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Lai Chi Chong Trail

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BradJill wrote a review 18 Jan
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The Lai Chi Chong Trail take hikers through the Sai Kung West Country Park between Pak Sha O and Shui Long O, taking in very nice countryside, a few small villages, viewpoints of the Tolo Channel and the UNESCO Global Geopark area at Lai Chi Chong. You can learn about this trail specifics on the walkonhill.com website. It is around 14 kilometres and takes around 6-7 hours to hike, allow another hour if you want to spend time leisurely at the Lai Chi Chong geosite. The trail starts at the village of Pak Sha O village, which you can reach by way of taxi or mini-bus 7 from Sai Kung village to Hoi Ha village, exiting at the Pak Sha O Youth Hostel stop. From here, the trail makes way westward through countryside until you reach the shores of Lai Chi Chong. At Lai Chi Chong, you will find a roughly 500 metre stretch of coastline lined with a variety of volcaniclastic sedimentary rocks and other colourful sedimentary rock structures that are really beautiful to see. This is one of the designated Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark locations. You can hike through the geosite in 15 minutes or spend quite a bit of time here viewing and enjoying the interesting and colourful geological features. Note: An alternative to starting the hike at Pak Sha O is to take ferry from the Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier at Science Park directly to Lai Chi Chong to begin your hike at the geosite. There are presently 2 daily sailings on weekdays (HK$18) and three on weekends (HK$28) on the Ma Liu Shui to Tap Mun route. Lai Chi Chong is the second stop and the journey is 45 minutes. Do check the ferry schedule online for updated schedule. Note: It is also advisable to check the tide schedule before doing this hike as you will be hiking the coastline at Lai Chi Chong, which could be affected by high tide. In short, it is better to visit during low tide when more of the geological highlights are exposed and available to be seen. At the end of the Lai Chi Chong Geosite, the trail then moves inland and south through untamed countryside, ascending to Kai Ma Tong where you are afforded rewarding views of the sea. In this area, it is best to have hiking trousers and long sleeve shirts as the trail is very narrow and brush quite thick at times. From here you descend down to a trail intersection. There is a slight detour east to She Shek Au where you can view the locally famous Snake Rock. This is a quick 5-10 minute stop. Then reverse back west hiking along streams and a nice valley area all the way to the seaside village of Sham Chong Wan. Here you will pass some old abandoned homes, fish ponds and large open grass field here (good spot for a picnic break). After passing through Sham Chong Wan, the trail then follows mostly paved route along the coast past Yung Shue O. There is a mangrove forest you pass and you will see nice views of the Three Fathoms Cove in route to the end of the trail at Shui Long Wo. From here you catch bus 99 back to Sai Kung or onward towards Sha Tin and other transportation options back into the city.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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