Devil’s Peak

Devil’s Peak

Tuesdays are easy hike days and so I decided to take my group ‘Hong Kong Hiking Chicks’ to Devil’s peak as it was a new hike for me too.

Devil’s Peak (Chinese: ้ญ”้ฌผๅฑฑ) is the peak besides Lei Yue Mun on New Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area around the peak was garrisoned by the British Army or local pirates to control the passage of Lei Yue Mun, which is an important nautical passage in South China. The remains of a redoubt and batteries are still visible on the peak. ( Source Wikipedia)

How to get there: I took the Island Line ( from Sai Wan Ho) to Quarry Bay and interchanged to the Tseung Kwan O line ( Purple line) and finally exited at Yau Tong MTR exit A1.

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My chicks all set at the MTR.

Duration of hike: 2 hours

Difficulty: 3/10 very historical hike. No climbing as such just a flight of steps at the start.

We crossed from the MTR walking through the escalators of Domain mall and continued walking towards Ko Chiu Road. We passed the Chinese Permanent Cemetery sign and kept walking up the road.

The road is sloped and that’s the only killer on this hike.

We could see the East side of the Island as we walked up the slope.

We passed this sitting area with the yellow banner and kept walking till we came to a sign stating Wilson trail . We crossed the road and climbed up the flight of steps.

We followed the Devil’s Peak sign.

We stopped at the first fortifications of Devil’s Peak.

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A tiny temple in the ruins.

Loads of secret hiding places. ๐Ÿ™‚

Wouldn’t want to see this at night.

Lovely sights of the island from the fortifications and the deep blue sea.

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God is everywhere!

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An Ant/ bee hive.

Passed this fascinating plant.. the picture doesn’t do justice.

We continued up the slope towards Devil’s peak.

The view got even better. I could spot my complex on the other side.

A short climb but totally worth it.

The ladies were excited, clicking pics, posing, taking in the lovely sights and history of this peak.

More fortifications.

We all were intrigued by these structures.

The gunners would shoot out from these small windows which were sloped to protect them from the enemy.

The scenery was lovely.

What a view!!

This was a maze indeed.

And down we went.

We followed the path and came across the Chinese cemetery.

We continued walking towards the Yau Tong route so that we could take the MTR back home.

We followed the arrow and came to distance post 023.

We took the way down as suggested by arrow.

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Found these cute dolls.

We walked towards the MTR following the signs.

Finally we reached the MTR and posed near these lovely ceramic family.

And yes we posed with this family. What a lovely end to the Tuesday hike.

Devil’s peak is a must do with kids if they are interested in World War history.

I surely enjoyed this hike, going back in time.

Do try this hike people. You will enjoy it.

Happy hiking and Kung Hei fat Choi!

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Quarry Bay Tree Walk

Quarry Bay Tree Walk

Decided to start the week with a short hike and so took my pup Dougie and we walked up Mount Parker at Quarry Bay to the Quarry Bay tree walk.

How to get there: take the MTR to Quarry Bay exit at A.

Go toward the Mount Parker Green Trail.

Duration: 1.5 hours at a relaxed pace with a dog

Difficulty: 2/10 only the mount Parker slope is a pain. The tree walk is lovely.

Saw a quaint little altar on the way up Mount Parker.

We climbed up slowly, with Dougie taking a sniff here and a sniff there.

I felt I was on a run as Dougie pulled me whenever he saw a leaf ruffling in the wind.

We passed the Woodside but couldn’t enter as as usual dogs not allowed so we carried on , on our way.

Finally we came to the entrance of the Quarry Bay tree walk.

Down we went. You know there’s loads of World War II remnants on this trail too.

Stores were set up by the Hong Kongers for food supplies during the Japanese invasion. Passed one Such dilapidated Store on the way where a tree is now growing through it.

We continued walking and found stoves used during the war.

A detailed board is set up giving details of the war and the remnants.

We carried on from there towards Kornhill.

We came across another set of stoves as we climbed down the steps.

We passed by a nice resting area. Sadly a man was on his phone rather than enjoying nature…. well I was clicking pics ๐Ÿ˜

We walked down and decided to take a peek at the waterfall which is very close to the bridge that we crossed.

We went right held the or at least I held the rope , Dougie just jumped down and walked straight.

We came to this lovely waterfall … nothing compared to the Nam Cheung one but yes it was quaint and sweet.

A short video on this , however there is a lot of garbage around and sadly some come to wash their clothes.

Dougie enjoyed the water.

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We then carried on back the same way to the Barbecue site very close to where we jumped down. We spotted an umbrella under a rock… left it there ๐Ÿ˜

We continued towards Kornhill.

Spotted some sort of toilets on the way in case of emergency ๐Ÿ˜

We continued down towards Kornhill and then Greig Road .

Saw a jackfruit and some lovely flowers in bloom.

Walked down straight to Greig Road and headed home.

Those who have to take the MTR you will end up near Taikoo MTR exit B.

This is the map of the trail that I got from my Apple Watch.

This is a lovely trail that you can do with your kids. They’ll enjoy this shaded path with greenery and also a bit of history.

Enjoy and be safe.