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MacLehose Trail

Sai Kung District, New Territories East, Hong Kong, China
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MacLehose Trail is a 100-kilometer trail winding through beautiful countryside of the New Territories. There are 10 sections of varying degrees of difficulty, with hike times ranging from 1.5 hours to five hours.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Sai Kung District, New Territories East, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail requires stamina, good shoes and clothing and drinking water, lot's of it. The initial part is approximately 6 km of stairs and path, followed by 1 km of fairly flat lands and end with a rather steep ending of 4 km downwards. Most...More

Thank G_Stockholm
Reviewed 2 March 2017

MacLehose trail was the first trail under a personal name to favor the late Lord MacLehose who was the 25th Governor of HK (the name before 1st July 1997). The trail have 10 sectors with different degree of difficulties. The most difficult is the 4th...More

Thank Wilfred P
Reviewed 1 March 2017

MacLehose Trail is famous to hiking lovers. No matter no1, or to 10. You can satisfy your physical and spirit. What you should care maybe there is no restroom available in most cases. Of course no snacks selling. Help yourself. BYOFood and drink loo.

Thank HoHofromHKSars
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We went there on action Asia 50 km trial race, started in Pek Tam Chung and walk all the way thru the trail. I must say some of the sights are really beautiful, can't imagine I am in a busy city like Hong Kong. Be...More

Thank Annie0608
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This hike is great. From the moment we started there were just amazing views. I think it took us around 2.5 to 3. It was tough on the uphill sections but easy enough for semi experienced hikers. We got down to Sai Wan beach, had...More

Thank Mrs_Fer
Reviewed 7 February 2017

After reading an inspiring article from Lonely planet (Dragon’s back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong) we were inspired to try some of the hikes in Hong Kong. We did section 5 of the Maclehose Trail. The trail is very interesting, often passing through...More

1  Thank ultimatedotvoyage
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We completed parts 1 & 2 of this hike, and it is definitely something we'll do again. We did part 1 and half of part 2 the first day, camped out at the beach and finished section two the next day. It was awesome being...More

Thank Shepps63
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This MacLehose Trail is named after one of the British governor Sir MacLehose back in the colonial era. It is 100km long, runs from East to West, and is split into 10 sections. Each section has its own unique view. If you are a nature...More

2  Thank Viv Y
Reviewed 24 December 2016

East - west, 100 km across the New Territories. Up and down hills, Splendid views. Really energetic, but it can be done in any number of the 10 stages. Two is enough for a weekend hike !

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I found about this trail through one of my acquaintances from the mainland. I'm glad she suggested this to me because I went with my friend and we were in awe. We only did part 1 and part of 2 to see Long Ke beach....More

Thank Asia M
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Is december a good time to hike?? High Island Reservoir East Dam to Sai Wan Pavilion
7 September 2016|
Response from 15yearsAgo | Reviewed this property |
I hiked in June, but did visit most of the islands and did the hikes on the islands. It's ok.