Cape D’ Aguilar Easy Trail

Cape D’ Aguilar Easy Trail

The Cape D’Aguilar Trail is an easy walk but the sights are breath taking.

How to get there: Take the MTR to ShauKeiwan and exit at A3.  There’s the bus terminus, take no. 9 bus that goes to Shek O. However you need to alight at the Cape D’Aguilar bus stop. ( Please note on Sundays the number 9 bus doesn’t always stop at Cape D’ Aguilar so check for the sign on the bus).

You need to alight at the bus stop and start walking down the road to your right as you alight.

Duration : 2 hours

Difficulty: 3/10 mostly a straight walk and a very gradual slope

I did this hike with my husband and son in summer one Sunday Evening.

Enjoy the lovely sights as you walk down the road.

We came across huge spiders on the way too from a distance though 🙂

Continue walking straight, past postboxes on your right. Do not take any left turn, just walk straight, till you reach the below pic.

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You cannot enter this part but near this wall there is an opening and you walk along side. Keep going straight and then turn right near the speed bumps and continue walking.

You will come to a junction where one slope will be leading to the Lighthouse and the other to the Marine Reserve.

You can go to the lighthouse first since there’s not much to see.

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A bit of the view from there.

Then you walk down and go towards marine reserve.

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Enjoy the lovely views.

Keep walking towards the Marine reserve and then take a left just before the Marine reserve.

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You will enter a cave.

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Enjoy the sound of the waves lashing at the rocks. It was a wondrous site.

Once you exit this sight, walk towards the Marine reserve, you will get to see the skeletal of a whale.

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You walk back the same way up.

Some beautiful sights.

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Keep walking back to the number 9 bus stop that will take you back to the bus depot in Shaukeiwan.

This is a very easy, enjoyable walk to the Cape D’Aguilar Marine reserve and light house. You can take your kids. It is stroller friendly too. ( Just a small patch where it is a bit rugged, but manageable).

Do try this. Happy hiking.

Lion’s Rock

Lion’s Rock

I always wanted to climb atop Lion’s Rock as I could view a mound of that rock from my residence on Hong Kong Island and finally on Tuesday 9 of us hiked up this trail.

Difficulty: many have rated it 7/10 but I would rate it 8/10 as it is steep but yes we saw tiny tots hiking up too so mostly it depends on stamina and fitness levels.

Duration: 3 hours

How do we get there: we took the train to Wong Tai Sin MTR and exited at exit B3 from there we took a cab to the lions rock country park since it is a 1 hour walk from station to the Shatin Pass Road from where the trail starts. You can also take the mini bus 18M and then walk up 15 minutes to the start of the hiking trail.

And climbing we did it’s steep …yes nothing compares to Lantau but this hike is not for the faint hearted. We hemmed and hawed as we climbed .

But what beautiful sights. It wasn’t the clearest of days being the middle of winter but still amidst the fog there was beauty.

We decided to go up Beacon Hill.

And then again we started climbing more steps 😅

We finally came to a part of the lion rock trail .

This connects to the Maclehose Trail which took us to an elevation of 495 mts.

And we climbed the first bit.

The views were awesome.

We climbed down to reach the peak on the other side.

This looked difficult but wasn’t but yes it is risky. But it gives you an adrenaline rush climbing up that peak.

And here we all are. We enjoyed some hot Indian masala tea atop this peak . What fun!

And then we had to go down the same way 🤪.

We all had to jump down like apes literally. Climbing was similar …not surprised after all we have evolved from them too. 😁.

We then took a turn around the peak instead of going back the same way we came. Adventure got the better of us.

Pretty rocky path downwards.

Lovely views from the top though.

That was the board we came across when we reached a part of the trail. However we walked past it and decided to carryon walking.

Found this shelter on our way and this man sweetly smiled for me.

We came across these remnants of the war on our way down too.

And again we climbed till we reached Beacon hill viewing point.

Finally we came to this part which stated that this was Maclehose stage 5 war relic part.

We continued down the concrete path after the beaten track down Lung Yan Road.

We came across some monkeys along the way .

And a little ahead we found a mobile toilet.

Fishtanks were seen while we walked down the road.

Came across this funny guy along the way.

We then took a bus to Wong Tai Sin MTR from the bus stop which was to the right of this sign board.

What a lovely , satisfying feeling it was!!

We covered Lions rock and Beacon hill and would have coveted over 10 kilometres on this trail.

Climbing Lions Rock is not easy . If you’ve not hiked before then please do not start with such a hike.

Carry loads of water and energy bars or fruit with you if you need that boost to climb up . To each his own.

Let’s just say this Lions Rock is for the Lion Hearted 😁.

Happy Hiking!!