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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • 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 16 August 2017 via mobile

Hey everyone! Hearing about the beautiful beaches that the maclehose trail has to offer - we decided to go to Ham Tin beach south out doing the whole trail and we really recommend that! Instead of walking 24 km, you can take the green minibus...More

1  Thank nimrodr89
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Started walking form the bus stop near the visitors' information centre. The staff at the visitors centre is very helpful. He even provided the phone number to call a taxi if I needed one. The hike is a road leading to the East dam, not...More

Thank MTLam
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I did not do my research properly, I thought part I was a proper bush walk but it's all about walking on concrete...not very nature oriented. The landscape is very nice and there are a few good spots for photos along the way but 10km...More

Thank Renan B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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 3 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 2 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 21 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
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2 August 2017|
Response from Renan B | Reviewed this property |
Hi KaiHG, So I didn't go in April but since the walk is quite long and split in different sections, maybe if you tell people what section you're planning on doing, they'll be able to help. I guess not all the sections are... More
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.