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Hitting the hills: Exploring the natural beauty of Hong Kong’s famous trails

Hitting the hills: Exploring the natural beauty of Hong Kong’s famous trails



Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

Moderate, Difficult

What you'll do and see

Relish in the peace and quiet and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the many scenic trails across Hong Kong. The region is known for many things, including its iconic skyline and rich cultural heritage, but it’s also known for its world class trails and stunning natural beauty. So, whether you’re a hiking novice, an experienced mountaineer, or anything in between, this activity has much to offer.

  • Students choose their challenge level

  • Beginner hikes are gently undulating with low elevation, requiring moderate cardiovascular fitness.

  • Intermediate hikes include higher elevations and longer distances (12-15km), requiring good cardiovascular fitness.

  • Advanced hikes include high elevations on steeper trails over long distances (15-20km), requiring excellent cardiovascular fitness levels)

  • The group co-constructs the itinerary based on an agreed location and trail (e.g. Wilson, HK, Maclehose) that is appropriately challenging for the group.

  • Leading up to the activity, students will participate in some advance preparation hikes, to ensure they are well prepared to be successful.


  • 8:25 am Meet in Room for trip briefing and attendance check. 

  • 8:30 am Head out to the bus and head to Sai Kung (Pak Tam visitors centre) 

  • 9:50 am Bathroom reminders. Trail reminders. Start Section 2 of the Maclehose Trail. One teacher at the front and one teacher at the back at all times and walk as one group. If it becomes clear that there is a fast group and a slow group we could split into two groups. 

  • 12:30 pm Lunch at Ham Tin Beach 

  • 3:30 pm - Bus pick up at Tam Chung (same place as drop off) (Call bus driver if there is any change to this)

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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