MacLehose Trail (Section 5)Tate's Cairn to Tai Po Road
MacLehose Trail

Trail Summary

10.6 km
4.5 hours
Central New Territories
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 3-Star)

Duration (Rating 4-Star)

Gradient (Rating 3-Star)

Surface (Rating 4-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

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.

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Transportation Information

Start Point
After alight at "Anderson Road" bus stop, walk along Fei Ngo Shan Road and turn to Clear Water Bay Road for a 45-minute walk to Starting Point

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route -  91, 91M, 92 及 96R (96R only runs on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)

End Point
Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route -  72 and 81

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

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.