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Beacon Hill at 458m in height, located at west of Lion Rock and north of Shek Kip Mei, is one of the hill of Kowloon peaks. It offers a panoramic view over Kowloon.

Beacon Hill - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Beacon Hill
Distance: 9.0 Km
Duration: 3.0 hours
Diff.:

2.5

Scn.:

3.0

Start: Bus 2F,3C,3M,302 get off at North Tsz Wan Shan

End: Bus 72 to Cheung Sha wan, 81 to Jordan

At the pavilion of Kowloon Au, there is a path that leads to Chuk Yuen Road.

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Sha Tin Pass:

The trail starts by winding along Sha Tin Pass from the junction of Tsz Wan Shan Road. Up ahead gently, you could look down the concrete jungle of Tsz Wan Shan. Further going up, it gradually becomes peaceful that the bird chirping for spring could be heard. Moreover, some of the small red and white flowers are in bloom at the roadside. Ascending to the sharp turn which left is the entry of Lion Rock Country Park, it then comes to Sha Tin Pass where is also a junction of the several hiking trails.

Along Sha Tin Pass up

Along Sha Tin Pass up

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Blooming in spring

Kowloon Au

Along the steps uphill into Lion Rock Country Park, also Section 5 of MacLehost Trail, it gradually opens up that the splendid views over peninsular Kowloon enclosed by the rolling hills and the farther east highest hill, Kowloon peaks, could be overlooked in the distance. Head the trail, it soon becomes gentle and winds along the hillside. You could see some of the remnants of military stelas at the roadside in the leg. Passing through the path to climb Lion Rock on the left, still go ahead. After cutting through the thick woods, it comes to the pavilion at Kowloon Au.

    Exit and branches:
  1. Before the left path to climb Lion Rock, there is also a path on the left leading down to Sha Tin Pass Estate of Tsz Wan Shan.
  2. If climbing up Lion Rock along the path said above, you could converge the original trail at the pavilion of Kowloon Au. (take around an hour more)
  3. If not going to Beacon Hill, you could take the left downhill path at the pavilion of Kowloon Au that leads to Tin Ma Court at Chuk Yuen Road.

Related route : Lion Rock

Along MacLehost Trail

Along MacLehost Trail

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Tate's Cairn and farther Kowloon Peak

Tate's Cairn and farther Kowloon Peak

Beacon Hill

Head the trail from the pavilion, it follows the ridge towards the west. Going ahead not far and looking back, the cliffy escarpment and the spur of Lion Rock rears up with the mighty aura. It is admirable for the grandeur of the hills. Walking the trail along the rolling hills nestled Kowloon, you could enjoy the jade country seen and the verdant woods, the city hustle and bustle however also accompany below at the same time. Continuing on along the trail, it takes a few steps up to the top of Beacon Hill after crossing Lun Yan Road.

Exit: You could follow Lung Yan Road down to Lung Cheung Road.

The sylvan path

The sylvan path

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Afterward, follow the right path downhill. Along the way, it offers a distance view over Sha Tin and Shing Mun River Channel. The trail will reach Lun Yan Road twice by crossing the road and continuing on along the downhill path at the opposide side. Down to Eagle's Nest Nature Trail, follow it to the right (also available to the left but shorter slightly). It winds through the sylvan terrain. Heading to the junction, take the right path downward then join the concrete road to the right that leads to Tai Po Road.

Lion Rock

Lion Rock

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Summary

Climbing the Kowloon’s peaks very near the city could clean our soul with the aura from the nature that all worries are seem to be forgotten. The resources for developing city, however, are obtained from the nature, we should always respect the nature and live with it peacefully.

Text : Horace

Last Update : 26.02.2016

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