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Dragon's Back, Hong Kong
(4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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. Dragon's Back is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Hong Kong Edition.
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  • From Shau Kei Wan subway station exit A3, take bus 9 and eat up to stop To Tei Wan, near the stop and there is the entrance to the trail next won't get lost, you can go after a peak and you can reach the end, Big Wave Beach, from there go vans back to the Metro station. I advise you to take a walk on the trail, at least for health. Be sure to bring water.
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  • November is hiking season in Hong Kong . So easy to get there . Take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan and bus no 9 will take you to the bottom of the hike . The route is not too difficult but you do have to be...  more »
  • Won't write too much today, but this is definitely on the "must see" list for Hong Kong. I haven't honestly been on a better hike in my life. Relatively moderate difficulty, but breathtaking views. On...  more »
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  • Amazing views on this hike. No hiking gear required but wear good hiking shoes. We brought 1L water per person. At the southern end of the trail where it meets the bus stop, you can walk a little further to find a small beach.
  • One of my favorite hikes in Hong Kong. The trail head is a little tricky to get to but if you take a cab just tell a taxi driver to take you to "loong jek" and they should be able to get there.
  • An enjoyable change of pace for any Hong Kong trip. We unfortunately timed our hike to coincide with a visit from most of the fog in Sth East Asia but managed to still enjoy ourselves. The hike ranges from paved to dirt and is achievable by any grade hiker. Hope to return one day for some better photos
  • Great scenic hike. Much better than Lamma Island. We had limited time so we didn't make it to the big wave beach but hopped on the bus on the road we came in on. Something we got confused about is that the "Dragon's Back" trail is just a stretch along the top, and you have to take what are considered two separate trails to get up to and down from it, so don't let the signs confuse you too much.
  • Must-do day out in Hong Kong. Well, if you're really fast you can see it in about 3-4 hours if you just go to the peak and back down. Go to Chai Wan on the MTR, take the Lin Shing Road and then two steep stair cases through the sombre and unusual stepped Cape Collinson Crematorium, and once you've reached the clearing at the top - head right (if you go left you end up down on the beach). Enjoy the view over Chai Wan on your way, and about 20 mins later you'll see a wooden sign post for the Dragon's Back on your left. You don't actually get great views for much of the way because the path is through dense woods. Eventually you'll need to take another branch left to the peak itself, and here the views are excellent (watch out for the house belonging to Tencent CEO Pony Ma - the largest in HK and reportedly worth around HK$ 1.8 billion!). Can be really windy here - and due to the steep climbs to the peak and potentially muddy soil, wear sensible shoes and take care.