Lion Rock Hill is a mountain located between Kowloon Tong and Tai Wan of the New Territories in Hong Kong
If you want to have one of the best views of Hong Kong island, can’t miss to hike this mountain despite its slight difficulty
HOW TO GET THERE
Take the metro to Won Tai Sin metro station and then take the exit B. From there, you can start the trail towards Sha Tin Pass Rd until reaching to Lion’s Pavilion. From there the hike will start.
The trail will take around 4-5 hours, depending of the way you are taking. During my experience, I joined to a hiking group with a friend since it was my first time in this area. As I per remember, our way was really tough. There are many different trails to choose, so the estimation will rely on the trail you choose and your rate. A good rate with some moments to breath and take photos, will take around 4-5 hours.
Whether you are thinking to hike through the hardest way, I’d recommend you a good pair of shoes with a good traction, long pants and t shirts to avoid scratches, a lot of water and sun block
During the hike, we faced few troubles due to some sections were a bit dangerous and the queues slowed down our rate.
Due to these difficulties, there are attached ropes to help you during the climbing. Some rocks were a bit slippery, so these ropes were wisely attached there, and also due to the slope
After suffering some difficulties along the hike, it’s worth the effort and time spent, and you will see the excellent views of Hong Kong.
The summit provides one of the best views ever seen in Hong Kong. Good moment to take some photos!
If you are a hiker and thinking to travel to Hong Kong, I would recommend you Lion’s Rock Hill over other hikes within the city, such as The Peak (if considered hike)
- Location: Lion’s Rock Hill @ Won Tai Sin
- Transportation chosen: metro to Won Tai Sin station
- Time spent: 7 hours
- Season: November
- Weather conditions: Sunny
- Score: 9/10