MacLehose Trail (Section 5)Tate's Cairn to Tai Po Road
The MacLehose Trail spreads over many mountains, with its fifth section being the closest to the city and a relatively easier section. You might come across a lot of remains of World War II, such as grounds holes and trenches, some of which could be as deep as one metre. These could well be impressive views to local hikers. Trekking from Gilwell Campsite to Tate’s Cairn, you will reach Reunification Pavilion after crossing the ridge and going along Shatin Pass Road down to the Lion Pavilion in Shatin Pass and Unicorn Ridge. The pavilion, which boasts breath-taking views, commands Kowloon East and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, and even as far as Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island East. You might just as well take a picture there to capture the spectacular scenery. Also worth mentioning is a radar station in Beacon Hill, which overlooks Kowloon to the south and Shatin to the north, with the view stretching to the horizon.
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.