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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hong Kong trail Section 8: Dragon's back

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Appreciation: 8.5/10 for the first kilometer, the rest is not all that interesting. 

Why it's worth it: 













Duration: 
7.5k
230m elevation gain
Total: 2 hours + 30 min if you walk from Big Wave bay (Tai Long Wan) to Shek-O

Garmin GPS route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/244022876

Difficulty: 
5/10.

Cel phone coverage: Coverage everywhere.

Water needs: 1 liter.

Transportation: MTR to Shau Kei Wan, Exit A3. Take NWFB bus #9 towards Shek-O, stop at To Tei Wan on Shek O Road. Return via same NWFB bus #9 in Shek-O which will bring you back to Shau Kei Wan.

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MTR Shau Kei Wan, Exit A3. The bus terminus is right by the exit.

Take #9

Stop at To Tei Wan on Shek O Road. 
The start of Hong Kong trail Section 8 is right by the bus stop.

From that point, there's really no way to get lost; the path is well signed at every turn (follow the little hikers pictograms).

After about 2 hours, you'll arrive at Tai Long Wan beach. You can walk towards Shek-O or take the red minibus that will get you there. From Shek-O, bus #9 will take you back to Shau Kei Wan.