High Junk Peak Country Trail

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High Junk Peak Country Trail

High Junk Peak Country Trail
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China146,700 contributions
Nov 2021
This is a 6.3 kilometre north to south trail through the western section of the Clearwater Bay Country Park. It is an easy trail to follow but has challenging sections with steep uphill climbs that require some scrambling. The highlight of the trail is seeing High Junk Peak from the north as you approach. This is one of famous dramatic peaks of Hong Kong.

The trail follows the mountain ridge throughout, affording really nice landscape views to the UNESCO Geopark are of Sai Kung to the north and east as well as Junk Bay, Victoria Harbour (in the distance) as well as the Kowloon and Hong Kong Skylines to the south and west. When sky conditions are favourable, the views are remarkable.

Note: Most hikers start at the north end of the country park and hike south allowing you to see the dramatic side of High Junk Peak. The starting point is on the Clearwater Bay Road at Ng Fai Tin. Most convenient transportation there is to take bus 103M from the Tseung Kwan O MTR (2 minute walk from Exit A1) or bus 91 from the Diamond Hill bus terminus. Otherwise, taxis can get you to Ng Fai Tin drop off point as well.

Note: If short on time, after clearing High Junk Peak, you can shortcut hike back down to Clearwater Bay Road to catch bus out of the country park at Tai O Mun. Several buses stop at the Tai O Mun intersection, providing you a few options out of the country park from here.

Note: If you continue south past High Junk Peak, you will finish the hike at the entrance to the seaside fishing village of Po Toi O which you will see on the final descend down from the ridge. Many stop here for a seafood lunch or quick visit before leaving the country park.

You can also visit the historic Tin Hau Temple at Joss House Bay from the small carpark. This is the oldest known temple in Hong Kong, dating back to 1266. There is also an ancient rock inscription just above the temple, both are declared monuments in Hong Kong and like Po Toi O, are worth the brief detour to see if you have time and energy at the end of your hike.

To exit the country park from Po Toi O, take the Green minibus (route 16 - Po Toi O <> Po Lam MTR Station). It stops at Hang Hau MTR as well. The bus starts in Po Toi O so best to walk down to the village to get in the start of the queue, particularly on weekends and public holidays when higher volume of hikers wrap up their hikes here by late morning to midday.
Written 13 December 2021
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stewart c
143 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
Took green minibus 103 from Tseung Kwan O MTR station, about 20-30 mins to Ng Fai Tin, the start of the country trail, uphill. Following the trail the coastline of Clearwater Bay can be seen, including the golf course. Descended to Clearwater Bay Road after 2 hrs and a bit and took minibus to Hang Hau MTR Station.
Written 6 November 2020
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Peter K
Hong Kong, China91 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I believe this is a trail which can be done solo, with Friends and or Familiy with Children. It’s not really difficult but has quite a bit of stairs and therefore you are going up and down a few times. You don’t really need to go up to the peak, which actually needs some climbing, which is not for everyone. You can start it at two places from Clearwater Bay Road or from the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club and go the other way. You can actually do one hour, two hours or fore hours depending how much time you want to spend or how fit you are. Try to avoid weekends as it can get quite crowded with larger groups. You can also enjoy great views of Victoria Harbour and back to Central as well as the CWB peninsula and the Nine Pins.
Written 22 November 2019
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dIE_wIth_mEmOrIEs_nOt_DrEAms
Hong Kong, China1,677 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Junk peak is located at Tseug Kwan O and can be accessed from various locations like lohas park, tko or clear water bay. My favorite has been from lohas park which is right at backyard where I stay. Junk peak is a comparatively easy trek and can be easily finished in 2 or 3 hrs.
Written 5 January 2019
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Peter K
Hong Kong, China91 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I am know quite familiar with this country trail. It takes you about 3 to 3 1/2 hours depending how fit or fast you are. You can do it with friends and family but children must be probably 5 or 7 years plus unless you want to carry them on your back. Some parts are quit steep and there are a lot of steps. So if you can't walk steps, up or down you will not enjoy it. The trail offers great views back to Central, Victoria harbour, Joss Bay and on the other side the Nine Pins and Sai Kung.
Written 13 September 2017
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SingaporeBms
Singapore, Singapore288 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
This is a lovely alternative (or compliment) to the Dragons back hike in HK. The level of difficulty is harder than Dragons due to the number of stair climb up at various parts of the hike. Do carry plenty of water as you will need it. Travel tip if using the MTR. We were mislead by another website where the writer told us to get off at Hang Hau station (purple line) and then catch the private taxi bus #103 (HK$6.90 cash/less if using transit card). This is incorrect as you will need to walk a long distance to reach the #103 stop. Instead exit at Tseung Kwan O station and go to the bus exchange which is the terminus for #103. From there it is about a 10 minute ride to the start of the trail (Ng Fai Tin)
Written 28 June 2017
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NicolaiK
Aalborg, Denmark87 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
We took bus 91, jumped off at Ng Fai Tin and hiked all the way to the top of High Junk Peak. The route was beautiful, the trail was clean, and the views were awesome. The difficulty is moderate. Afterwards we walked the short trip to Clearwater Bay second beach and enjoyed the sun and resting our legs - a perfect ending to a nice morning.
Written 29 April 2017
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Kkristen70
Singapore, Singapore507 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Magnificent views of Clear Water Bay. Well prepped hiking trails and kept clean. Be sure you are fit before proceeding. Some tough spots to over come on the way.
Written 4 April 2017
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Peter K
Hong Kong, China91 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
This Country Trail is easy to reach and offers some stunning view of Junk Bay and Victoria Harbour on one side and Sai Kung and the Nine Pins on the other side. I do it a couple of times a month. It's great because I can chose to do 1h, 2h or 3h if you do the whole trail. However, you need a good pair of shoes and be prepared to walk stairs up and down. You can start it from both sides.
Written 4 February 2017
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Andrew S
36 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
We live close by and do this walk a lot / gets busy on Sundays and public holidays / the main trail is a well worn and very stable path / venturing off the main trail to take on the peaks is a bit more challenging and requires a good deal more physical prowess so care should be taken. It's dog / kid / grandma friendly and it's very rare to come across a fellow walker that doesn't have a smile on their face.
Written 28 January 2017
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