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The best alternative hikes in Hong Kong

Forget the Dragon’s Back or the Morning Trail and explore these 10 amazing alternative trails

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The most wonderful thing about Hong Kong trails is that they’re incredibly accessible. Whether it’s the wildly popular, picturesque Dragon’s Back or a more challenging nighttime hike in Kowloon Peak, they’re all easily reachable from the city. So if you’re looking to work up a sweat and the gym isn't just cutting it for you, a scenic hike is just the answer. We’ve already detailed the city’s best hikes but if you’ve been there, seen it, done it, it’s time to hit up these 10 alternatives hiking trails instead. Hiking consultant Paul Christensen


RECOMMENDED: Want to experience dashes of history and culture during your trek? Try heading these heritage trails in Hong Kong. Or if hiking is not quite your thing, give these outdoor water sports a try instead.

Best alternative hikes in Hong Kong

Pat Sin Leng from San Uk Tsai
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Pat Sin Leng from San Uk Tsai

Head into the ranges high above the northeastern New Territories.

Po Toi Island
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Po Toi Island

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Siu Sai Wan to Shek O
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Siu Sai Wan to Shek O

Walk the Dragon’s Back and see Hong Kong Island at its best.

Tai Mo Shan & Monkey Country
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Tai Mo Shan & Monkey Country

Scale Hong Kong’s highest peak and watch out for the monkies.

Wilson Trail Stage 3 (Backwards)
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Wilson Trail Stage 3 (Backwards)

A gentle hike through the hills of eastern Kowloon.

Mui Wo to Discovery Bay (via Lo Fu Tau)
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Mui Wo to Discovery Bay (via Lo Fu Tau)

Ascend nearly 600m for some stunning views of Lantau Island.

Ma On Shan and MacLehose Trails 4 & 5
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Ma On Shan and MacLehose Trails 4 & 5

A tough hike across parts of Sai Kung and Sha Tin.

Lai Chi Wo
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Lai Chi Wo

Hike near the border with Shenzhen and visit an old Hakka village.

Sunset Peak & Lantau Peak
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Sunset Peak & Lantau Peak

Tackle two of Hong Kong’s highest peaks in one hike.

Wilson Stage 2 (Backwards)
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Wilson Stage 2 (Backwards)

Your guide to this trail through the centre of Hong Kong Island.

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