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Section 1 The Peak to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road Section 5 Wong Nai Chung Gap to Mount Parker Road
Section 2 Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road to Peel Rise Section 6 Mount Parker Road to Tai Tam Road
Section 3 Peel Rise to Wan Chai Gap Section 7 Tai Tam Road to To Tei Wan
Section 4 Wan Chai Gap to Wong Nai Chung Gap Section 8 To Tei Wan to Tai Long Wan
   
Starting Point: Mount Parker
Finishing Point: Tai Tam Road
Length: 4.5 kilometres
Time: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Fairly Difficult
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Introduction:
Hong Kong Trail Section Six travels downhill from Quarry Gap on Mount Parker Road. For most of the way, Section Six runs along restricted vehicular roads that are wide and easy to walk, and the last section is a comfortable and well-shaded woodside path. All in all, it is a route suitable for the whole family. Follows the Mount Parker section of the Island Forest Walk, the trail soon penetrates deep into the woods. The canopies of Machilus spread all the way to the road, overlapping to form a huge parasol to block off the sun. Indeed, this "green tunnel" is so cool you can hardly feel the heat even on a steaming summer day.

During World War II, the local vegetation was badly damaged. As soon as the war came to an end, the Government initiated a large scale reforestation plan. After half a century of natural succession, the vegetation and wildlife of Tai Tam Valley have literally turned a new leaf. The flourishing secondary forests we see today boost a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Along the trail, you can spot two rare flora species: Don Blue Berry (Vaccinium bracteatum chinense) and Scarlet Kadsura (Kadsura coccinea).

Walking uphill along the Mount Parker Road catchment route, you soon arrive at Tai Tam Reservoir. The second facility of its kind built in Hong Kong, it is a water storage system made up of four reservoirs: Tai Tam Upper Reservoir, Tai Tam Byewash Reservoir, Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir and Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir. Beyond the main dam, the trail joins Tai Tam Reservoir Road. Continuing on, you come to the No. 6 and No. 7 Tai Tam Barbecue Areas where a red brick building offers shelter in case of rain. Up ahead, the trail follows a vehicular road and turns right into a forest path near Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir. Carry on for another 20 minutes and you arrive at Tai Tam Road, the end of Hong Kong Trail Section Six.

Transport Access:
To get to the starting point in Quarry Gap, hike up Mount Parker Road in Quarry Bay. The walk takes about 1 hour 15 minutes.

 

For your return journey from Tai Tam Road, take the following transport routes :

NWFB     
14 Grand Promenade - Stanley Fort (Gate) / Ma Hang

Minibus  
16M Chai Wan MTR Station - Stanley / Chung Hom Kok (Ma Hang)
16X Chai Wan MTR Station - Stanley Village

 

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