Hong Kong Trail Section Seven begins at Tai Tam Road.
It is a level and easy hike that orbits around
the mid-slopes of Obelisk Hill along paved catchment
footpaths. The only demanding section is the
last approach to Shek O Road. Your hike starts
at the section of Tai Tam Road on the north bank
of Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir. A flight of steps leads
down from the main road to the Tai Tam East catchment.
The catchwater tunnel has quite a long history,
as the inscription "1934" at the top
suggests. In about 10 minutes you come to Obelisk
Hill, marked with a hilltop blank obelisk that
faces an identical token atop Redhill Peninsula.
They are believed to be underwater navigation
markers set up by the British forces during the
Second World War to guide submarines in and out
of Tai Tam Bay.
About fifteen minutes after Marker-post 72, the
vista gradually opens up. There is an unobstructed
view of the Tai Tam Tuk main dam from where you
set off. Further up, a dreamy picture of an inshore
seascape unfolds. Continuing on, the trail arrives
at a high point above Lan Nai Wan. The bay harbours
a dozen or so village houses, and a rather attractive
Lin Hok Taoist Monastery.
Follow the direction post for
the Hong Kong Trail at the trail forks. Not too far away, you can
hear the sound of waves rushing to the shore: To
Tei Wan. To continue
the Hong Kong Trail, you can walk up to the stairs on the left to end point at Shek
To get to the starting point on Tai Tam Road, take
the following transport routes :
14 Grand Promenade - Stanley Fort (Gate) / Ma Hang
16M Chai Wan MTR Station - Stanley / Chung Hom Kok (Ma Hang)
16X Chai Wan MTR Station - Stanley Village