This morning I decided to burn the weekend calories so went on a short hike from Kornhill near Taikoo and ended at Shaukeiwan Hing Tung estate.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
How to get there: Take the MTR to Taikoo and exit at Exit B. Take a left and walk towards mount Parker. Keep walking till you come to Greigs Road and take left and walk up the sloped road.
Keep walking up the slope and cross the road and you will see white and green buildings on the opposite. Still continue and finally you will come to a sign stating Wilson Trail and quarry bay tree walk.
To your right the trail starts.
You will come across lovely plants, lovely flowers and I also came across a jackfruit tree.
The tai tam country park Quarry bay extension trails starts.
Some details about Quarry bay also given on a notice board.
You will come to an intersection one board stating Tai Fung Au and one board stating Mount Parker. I took the left and went towards Mount parker. ( will cover tai Fung au later)
Keep walking, enjoy the trail.. the lovely fir trees along the way.
As I climbed I saw a small clearing and walked towards it. There I saw over 100 pine cones strewn on the ground. I picked up a few. Do try that part… you will surely find pinecones.
Follow the sign. You will find a rest area ahead.
THIS ROUTE SHOWN IN THE BELOW 9 PICTURES WAS VERY RISKY. SO PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB THIS PART OF THE TRAIL. I HAD TO LITERALLY HOLD ON TO BRANCHES TO PULL MYSELF UP. I GOT ENTANGLED IN CLIMBERS AND HELD A THORNY BRANCH TO MY CHAGRIN. STICK TO THE SIGNS. THIS WAS NOT PART OF THE TRAIL. HOWEVER I LOVED IT. IT WAS SCARY AS I COULD FALL…BUT I MADE IT OUT OF THERE. 🙂
Keep following the Mount parker signboards
You will come across this lovely rock. Climb over it and enjoy the view. Don’t go too close cause it’s a deep drop into the valley of greens.
Keep walking. You will come across a sign stating Mount Parker…if you continue along that path, you will reach the Dinosaur Rock. I took the Hing Tung Estate path which is the start for the Dinosaur Rock trail too.
This is where the trail ends. You can go to Mount Parker via this path too. There are myriad paths that lead to Mount parker.
Walk downwards towards ShaukeiWan sit out area.
Came across this little opening and entered and saw some woodpeckers.
Continue walking down the slope. You will reach a bus stop and if you reach the IKEA pick up point and take the escalators, you will reach the street close to Sai Wan Ho MTR.
This is lovely short hike, quiet and peaceful where you will feel one with nature.
However stick to the signs and do not go off the beaten path which is risky.
Happy Hiking y’all!!