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The rocky slope lies at the north hillside of Lantau Peak at 700m. By skirting along the hillside, the unique rocks and gorges such as Helmet Rock could be seen.

North Rocky Slope of Lantau Peak - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Lantau Peak North
Distance: 12.5 Km
Duration: 7.5 hours
Diff.:

4.5

Scn.:

4.5

Start: Bus 23 from Tung Chung, 2 from Mui Wo, get off at the terminal; or Ngong Ping 360

End: Tung Chung MTR Station

North Rocky Slope Path and White Jaw Path are very rugged and steep that require you clambering.

1. At North Rocky Slope Path, you could follow Fung Liu Ridge or Lo Hon Ridge down to Fat Mun Ancient.
2. If not go to Pak Fung Cheng downhill, you could descend to Pak Kung Au along Lantau Trail.

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Wisdom Path

From Ngong Ping Bus Terminal through the archway, the trail starts by following the avenue straight until Ngong Ping Piazza. From the round open area in front of another archway, follow the concrete road (Ngong Ping Fun Walk) on the right which could leads to Wisdom Path. Not far ahead, the trail then joins the right concrete side path. Head to the next junction, it traces the path to the right to Wisdom Path. Through the woods, it comes to the wood archway of Lantau Trail on the right beside the entry of Wisdom Path.

Note: North Rocky Slope Path is quite rugged and steep, you are recommanded to put on gloves for the climb. Moreover, you need to refer the ribbons bound in the trees as guidance for the way along the path.

Turn right at Ngong Ping Piazza

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North Rocky Slope Path

By the left of the wood archway, there is the entry of the uphill path. Follow the side path, it is obvious and ascends along the undulated hillsides until the left knoll. At the junction, the trail follow the right path then enters the section of the grass slope along the ridge that gradually turns steep. Along the way looking up on the right, the escarpment of Inverted Bowl Cliff could be seen. However the sun light behide it makes you difficult to see it clearly, so that it seems to be more mysterious in the mighty aura. Ascending to the junction, it follows North Rocky Slope Path on the left. If head to the right, it will cross Inverted Bowl Stone River and leads up along Phoenix Tail Ridge. Afterward, according to the ribbon marks head the North Rocky Slope Path, it is obvious and leads up through the forest, then winds horizontally through the north slope of Lantau Peak. There are many large rocks in part of the sections. Beyond the forest, it opens up. Overlook to the left, the towering Nei Lak Shan comes to your eyes.

Follow the left path

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Nei Lak Shan

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Further go ahead, it turns gentle. Looking forward, there is a huge rock towering at the hillside which shape is like a triangular pyramid, known as Helmet Rock. It seems to be a helmet decorated with animal's tail for the ancient warriors. Afterward, the trail leads to the rock then passes through the gap behind it. At the time, overlooking to Fung Liu Ridge in the front, there is a rock group piling from the three rocks like a window, known as Small Skylight Rock. Gazing to the right hillside, there is a large concave named Water Dropping Rock and the trail soon leads up to there. As its name, the top of the concave seems to be a canopy and a few of drops are leaking that make the grasses and trees more verdant there.

Ascend stone path

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Continue to go ahead along the trail, it soon comes to the straight slope, around two to three metres height that you could depend on the tree to ascend (even though there was still a rope). After passing through the left junction of Fung Liu Ridge, you could see Lo Hon Tower, a huge rock, is towering in the front. Heading further and looking up to the upper right, a large natural cave could be seen in the hillside known as A Tree Cave. There is a side path on the right as if it were attracting you into the cave. Still along the main path, it then comes to the cross junction beside Lo Hon Tower toward Lo Hon Gap. If climbing to the right along the rocky path, it could push up to the adjacent secondary hilltop of Lantau Peak. To the left, the path could lead to another junction at the front of Lo Hon Tower where could descend to Fat Mun Ancient Path via Lo Hon Ridge if heading to the left, or climb to the top of Lo Hon Tower if heading to the right from the junction.

Exit: After passing through Water Dropping Rock, there are two side paths on the left downhill along Fung Liu Ridge or Lo Hon Ridge respectively, both of which are leading down to Fat Mun Ancient Path.

Note: Climbing up and down Lo Hon Tower is slightly dangerous. Be careful to clamber!

Related route: Lo Hon Tower and North Heaven Gate

The cliff around 2m

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Helmet Rock

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Lo Hon Tower viewing from A Tree Cave

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White Jaw Path

Go ahead along the trail from the cross junction, it descends to the depression of Lo Hon Gap. Along the way, the cliffs in the both sides form the gap. Especially the left straight rocky wall of Lo Hon Tower, its cliffy escarpment is soaring into the sky to show its grandeur. Down to the stone river, follow the wooded path on the right (pay attention to the ribbon marks). When entered the path, you could see a junction at once that it could lead to Heaven Gate Pass if heading to the right toward the 'U' shape of the nick in the rock wall of North Heaven Gate. However, at that time, trace the left path which is just Whith Jaw Path that winds alongside the bottom of the white appeared rocky slope. Moreover, the path is further subdivided into upper path and lower path, but both of the paths finally join Lantau Trail.

Descend Lo Hon Gap

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Head White Jaw Path alongside the bottom of the rocky slope up. Not far ahead, you could look back the glorious full view over Lo Hon Tower like a huge column stretching up to the clouds. Further up, it comes to the junction of upper and lower path with the ribbon marks on the both sides. If turning left down, you will follow White Jaw Lower Path which exit is near L023 of Lantau Trail and South Heaven Gate. At that time, trace White Jaw Upper Path by climbing up the steep rocky slope on the right. It still ascends and then winds along the woods alongside the rocky slopes.

Overlooking back, the horizontal path of Heaven Gate Pass embedded in the opposite rocky wall seems to be floating in the sky over North Heaven Gate. After detouring the hillsides, it then sharply ascends by climbing the rock groups on the right along the hillside. The trail turns gentle gradually after the steep climb. Cutting through the shrubland, it comes to the open weedy grassland on the gentle slopes. Looking up at the moment, the summit of Lantau Peak could be seen ahead in the distance. Gaze to the left, Lantau Trail undulates along the ridge. Afterward, the path leads to the left but become indistinct gradually. You could freely step over the weeds through the slopes until joining Lantau Trail (near L024).

Branch: You could follow White Jaw Upper Path or White Jaw Lower Path alterntively until joining Lantau Trail. At the lower path, however it will climb a straight cliff in around three or four metres height.

Detour the rocky slope

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Look back over Lo Hon Tower and Lo Hon Gap

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Overlook the horizotal Heaven Gate Pass in the rocks

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Pak Fung Cheung

Descend Lantau Trail to the left until L022 of the signpost, then follow the side path on the left beside the signpost. The path is obvious, initially contours the hillsides downhill then turns steep later. After entering the woods, it slightly become gentle. Along the undulated ridge, the path finally leads down until joining Tei Tong Tsai Country Trail. Afterward, follow the country trail to the left, it comes to the concrete road of Fat Mun Ancient Path then head it to the right downhill. Passing through Lo Hon Buddhist Monastery, still go ahead until joining Shek Mun Kap Road. Along it to the right not far, pass through the open space of the carpark on the left to enter the side path. Along the way, it passes some village houses, then joins the broad path. Head it a bit then crosses the bridge on the right over Tung Chung River, and then still trace it until Tung Chung Road.

Finially, follow Tung Chung Road to the left, then cross the river by passing the pedestrian bridge on the left and then trace Yu Tung Road to the right. Along Yu Tung Road, it then comes to the junction of Shun Tung Road beside the fire department. Cross Shun Tung Road through the subway then trace Shun Tung Road until the right junction of Tat Tung Road. Finally, head Tat Tung Road to Tung Chung Railway Station.

Branch: If not trek to Tung Chung via the hills of Pak Fung Cheung, you coud go to Pak Kung Au along Lantau Trail as an end point. (reduce around two hours)

Turn left at L22

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Skylight Ridge and Skylight Gorge

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Summary

There are much sublime scenery, peculiar rocks and unique terrains around Lantau Peak as if it were a paradise for hikers. Along the north hillside, the caves, the uniques rocks, the natural tower and walls all seemed to create a fantastic world which was by chance overlapping the Shangri-La in my heart at the moment. Actually, the utopia is still existing in the horizon?

Text : Horace

Last Update : 07.02.2018

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