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Dragon's Back, Hong Kong

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#1 of 135 in Outdoors in Hong Kong
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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A short ride away from Hong Kong busiest areas, Dragon's Back provides a relaxing hike for visitors wishing to escape the big city for a while. Long but not overly challenging, the undulating trail offers scenic vistas and peaceful natural surroundings. A viewing platform allows you to admire the coastline and spot paragliders. Bring walking shoes, lots of water, and don't forget your swimsuit if you want to take a dip at the well-maintained beach near the trail's end. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Dragon's Back by using our Hong Kong visit website.
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  • Another spectacular hike in HK Not so difficult but you feel the hike It takes around 3 hrs to end from Big Waves Bay Beautiful scenery of Tai Tam, Turtles Cove 
    Another spectacular hike in HK Not so difficult but you feel the hike It takes around 3 hrs to end from Big Waves Bay Beautiful scenery of Tai Tam, Turtles Cove  more »
  • I put this trail on my to-do list after reading Tripadvisor reviews and this was the right decision. A bit apprehensive whether I can do it with my suboptimal hiking skills, but it was ok. Rather... 
    I put this trail on my to-do list after reading Tripadvisor reviews and this was the right decision. A bit apprehensive whether I can do it with my suboptimal hiking skills, but it was ok. Rather...  more »
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  • Fairly easy, many flat sections, perfect for families and pets. Some of the rockier climbs and descents were slippery after the morning rain (I went at 3pm). Wasn't as crowded as I had expected, maybe because the weather was on and off rainy. I was able to run many parts of it and finished it in about 1.5 hrs from north to south, starting near the cemetery in Chai Wan. When I reached near summit, I didn't turn right to continue onto the main trail, and instead explored the rocks and cliffs further up. Then I saw on one blog that it's possible to go down the mountain through a rugged path. Sure enough, I saw ribbons that guided you down. It wasn't all easy but nothing too dangerous. Had to traverse through some slippery sections and thick bushes. At the end, you go down some drain steps and ultimate exit via stairs that are closed off to the general public. Super fun way to end the ordinary but scenic first two-thirds of the hike.
  • It’s a relatively easy trail with magnificent views of Shek o beach and a golf course.

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