Kid-friendly hikes in Hong Kong

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Grab a hat, get the family outside and enjoy these walks


The green, green grass of Hong Kong Tap Mun

Hok Tau - Sha Lo Tung - Fung Yuen, Tai Po
Distance: 2.5km
Time: 1 hour
Starting at Hok Tau reservoir, this walk is great for beginners. From the reservoir, follow the track towards the open plains of Sha Lo Tung village. Pick up a bowl of silky tofu fa while you’re there, before heading down towards Tai Po. Make sure you check out Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve on the way.   

Tai Mei Tuk Family Walk, Plover Cove
Distance: 1km
Time: 40 mins
This short walk is great even for toddlers. This trail begins near Bradbury Camp, next to the northern side of Plover Cove reservoir, and is dotted with 12 columns representing the zodiacs, which are fun trying to spot. The circular trail winds around a small hill, providing beautiful views of the reservoir and surrounding mountains.

Tap Mun (Grass Island)

Distance: 6.5km
Time: 3 hours
Catch a ferry to Tap Mun from Wong Shek or Ma Liu Shui to this idyllic grassy island. There’s a gentle trail over the island that takes you through unspoiled fishing villages, loads of grass and past some famous rock formations on the coastline, such as Balanced Rock and the Neck of the Dragon. Wild cattle dot the landscape, making the walk exciting for kids. It’s also a top place to fly a kite.


Tap Mun

Olympic Trail, Lantau
Distance: 7.5km
Time: 2.5 hours
This slightly longer and highly scenic trail over Lantau begins at Pak Mong village, near Tung Chung. It begins with a slow ascent, ultimately providing sweeping views of the airport and Lantau’s lush peaks. The trail descends fairly steeply, and passes by the famous Silvermine Waterfall (a great place for a paddle) before descending into Mui Wo village and the beach at Silvermine Bay. You should all be ready for a good meal and a nap on the ferry after this one. Judd Boaz 

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