Hong Kong Trail (Section 1)The Peak to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road
Hong Kong Trail
The bird’s eye view of Victoria Harbour from Victoria Peak is unquestionably Hong Kong’s most iconic view. Apart from the pavilion scene often featured on postcards, an even more sweeping vista is offered at the start point of the Hong Kong Trail, Lugard Road. Built between 1913 and 1914 with some narrow, cliff-side paths called plank roads, the hundred-year-old trail is named after the 14th Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Frederick Lugard. Not only is it a great spot to admire sunset and night views, it is also where you can witness the extraordinary scene of our city enveloped in mist in spring. The Peak Trail is surrounded by lush forestry and moss-covered rocks, dotted with a variety of flora species throughout the year – between April and May pink flowers of the Lance-leaved Sterculia, come into bloom; from July to October white flowers of the Turn-in-the-wind, embellish the trail. Together with antique stone benches and streetlights, it exudes an air of ancient elegance. Continue on to Harlech Road, which is to the southwest of Victoria Peak, and then stroll along the shaded tree-lined trail at Pok Fu Lam Reservoir. It will instantly connect you from the bustling financial centre to a rural idyll on the western part of Hong Kong Island, which is yet another way to tell the stories of Hong Kong.