This trail is hard – mind you. As the trail name suggests, it used to be the trail linking Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long. It takes me about 4 hours to complete the trail from Tsuen Wan to Sham Tseng, an exit on the way. If you want to walk the whole ancient trail, it will take even longer.
I wouldn’t say the scenery along the trail is breathtaking, but it surely is a wonderful hike testing your stamina and allowing you to take in some gorgeous mountain views and bird’s eye view overlooking Tsuen Wan. As part of the uphill road has no shade, it is advisable not to tread this trail when it is really hot.
How to get there:
Get off at Tsuen Wan MTR station, exit A4. Walk through the covered corridor leading to Discovery Park residential complex, all the way to Castle Peak Road. Carry forward and pass by Tsuen Tak Garden, and you will see Adventist Hospital in front. Opposite the hospital you can find a staircase with a sign indicating it is the Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail. The starting part is hard, as it is up and up and up. But once it is over, you will have pleasant walks ahead.
You can go to Sham Tseng, which is famous for roasted goose, on the way, instead of Yueng Long, the destination of the trail. If you go to Sham Tseng, where you finish the hike is exactly where one of the famous restaurants offering roasted goose is – Chan Kee Roasted Goose.