Wilson Trail (Section 6) Tai Po Road to Shing Mun Reservoir
Wilson Trail

Trail Summary

Length
5.3 km
Duration
2 hours
Region
Central New Territories
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 2-Star)

Surface (Rating 1-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (High)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

Traversing Kowloon Reservoir and Shing Mun Reservoir, Section 6 of the Wilson Trail offers a stunning spectacle not to be missed, with azure blue water and luxuriant trees complementing each other. As declared monuments, the structures of Kowloon Reservoir, including the main dam, the main dam valve house, and the recorder house, promote the appreciation of the history of Hong Kong’s water supply, part of which sheds light on how “Monkey Hill” got its name. It dates back to the construction of Kowloon Reservoir. It was found that the reservoir was threatened by the growth of a poisonous plant called Poison-nut, whose fruits, if consumed, could be lethal to humans but harmless to macaques, so the macaques were introduced to ensure the safety of fresh water. Since then, troops of macaques have lived together in harmony along the way from Tai Po Road to Shing Mun Reservoir. As a token of our gratitude to these guards, remember not to feed or intimidate them – this will keep the peace in the area.


Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Kowloon Reservoir" bus stop and the start point is next to the bus stop.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 72 and 81

End Point
Take the Green Minibus route no. 82 at Pineapple Dam of Shing Mun Reservoir to Tsuen Wan, or continue the walk for 20 minutes to "Ho Fung College" Bus Stop at Wo Yi Hop Road and take public transport to leave.

KMB - 32, 36, 40X, 46P, 46X, 47X, 48X, 73X, 278X, N36, 40P, 46P, 47A, 234C, 273C, 273P, 278P
Green Minibus - 94, 312, 403, 403A, 403X, 94S (94S only runs on Sundays and public holidays)

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

Hong Kong eTransport web page
https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk/

Route Map

The below map showing the route and the scenic spots along the hiking trail.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.

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