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Dragon's Back

Dragon's Back



Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

Easy, Moderate

What you'll do and see

One of Hong Kong's most popular hikes

The last leg of the Hong Kong Trail, the most popular and well-known hiking route in Hong Kong is without a doubt the Dragon’s Back. This stunning hiking route promises incredible views of mountains, ocean and beach, and is not too challenging for even a novice hiker. From Shek O Road, students will first walk through a shaded path onto the Hong Kong Trail. The group will hike up to the Shek O Peninsula Viewing Point and enjoy the uninterrupted vista, overlooking Shek O Beach on the foot of the hill, and the two isles off Shek O Peninsula. The group will stay on the rolling ridge to trace the “dragon” while they climb uphill and stop at the Dragon's Back Hike Viewing Point for a great view of the Tai Tam Bay west of Shek O Peninsula.

On a clear day, even Lamma Island, to the southwest of Hong Kong Island is visible from the deck. Once over the ridge, the group will arrive at Pottinger Gap. Here they get a view of Chai Wan’s urban high-rises against a forested landscape. After passing a pavilion, the group will begin a sharp descent into Big Wave Bay, where they will be greeted by shimmering white waves against the clear blue sky.

At Big Wave Bay, students will enjoy a late packed lunch and a fun-filled afternoon or team-based challenges on the beach. The bus will pick students up at 3.30pm to return to DC.


Depart DC on a private bus at 8.45 am 

Arrive at Shek O Road at approx 10.00 am 

• Start Dragon’s back trail hike.  

• Packed lunch at Big Wave Bay at approx 13.00 pm 

• An afternoon of team-based challenges at the beach.  

Private bus leaves Big Wave Bay at 2.30pm • Coach returns to school between 3.30 - 4.00 pm (traffic dependant)

What to Bring

  • Sportswear (Breathable t-shirt and shorts) 

  • Trail shoes / comfortable sports shoes (not thin-soled shoes) 

  • Good quality cotton socks to avoid blisters 

  • Light backpack 

  • Plenty of water (~1.5L bottle) which can be refilled)

  • Sunscreen 

  • Hat  

  • Packed lunch and snacks 

  • Optional extra change of clothes and socks

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