Some hikes are more challenging than others, but all waterfall hikes are worth each smoldering calorie. One of Hong Kong's biggest mysteries is that its international reputation doesn't rest on the abundance of parks and recreation it has to offer its citizens. "Asia's World City" is a dramatic landscape with steep, undeveloped mountains and hills that cut steeply to the coastlines where wild, free-flowing waterfalls cascade down ancient rock-faced hillsides. But which are the best, and how do you get to them?
Some hikes are more challenging than others, but all waterfall hikes are worth each smoldering calorie. One of Hong Kong's biggest mysteries is that its international reputation doesn't rest on the abundance of parks and recreation it has to offer its citizens. "Asia's World City" is a dramatic landscape with steep, undeveloped mountains and hills that cut steeply to the coastlines where wild, free-flowing waterfalls cascade down ancient rock-faced hillsides. But which are the best, and how do you get to them? Read our practical guide to find your flow.
Every time I tested for loose, wet rocks underfoot, I thought about two poles of outcome. First, I will make it, and everything will be fine. Second, I slip, fall into the stream, and roll down fleshy rock-like. If the second, we're fucked as phone reception is sparse. Thankfully, positive thinking landed me in the first scenario most times. A few wobbles here and there but all in a good challenge. Every now and again, a bush would drag its thorny nails across my skin, leaving red single-line tattoos.
Everyone needs to escape sometimes. Nothing could prepare me for this kind of escape. Nature like this does wonders for the brain. Finding truth and solitude in the diversity of Hong Kong's natural landscapes is that token of privilege most urban dwellers rarely ever realize.
From the ferry, make your way through the Discovery Bay Plaza towards Tai Pak Beach, continuing inland to Discovery Bay Road. After a couple of blocks, you'll come across Seabee Lane; the trail starts on the opposite side of Discovery Bay Road, the main road.
Winter in Hong Kong doesn't really exist, which means the months running from December through February are pleasant and mild and ripe for hiking. A challenging trail to do during this time is the hike from Discovery Bay to Mui Wo on the Lo Fu Tau Country Trail on Lantau Island. The trail connects Lantau's two eastern neighborhoods with stunning 360-degree views of the South China Sea and Hong Kong along the way.
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