2 hours (7 km)
Appreciation: 7/10. There are not a lot of viewpoints but the ones that are there are unusual. And the trail itself is easily accessible, short, and mostly shaded. So that's a nice and easy summer trail for a Saturday morning, or, right at sunset, the main view would be quite spectacular.
Cel phone coverage: Everywhere
Water needs: 1 liter
Transportation: Take minibus 24M from Admiralty MTR exit A, get off at the terminus at the Mount Butler Estate. Return via Taikoo MTR.
Why it's worth it:
|Admiralty MTR station, exit A|
|The minibus stop is right off the exit, on your left. 24M. Ride should be about 15 minutes|
|You will be dropped off here at the terminus. Get out of the estate and head right on Mount Butler Road.|
|About 200m on Mt Buttler road, you'll be heading left at the junction. Still on Mt Buttler Road|
|Mount Buttler Road sort of merges into Sir Cecil's Ride. Go straight|
|After about 500m on Sir Cecil's ride, there will be a path on the left, just before the road curves on the right. There's a little sign with Chinese lettering. Take that path on the left.|
|Vistas will open up on your left|
Nice view. Would be even nicer on a clear day, or night.
Unfortunately, lots of morons left their rubbish there
|Follow Dan's directions, he knows his stuff! (Yeah right...)|
Then, pretty straightforward, just keep going on
Sir Cecil's trail
|Follow the map instructions, you'll eventually merge into the Quarry Bay Jogging Trail|
Then follow your lovely hosts Dan and May's directions towards Mount Parker's Road.
|Straight thru at the shrine, don't go right|