Kowloon Peak or Fei Ngo Shan 飛鵝山 is a mountain in the northeast of New Kowloon, Hong Kong. The height of the mountain is about 600 meters and it’s situated in Ma On Shan Country Park
The ascent to the summit is pretty easy and the path is rocky with steps. The ascent will take no longer than 2-3 hours, it depends on the rate of ascent, the time needed to take photos along the way and the section chosen.
For this hike I’d recommend to wear shoes with good grip, since the top is rocky and the cliff is not a joke, especially if your hike continues to Suicide Cliff located straight ahead of Kowloon Peak
HOW TO GET THERE
Take the MTR to Choi Hung Station (Kwun Tong Line) exit C1/C2. From Choi Hung Station there is a long way to the starting point of the ascent, so you can grab a taxi to Fei Ngo Shan 飛鵝山, which costs about 35HKD and 10 minutes.
Otherwise you can walk to the starting point that will take about 1 hour. Walk along Clear Water Bay road and then turn to Fei Ngo Shan road
Reached to this point, the ascent starts. There are several indications along the way
From the starting point, the hike will take about 2-3 hours to Kowloon Peak. The section chosen was from Fei Ngo Shan
The beginning and all the way up to the top is mainly rocky with steps amid the vegetation.
During the ascent there will be beautiful views of Sai Kung, Sharp islands…worth to keep looking behind for nice photos while hiking up
Arrived to the heliport area, there are great views of Hong Kong. However, there is a better viewpoint at the end of the hike at Kowloon Peak
Views along the way to the Peak
Finally arrived to the rocky Peak, one of the best panoramic views of Hong Kong in 180°
After taking some photos and resting, I chose the same way back instead of going straight ahead towards the Suicide Cliff due to my tight time. The way back will take about 1 hour + another hour of walking to the MTR.
Hope you enjoy the hike on this Peak! However, Lantau Peak still being the top for me!
- Location: Kowloon Peak at Kowloon, Hong Kong
- Transportation: MTR to Choi Hung Station (Kwun Tong Line) exit C1/C2 + Taxi
- Time spent: 4 hours
- Weather: Sunny with strong winds
- Season: Mid of December
- Score: 8/10