Sunday evenings are fun when the husband and I decide to hike and explore new trails. And so we did just that. We hiked up Mount Cameron, a 439 meter peak via Black’s Link.
Difficulty: 7/10 loads of bushwhacking and a bit of climbing.
Duration: approximately 1.5 hours
How to get there: Take the MTR to Wan Chai and exit at A3. Cross the road and walk through the Wan Chai Toy street opposite the road. Take a left and the Wan Chai Gap road is bang opposite the Eric Kayser Boulangerie.
We crossed the road to get onto the Black Link’s trail.
At this point we decided to climb steps and got to see a tiny worship area.
We got down and continued on our way up Black Link’s trail.
Finally we came to a post with directions and turned right. We climbed up the steps immediately to the right.
We climbed up the steps and came up to a rock and started climbing.
We got to see Mount Nicholson which we climbed on Monday 19th October 2020.
We got to see such fantastic views.
We continued climbing up the beaten path.
We came to a pipe and continued over it. Here it was a bit risky and we needed to concentrate as one miss and we would fall off.
We stopped at a rock and got a lovely picture.
We continued on our way. Luckily there were ribbons tied on branches so we knew we were on the right path.
Finally, we reached the top. It was amazing. We got to see Hong Kong in all its glory.
We decided to get back as the sun was about to set and we didn’t want to spend atop Mount Cameron.
We followed a blue ribbon trail but that turned out to be very dangerous as we got stuck in the branches. It wasn’t a nice path so we turned back and followed the path we took up.
We felt it was dangerous as it was getting dark so we got back to the top and took the path down which we used to climb up to Mount Cameron.
TAKE THE SAME PATH DOWN.
We finally came down to the Black Link’s trail. Luckily, we skipped that rock we had to climb in the beginning.
It was getting dark and we had to use our torch. But we got lovely pictures of Hong Kong at night.
We booked an Uber and went home.
You could walk down Wan Chai Gap road or take the number 15 bus from the bus stop on Stubbs Road to take you to Admiralty.
Overall a fantastic hike, though a bit scary as we did it in the evening, got a bit lost but found our way.
This hike is not for beginners and definitely not for big groups. It’s better if done in twos or fours.
Do try this! Happy hiking!