Perhaps the finest short hike in Hong Kong runs up and along the ridge known as Dragon’s Back, which forms the spine of the southeast headland of Hong Kong Island. Coupled with a visit to the eccentric coastal village of Shek O, this makes for an excellent rural outing, at once near yet far from the city.
Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors
Ridge above the relatively wild east coast of Hong Kong Island, with mix of woodland, open hillside and views of islands and sea making for perhaps the finest short hike in Hong Kong.
Bus 9 from Shau Kei Wan MTR Station, to just after small roundabout at Tai Tam Gap; walk up steps by SHEK O COUNTRY PARK sign, head up, and turn right along Hong Kong Trail.
Dragon's Back articles/photo albums on this site
Big Wave Bay via Dragon's Back covers hike up and along the ridge, and down to Big Wave Bay.
Big Wave Bay is on the relatively wild, east coast of Hong Kong Island, below Dragon's Back.
Whistlestop tour of Hong Kong, focusing on hiking and scenery.