dragon's Back is one of the most famous hiking paths in Hong Kong and even in Asia. The relatively pleasant walk around the southern tip of Hong Kong Island offers a panorama of the city as well as...  more »
  • My girlfriend and I loves hiking on Dragon's Back during weekends as it's the only time we get days off from work and it's always a lovely experience! 
    My girlfriend and I loves hiking on Dragon's Back during weekends as it's the only time we get days off from work and it's always a lovely experience!  more »
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  • This is great hike, beautiful views and reasonable close but completely separate from the Hong Kong jungle. There are multiple entry/exit points, and you accidentally find yourself very far from where you started. ( Just like we did !) Just be careful and plan well ;) Have fun !
  • I honestly wouldn't call this a hike as it truly isn't that challenging (if you start at the trail head, that is). You can walk it wearing anything. The trail is very well maintained with interpretive signs, Chinese pavilions, and even benches at certain viewpoints. What Dragon's Back does offer are unique vantage points of the East coast, Shek O, and Tai Tam bay. The mountain forest can also be very peaceful despite being so close to the city centre.
  • Beautiful and great 2ish hour hike. there are some areas that you may be held back by folks in front of you as the walkway can get narrow at times. Lots of stairs. I would call it an easy moderate hike. Lots of sun exposure at the top then you get lots of shade in the latter half.
  • Beautiful views. Short hike and was mostly going up a somewhat steep road until the last bit (which were stairs to the top.) This wasn't a very difficult hike at all.
  • Nice and easy trail, you only need to spend less then 1 hour to reach the top of the hill. And the view from the hill top is great too

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