Nam Chung Country Trail
Country Trail

Trail Summary

5.5 km
2.5 hours
North New Territories
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 3-Star)

Gradient (Rating 4-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)

Situated close to the north eastern border, Nam Chung does not have precipitous cliffs or dangerous streams, but what it does have among the abandoned fishponds and fields is the nostalgic scenery of rural Hong Kong, with natural landscape of mangroves, freshwater marshes, etc.  Not only does it offer scenic splendours of mountains and water, it is also home to a wealth of wildlife because of the surrounding mangroves, freshwater marshes and fishponds.  In particular, the nearby Sha Tau Kok Hoi has become a paradise for egrets and herons, which can be easily spotted between March and August.  The hiking trail passes through Ping Nam Stream, where different species of dragonflies can be found.  Beyond Kwai Tau Leng, you can find Tan Chuk Hang and San Uk Tsai Village.  The fields, ditches, lotus ponds, orchards, and marshes scattered in Tan Chuk Hang make for wonderful spots to watch butterflies and dragonflies.  Wildlife and a small number of villages enjoy a harmonious coexistence on these freshwater wetlands.

Transportation Information

Start Point
Get off at Nam Chung Road and walk towards Cheng Uk Tsuen for about 15 minutes to reach the entrance, Arch of Nam Chung Country Trail.

Green Minibus route - 56K

End Point

Walk downhill to depart at the entrance of San Uk Tsai Tsuen.

Green Minibus route - 56B

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.