This hiking route is very close to the city. The walk is about one hour, a leisurely walk.
Path: Mt Parker Road (Quarry Bay) – Sir Cecil’s Ride – Braemar Hill Park (near North Point)
Where to start:
Get off at Quarry Bay MTR station and take exit A. Turn right, and you will find yourself walking along the King’s Road towards the direction of Tai Koo Shing, passing the Tong Chong Street and Pan Hoi Street. After about 5 minute’s walk, you will see a flyover, under which there is a road called Mt Parker Road, leading uphill.
The hiking route:
Follow the road going uphill and enjoy the walk, which is part of Tai Tam Country Park (Quarry Bay Extension). About half an hour walk, at the right hand side, there is a signpost pointing to “Sir Cecil’s Ride”. This path is a very pleasant walk, taking in the city view (the harbour and Hong Kong Island and Kowloon), and walking between trees on a mud path. Don’t be surprised that you will come across runners from time to time, as this path is actually a runner’s path.
Where to finish:
After embarking on the Sir Cecil’s Ride for 20-25 minutes, you will see a sign pointing to the direction of “Po Luen Path”. Follow the sign and you will come to a point where you will be directed to Braemar Hill Park. From the Park, you can easily access Fortress Hill or North Point, by walking down the main road or taking a minibus.