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Mount Parker is a hill located in the east of HK island at 532m height. Climbing it along its north ridge could visit Warlord Rock. At the top, it offers a full view on the east

Mount Parker | Warlord Rock - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Mount Parker
Distance: 8.0 Km
Duration: 4.0 hours
Diff.:

4.0

Scn.:

3.5

Start: Bus 2, 2A, 77, 81,99,102,106 get off at Wei On Court. MTR, from Exit B of Tai Koo Shing station

End: Bus and MTR to all districts

The trail along the north ridge uphill and along the west ridge downhill are quite steep that require to clamber up and down. Recommand to prepare gloves.

Along Hong Pak Country Trail and the horizontal path of Mount Parker, there are two paths leading to Hing Tung Estate and Yiu Tung Estate respectively.

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Hong Pak Country Park

The trail starts from Quarry Bay by following Kai Lei Road up to keep to the right side. Passing through Nam Fung Sun Chuen, it joins the concrete path (Wilson Trail) on the right. Head the trail, it soon ascend the flight of steps. After a few steps up, trace the right side path leading to the catchwater. Afterward, follow the concrete path alongside the catchwater, it gently ascends. Head to the right turn, cross the catchwater to its right side at the section that becomes narrower according to the arrow marks on the ground made by other hikers. Up ahead along it to the water outlet, follow the right rocky path to Hong Park Bridge of Hong Park Country Trail. Step the bridge, then head the trail to the left.

Branch: If not to run the path alongside the catchwatch, you could continue to ascend the steps to join Hong Park Country Trail.

Right to Wilson Trail

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Along Hong Park Country Trail, it slowly winds up along the hillside. On the way, you could overlook the hill range of Siu Ma Shan at the opposide side. Further ahead, Kornhill could also be seen on the left. Afterward, it ascends the sylvan path. Heading to the left junction that leads down to Hing Tung Estate, take the right path. Up to the horizontal path along the hillsides of Mount Parker, follow the left path at the junction. (Taking the right path could continue on along Hong Park Country Trail)

Head the path at right of outlet

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A mountain seen over Siu Ma Shan

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Warlord Rock

The path becomes narrow and winds along the hillside toward the east. Along the way it offers the distance view over Sai Wan Ho. Passing through the left junction that leads down to Yiu Tung Estate, still go forward. After winding through several hillsides, the 'Warlord' is just standing on the ridge and waiting for you at your upper front. Head the trail, it crosses the streams and becomes open. Pay attention to the right side, there is an obvious uphill path along the ridge on which the front of the Warlord could be seen in the upper distance.

Exit: After deviate from Hong Pak Country Trail then follow the left horizontal path, along the way, you could take the downhill path on the left leading to Yiu Tung Estate.

Note: The paths along the north ridge uphill and along the west ridge downhill are quite steep that requires clambering up and down. Recommand to prepare gloves.

The path to Yiu Tung Estate

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Follow the path up, it gently ascends at the beginning and gradually becomes steep that requires clambering up. Along the ridge, it passes through some patches covering with loose gravels due to weathering. Further up over the rocky slope, it comes to the Warlord Rock. The warlord is cladding in armor and standing loftily. In the gentle and warm sunshine, we are side by side to overlook the eastern districts, look far to Kowloon Peak, Tai Sheung Tok and Lei Yue Mun in the east of Kowloon, and gaze down to the concrete jungles of Sai Wan Ho and Shau Kei Wan in Hong Kong Island.

A patch of loose gravel soil

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Warlord Rock standing on the hillside

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Sai Wan Ho and the east of Kowloon

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Mount Parker (transmittion station)

Skirt Warlord Rock to its right rear and continue to follow the trail, with some ribbons at the entry it starts the sylvan path. The trail is quite obvious and along the ridge up. It becomes very steep but there are enough trees and grasses to assist. Climbing to the top of the knoll, it approaches the peaks of Mount Parker where there are the two big white balls of transmittion stations. Afterward, the trail slightly descends and goes forward not far, then joins Mount Parker Road. Follow the road to the left, it is slowly up. At the junction, take the left fork and head it to the end. At that time, look far toward the northeast, it offers the splendid view over Siu Sai Wan, Fat Tong Mun and Tung Lung Chau.

Exit: If not to climb another peak of Mount Parker, you could follow Mount Parker Road to Quarry Bay.

Head the forest path

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Look back the north ridge of Mount Parker

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The peak at 532m of Mount Parker

From the end of the road, follow the concrete path on the left. It skirts near the hilltop around the white ball and also offers a distance view over Tai Tam Harbour and Pottinger Peak. Afterward, it returns to Mount Parker Road then trace it to the left. Back to the previous junction, head the left road up to another large white ball. Ascend the left concrete path beside the big ball, not far ahead, you could see the another adjacent hill towering at the southwest - the highest peak of Mount Parker. Head to the steps, pay attention to the left side where there is an obvious muddy path behide the railing with ribbons as a mark. Follow the muddy path, it cuts through the woods then gradually pushes to the top. At the hilltop looking back far, the two white balls and the transmittion tower seem to be at the same horizonal line.

Follow the left path at the end

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The 532m peak of Mount Parker

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Quarry Pass

According to the ribbon, follow the trail ahead downhill, it cuts through the woods. Heading to the junction, take the right fork (going forward could lead to Tai Tam and Boa Vista via the south ridge). The path slightly ascends a short distance then gradually turns downward roughly towards the west. It is quite steep in the middle section that requires clambering, and is not too obvious in part but could be identified if carefully observe it. Along the way, there are also some ribbons for guidance. After cutting through the forest along the hillside, it joins Mount Parker Road. Head the road to the left a bit, it soon comes to Quarry Gap. Finally, trace the right fork along Mount Parker Road to Quarry Bay.

Branch: From the 532m peak of Mount Parker, if not to trek the steep path downhill along the west ridge, you could retrace your steps to the concrete path near the white ball, then follow Mount Parker Road downhill.

Along the downhill path ahead

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Overlook Chai Wan beneath Mount Parker

Summary

It is impressive for visiting the majestic 'Warlord' standing on the hillside and climbing the lofty Mount Parker for the full view over the eastern region. The sunshine in winter seems to be honey dissolved in water showering to the earth. On the hill, it is a beautiful green picture, under the hill, it however is a large gray haze. Time flies. Mount Parker and Warlord Rock remain the same year after year while the scenery beneath them has being changed.

Text : Horace

Last Update : 20.03.2016

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