We spent our first day of Chinese New Year in hiking the highest peak in Hong Kong, Tai Mo Shan. It was a 6 to 7 hours hike from Shing Mun Reservoir – Needle Hill – Grassy Hill – crossing the lead mine to Tai Mo Shan and 2 hours going down. A definitely one of the best experienced I ever had. We didn’t bring enough water and just brought a small snacks with us because we didn’t know that it will last that long (lesson learned). A really unexpected and tiring hike indeed but the most memorable one.
SHING MUN RESERVOIR TO NEEDLE HILL
NEEDLE HILL TO GRASSY HILL
GRASSY HILL TO LEAD MINE PASS
LEAD MINE PASS TO TAI MO SHAN (MACLEHOSE TRAIL STAGE EIGHT)
This path is not an easy one, too many big rocks around the area.
HOW TO GET THERE:
- Take MTR to Tseun Wan Exit A – take a taxi or bus ( I don’t know the bus number thought) we took the taxi since we were 5 and the fare was $50.00 hkd from Tseun wan to Shing Mun Reservoir (10 to 15mins).
- From the starting point (Bus/taxi stop) turn right and just follow the road until you reach Shing Mun main dam (20 to 25mis walk).
- Go straight and you will see the Maclehose trail ( stage seven ) sight.
- When you enter the Maclehose trail just follow the path going to Needle Hill ( the path here are going up by stairs. Be ready. Not an easy one.
- When you reach the Needle, follow the other trail going down going to grassy Hill ( you will not get lost going there just follow the directions.
- From Grassy Hill, you will see the way going down to Lead Mine Pass. Follow the path until you reach the bottom of the hill, from bottom turn left and you will see the direction going to Lead Mine Pass and you will see the pavilion
- From pavilion go up to the Maclehose trail (stage eight) be ready…. this road is not an easy path… Go straight until you reach the Tai Mo Shan
- From Tai Mo Shan, follow the road going down (2 hours walk) where you can ride a big bus number 51 going to Tseun Wan MTR station.
- Make sure to bring enough water and snacks water with you.
- Wear comfortable shoes
- This adventure is a no turning back hike. Be ready and make sure to hike with your friends or family. Full support.