MacLehose Trail

Map

Elevation Profile

Stage 4
Kei Ling Ha - Tai Lo Shan
12,7 km (10 km) - 5 hours (3 hours) - Level of difficulty: difficult (moderate)
Ascent: 796 m (458 m) (375 m) - Descent: 717 m (610 m) (777 m) - Highest Point: 553 m

 

From Sai Kung:
After arriving at O Tau New Village bus stop, turn right at Sai Sha Rd. and walk for about 200 metres. There is a sign on your left-hand side showing the entrance of MacLehose Trail 4.

From Wu Kai Sha:
After arriving at Shui Long Wo bus stop, turn right at Sai Sha Rd., cross the street and walk for about 250 metres. There is a sign on your right-hand side showing the entrance of MacLehose Trail 4.

The trail starts with a steep ascent of almost two hours in which you have to climb several steps. Ma On Shan is always within eyeshot, but you will never ascend Hong Kong's second highest mountain. For another hour the path leads straight ahead until Buffalo Pass comes in sight. The ascent takes about 30 minutes. Further ahead and a last short ascent to One More Rise. The stage ends at Tate's Pass. From there Fei Ngo Shan Road leads downhill to Clearwater Bay Road. It is another one-hour walk.
Although the climbs are strenuous the hike includes dramatic mountain scenery. There are fantastic views over Sai Kung and Shatin.
Paragliding and rock climbing is very popular in Ma On Shan Country Park.

In order to avoid the long walk to Clearwater Bay Road, here are two alternatives:

  1. Turn left at Ngong Ping picnic area and walk on Ma On Shan Country Trail to Tai Shui Tseng. From there downhill along Pak Kong Au Road to Po Lo Che bus stop.

  2. Reverse direction: Start at Gilwell Camp Site, Fei Ngo Shan Road, and finish in Kei Ling Ha. But be aware that you have to reduce the level of difficulty to moderate.

Allow 1 hours (45 minutes) travel time from Central to the starting point and 45 minutes (1 hour) (1 hours) for your return journey.

Starting Point
Sai Sha Road

Transportation

  • MTR to Mong Kok (Tsuen Wan Line)

  • MTR to Choi Hung, Exit C2 (Kwun Tong Line)

  • Green Mini Bus No.1A to Sai Kung Market

  • KMB Bus No. 299X to Sai Sha Road

or

  • MTR to North Point (Island Line)

  • MTR to Hang Hau (Tseung Kwan O Line)

  • Green Mini Bus No. 101M to Sai Kung Market

  • KMB Bus No. 299X to Sai Sha Road

or

  • MTR to Mong Kok (Tsuen Wan Line)

  • MTR to Kowloon Tong (Kwun Tong Line)

  • MTR to Shatin (East Rail Line)

  • KMB Bus No. 299X to Sai Sha Road

Starting Point
Gilwell Camp Site, Fei Ngo Shan Road

Transportation

  • MTR to Mong Kok (Tsuen Wan Line)

  • MTR to Choi Hung, Exit A (Kwun Tong Line)

  • Taxi to Gilwell Camp Site, Fei Ngo Shan Road

Finishing Point
Clearwater Bay Road

Transportation

  • Taxi to Choi Hung MTR Station

  • MTR to Mong Kok (Kwun Tong Line)

  • MTR to Central (Tsuen Wan Line)

Finishing Point
Po Lo Che

Transportation    

  • Green Mini Bus No.3 to Sai Kung Market

  • Green Mini Bus No.1A to Choi Hung MTR Station

  • MTR to Mong Kok (Kwun Tong Line)

  • MTR to Central (Tsuen Wan Line)

or

  • Green Mini Bus No.3 to Sai Kung Market

  • Green Mini Bus No. 101M to Hang Hau

  • MTR to North Point (Tseung Kwan O Line)

  • MTR to Central (Island Line)

Finishing Point
Sai Sha Road

Transportation    

  • KMB Bus No. 299X or 99 to Sai Kung Market

  • Green Mini Bus No.1A to Choi Hung MTR Station

  • MTR to Mong Kok (Kwun Tong Line)

  • MTR to Central (Tsuen Wan Line)

or

  • KMB Bus No. 299X or 99 to Sai Kung Market

  • Green Mini Bus No. 101M to Hang Hau

  • MTR to North Point (Tseung Kwan O Line)

  • MTR to Central (Island Line)

or

  • KMB Bus No. 299X to Shatin

  • MTR to Kowloon Tong (East Rail Line)

  • MTR to Mong Kok (Kwun Tong Line)

  • MTR to Central (Tsuen Wan Line)

Ma On Shan Country Park: 2640 2310