Hiking Travel Tips

Hiking in Hong Kong – Dragon’s Back

The Dragon’s Back hiking trail is on the eastern end of Hong Kong island. I recommend this trail because it is pretty easy to walk and the scenery is marvelous. Even the kids can join.

Here are some photos of the scenery along the trail. It was a bit smoggy the day I took the photos. It would look more beautiful if the sky was clearer.

Duration: about 2 hours.

How to get there:

Take MTR to the Shao Kei Wan Station. Head to the bus terminal to take bus No. 9. Get off at the Cape Collision stop, where Tai Tam Gap Correctional Facility is situated. Next to the correctional facility, is a stone staircase leading up to the trail. Follow the trail and the sign “Dragon’s Back” (龍脊), and you will be well on the way.

After about 1 hour’s walk, you will come to the top of the mountain, commanding a beautiful view of the sea and mountain. Going downhill, follow the direction going to the “Shek O Road”. Once you arrive at the Shek O Road, at an area called To Dei Wan (土地灣),  take bus No. 9 in the opposite direction and you will be back to the Shau Kei Wan MTR station.

By Anna

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2 replies on “Hiking in Hong Kong – Dragon’s Back”

Thank you for your precise instructions of that hike! We just did Dragon’s Back yesterday and liked it! – Althogh I downloaded two Hong Kong travel guides on my iPhone and iPad, your site has got the best, most honest and comprehensive info on what to do in Hong Kong! Kind regards, Patrick from Switzerland


Thank you very much for your instructions on getting there – I’m off to Hong Kong today and intend to try and find this walk if I feel the need to get out of the city for some fresh air!


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