Ma Shi Chau Nature Trail
Nature Trail Geo Route

Trail Summary

Length
1.5 km
Duration
1 hour
Region
North New Territories
Overall Difficulty (1-Star Easy)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 1-Star)

Gradient (Rating 1-Star)

Surface (Rating 1-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (High)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 1-Heart)

Ma Shi Chau Nature Trail is located in the Ma Shi Chau Special Area, fairly close to Yim Tin Tsai. Formed as a result of the deposition of fine particles that gradually turn into sandspits, a tombolo emerges when the tide is below 1.5 metres, connecting Sam Mun Tsai, Tai Po with Ma Shi Chau through Yim Tin Tsai, leading to the entrance of Ma Shi Chau Nature Trail. Further ahead are siltstone in marbled patterns, as well as the combined landforms of mudstone and siltstone. With the rocks formed over 280 million years ago, there are also other geological wonders, including alternate red sedimentary rocks and celadon green tuff. Not only are these natural wonders breathtaking, they are also intriguing to look at, as some of them are strange-looking.


Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Sam Mun Tsai" bus stop. Then follow the waymark and walk for 30 minutes to reach the start point.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route - 74K
Green Minibus route - 20K
 
End Point
Visitors should walk back to Sam Mun Tsai to take public transport for leaving.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route - 74K
Green Minibus route - 20K
 

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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