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Opened in 1985, the Hong Kong Trail is a 50km long hiking trail which goes from Victoria Peak on the West, to Big Wave Bay, on the East of Hong Kong Island.
Comparatively to the other major hiking trails in Hong Kong, namely MacLehose, Lantau and Wilson, the Hong Kong trail is easier. It is also quite easy to access each of its sections and each section can be done in short amount of time. Most sections are also shaded, which make it a great trail for hot summer days.
Shorter on breathtaking vistas than other trails, the Hong Kong trail will nonetheless give the hiker new to Hong Kong a good appreciation for the urban/nature mix that is so great in the territory. This trail also has some great features worth mentioning such as the micro-climate of Section 1, which provides a cooler hike and unique flora. Section 4 features WWII remnants. Section 8, the "Dragon's Back", often referred to as the best "urban" trail in Asia, with spectacular views of Shek-O and ending at Big Wave Bay beach, completes the Hong Kong trail.