MacLehose Trail (Section 10)Tin Fu Tsai to Tuen Mun
MacLehose Trail

Trail Summary

15.6 km
5 hours
West New Territories
Overall Difficulty (4-Star Difficult)

Length (Rating 5-Star)

Duration (Rating 5-Star)

Gradient (Rating 3-Star)

Surface (Rating 2-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

The last section MacLehose Trail is the lengthiest one, crossing almost half of Tai Lam Country Park and extending to Tuen Mun Town. Kat Hing Bridge is the intersection of streams and was the main access connecting Yuen Long to Tsuen Wan. There used to be seven small crossing bridges, which the residents called “Tsat To Ho”. It was not until 1868 that the people living there pitched in and built Kat Hing Bridge, which was revamped in the 1950s when Tai Lam Chung Reservoir was constructed. In the vicinity of distance post M173, you will walk through a small crossing bridge, where the damselfly, Indochinese Copperwing, can even be seen. Along the north side of Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, constructed in 1957, the reservoir was the first reservoir in Hong Kong after World War II. The 45-metre high main dam crosses Tai Lam Chung Valley and is the largest of the New Territories valley reservoirs. Since the valley where the reservoir is located is a hill belt, many islands were formed after water is stored, hence the green “Thousand-Island Lake of Hong Kong” of today.

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Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Sham Tseng Village" bus stop. From Sham Tseng, walk for about one and a half hour to Tin Fu Tsai via Tsing Fai Tong.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route - 52X, 53, 234A and 234B
Green Minibus route - 96 and 308M

End Point
Walk from Hoh Fuk Tong to nearby Hoh Fuk Tong College Bus Stop, Pui To Light Rail Station or Tuen Mun MTR Station.

 Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 53, 67M, 67X, 261

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.