12 Mountain Peaks in Hong Kong that you should visit - With photos & details

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12 Mountain Peaks to explore in Hong Kong

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Dragon's BackDragon's Back, Shek O, Hong Kong

The Dragon's Back is a mountain ridge in southeastern Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong that passes through Shek O Peak. It lies within the Shek O Country Park. In 2019, the Dragon's Back Trail was selected by CNN as one of the world's 23 best trails. Dragon's Back is part of Stage 8 of the Hong Kong Trail.

Hong Kong TrailAberdeen Reservoir Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

It is a 50-kilometer walking route which passes through the five country parks on Hong Kong island. The trail offers a wide variety of terrain -- it can be steep at some parts, flat at others, with both gradual ascents and descents. The trail takes a very indirect route; termination points Victoria Peak and Big Wave Bay are less than 11km apart.

Kowloon PeakHong Kong, Clear Water Bay, Unnamed Road

It is the tallest mountain in Kowloon and is crossed by both the Wilson Trail and the MacLehose Trail. The summit offers a wonderful view of Kowloon city and the well-known Suicide Cliff.

Lantau PeakLantau Peak, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

The Lantau Peak hike is one of the most spectacular hikes in Hong Kong taking you to the Lantau Peak summit, which is the second-highest point in Hong Kong. It is most famous for the sunrise scenery viewed from the summit.

Lantau Trail Lantau Trail Sec. 1, Mui Wo, Hong Kong

The Lantau Trail opened on 4 December 1984, is a long-distance footpath on Lantau Island in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The 70 kilometers (43 mi) trail is a loop starting and finishing in Mui Wo

Lion RockLion Rock, Hong Kong

The Lion Rock hike in Hong Kong is one of the most popular trails in the region with an epic viewpoint over Kowloon all the way to Hong Kong Central. The peak consists of granite covered sparsely by shrubs. The Kowloon granite, which includes Lion Rock, is estimated to be around 140 million years old.

Sunset Peak57 South Lantau Road, 57 S Lantau Rd, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Sunset Peak or Tai Tung Shan is the third highest peak in Hong Kong. It is situated on Lantau Island within Lantau South Country Park and Lantau North Country Park and stands at a height of 869 metres (2,851 ft) above the sea level. The second highest Lantau Peak is on the western part of the island.

Tai Mo ShanTai Mo Shan, Hong Kong

Tai Mo Shan is the highest peak in Hong Kong, with an altitude of 957 m. It is located approximately in the geographical center of the New Territories.

The MacLehose TrailSai Kung, Hong Kong

The MacLehose Trail is a 100-kilometer hiking trail that crosses much of the New Territories, Hong Kong, starting from Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung, in the east to Tuen Mun in the west. The east coast, where the trail begins, is deeply indented and wild. The central mountains, which the MacLehose Trail crosses, include many of Hong Kong's highest peaks. The western part, where the trail winds to its end, features numerous valley reservoirs

Tian Tan BuddhaNgong Ping Rd, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. The statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery and symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. It is a major center of Buddhism in Hong Kong and is also a tourist attraction.

Victoria Peak GardenMount Austin Rd, The Peak, Hong Kong

Victoria Peak Garden is a Chinese style garden near the summit of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. The former Mountain Lodge, an alternate residence for the Governor of Hong Kong, was located there, which has since been demolished, but the park remains as an attraction at the Peak.

Wilson TrailWilson Trail Sec. 1, Hong Kong

The Wilson Trail is a 78-kilometer 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 trail is aligned north-south and runs from Stanley, in the south of Hong Kong Island to Nam Chung, in the northeastern New Territories