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Tai Mo Shan is the highest hill in HK at 957m, located in middle of New Territories north of Tsuen Wan. At the top in winter, the ground is sometimes frosted.

Tai Mo Shan - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Tai Mo Shan
Distance: 11.0 Km
Duration: 4.5 hours
Diff.:

4.0

Scn.:

4.0

Start: Bus 64K, minibus 25K, get off at Ng Tung Chai

End: Bus 51 to Tsuen Wan

It is quite physically demanding for the steep climbs up and down in a centain extent.

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From Ng Tung Chai to Man Tak Garden

From Ng Tung Chai bus stop, along Lam Kam Road go back a few steps, there is a road to Man Tak Garden on the right at the junction. Follow it up, then turn right at the first junction. Afterward, take the right fork at the second junction. Along the way, Ng Tung Chai village is on your left and the hill of Tai To Yan is towering behind you. Beyond the sylvan path, you could listen the murmur of the brook in the valley. In the quiet and secluded environment, the nature shows the vitality. Passing through the archway, it comes to Man Tak Garden.

Related trail: Ng Tung Chai Waterfall

Lam Kam Road

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Tai Mo Shan

Head the sylvan path from the left of the entry of Man Tak Garden. Beyond a small waterfall, turn right at the junction with a map board. Heading forward could go to Bottom Fall and Main Fall of Ng Tung Chai. Along the trail uphill, it leads up to the junction of Scatter Fall after the steady climb. Take the right fork uphill, along the way, you could look back over Lam Tsuen, Cloudy Hill, Pat Sin Leng and even far to Shenzhen of China as a reward.

A small waterfall

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Further up, the trail becomes tame. At the moment, it seems to be enclosed among the jade screen of the broad slopes. Afterward it comes to the pavilion at the highland. Looking southward far, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island could be seen.

Overlook Lam Tsuen and Pat Sin Leng

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Follow Maclehose Trail to the right along the concrete road up. Looking around at the altitude of 800 metre above, every hill such as Ma On Shan, Pat Sin Leng, Needle Hill and Tai To Yan, seems to become shorter. It is really the highest hill in Hong Kong. After winding along the road, it arrives at the hilltop with some transmitting stations. At the crest of Hong Kong, it offers sublime scenery and full views almost over everywhere from any direction in a clear day. At northwest Kam Tin and Yuen Long, eastern Tai Po, Plover Cove Reservoir and Ma On Shan, southern Kowloon and Hong Kong Island are all within the sight. Afterward, follow the concrete road downhill.

Overlook HK Island, Kowloon and Lion Rock

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Tsuen Kam Au

The road winds with gentle descent. You could overlook Lantau Island and Tsing Ma Bridge in the beginning section. Passing through the gate and the carpark, deviate from the concrete road and take the side path on the right. (It is the new section from M153 to M156 of Maclehose Trail, but you could also follow the road down) Beyond Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre, it leads down to Route Twisk.

The gate and carpark

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Summary

It is impressive for the full views from the hilltop of the highest hill in Hong Kong. At the top looking down, everything seems to become small, but you could see the whole more clearly.

Text : Horace

Last Updated : 26.03.2015

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