Hiking Series: Kowloon Peak 飛鵝山

I haven’t hiked in a really long time, so during a finger injury incident, I decided to hike this with M as it was easy access, and only took 3-4 hours. This hike is a ridge hike along Kowloon Peak to East Peak with 90% sun exposure. Of course the day we hiked it, it was 33c. There is quite some nice breeze at the top though, and areas where the heat just pools together to melt you. Bring lots of water.

Start: 8 Fei Ha Rd 8飛霞路. If you zoom in on Google maps you can see the trail route.

We just grabbed a taxi from Choi Hung Station and told the taxi driver to drop us off near there. just follow Google maps to the start of the trailhead. Bascially you are going into someones driveway, and just before you reach their gate you will find a trail on the right side.

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Follow the trail up the pink ribbons.

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The first part of the trail up to Kowloon peak is quite steep.
No resting until the top of the steep hill
No resting until the top of the steep hill
Here is the marker for Kowloon peak right by the Helipad and radio tower. The view is quite nice over Kowloon and Sai Kung
Here is the marker for Kowloon peak right by the Helipad and radio tower. The view is quite nice over Kowloon and Sai Kung

From Kowloon Peak follow the Ridge to East peak where there is much more people due to the car road.

The hike to East peak is qutie overgrown. But the trail is clear if you keep following the pink ties. Don’t descent all the way down the wooden staircases to Sai Kung.

A little overgrown trail
A little overgrown trail. Parts of the trail, the bushes were taller than me

Now just follow the ridges the the end point near the circle weather observatory sphere. Then you can follow the car road down back to Choi Hung or Diamond Hill. We walked halfway down and managed to flag a taxi home. (the view on the car road down is quite monotomous and boring)

100% sun exposure
100% sun exposure

At East peak, lots of airplane model enthusiasts flying the model planes, quite neat.

Until you reach the top of Kowloon peak, you won't have a spot to rest
Flying their model planes.

Then we went home and took a long nap.

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