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Wilson Trail, Hong Kong

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The Wilson Trail is a 78 km long-distance footpath in Hong Kong, 63 km of which runs through Hong Kong country parks. It was named after David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, who was Governor of Hong Kong from 1987 to 1992. The Wilson Trail was developed by Friends of the Country Park and sponsored by various private organisations. The construction work of the trail began in 1994. The Wilson Trail was first opened on 21 January 1996.In all, the Wilson Trail traverses eight of the Country Parks. On Hong Kong Island, Tai Tam Country Park and its Quarry Bay Extension begin the journey. Across the harbour, there is a gap where the trail runs through hills outside the parks. Then come the three parks named Ma On Shan, Lion Rock, and Kam Shan. In the central New Territories, the Wilson Trail heads north through Shing Mun Country Park and Tai Mo Shan Country Park. Finally it climbs into the majestic Pat Sin Leng Country Park. Each of the Country Parks the Wilson Trail traverses has its individual character and appeal – offering, as one proceeds from south to north, changing settings with much of interest.
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  • The 78-kilometer-long path is the second longest in the territory, and this time I'm just doing a little Hawaiian waterfall, one of which is to fold the game. Out of the wells, in the direction of O Head Village, after the W031, most of the trees shade along the stream, breaking the water dams, and finally the small Hawaiian waterfall, it is easy to relax for a few hours.
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  • The length of a mountain in Hong Kong, the second longest in Hong Kong, is only a matter of time. The name of the Wilson letter is the minutes of Sir David Wilson, who is a governor of the Hong Kong landscape and the long legs of life!
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  • The Wilson Trail is one of the many long circuits of hiking in Hong Kong. It passes through all the countries of the North to the South, to go over several days. I did all the section crossing the island of Hong Kong, 3 or 4 steps. It's not very physical and especially nice on the South coast and when you cross water tanks. We see a lot of butterflies and egrets. Attention, provide supplies because there is no place to eat and the steps can be lengthy. A card is also essential, the markup is not frequent and can be crossed other trails like the Hong Kong Trail.
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  • Excellent trail. Not too demanding but offers great view of HK. Easily accessable from different parts of HK. Numerous exits for bailing out also
  • Even if it's really foggy it is still worth to do the hike. One of my favorites in HK and much better then the famous dragons back.
  • Absolutely worth visiting if you have time to spend by hiking in Hong Kong! Good exercise and nice view!
  • This is one of the most challenging designated hiking trail in Hong Kong as well as one of my favorite. The starting point of the trail is fairly accessible via bus. The view along the trail is breathtaking. DO AVOID to come here in bad weather or after raining. The rocky ground is already slippery enough without the rain. I could not imagine what it would be like to have to walk on wet slippery ground. You would fall!
  • Great hiking and amazing views. Can get crowded
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