Shing Mun Reservoir Walk
Recommended Route

Trail Summary

7.5 km
3.5 hours
Central New Territories
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 3-Star)

Duration (Rating 3-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 4-Heart)

Shing Mun Reservoir Walk is a loop trail that begins at Pineapple Dam. The trip starts from the Visitor Centre, which tells the story of Shing Mun Country Park, and continues to the Butterfly Garden. Planted with nectar species such as Lantana and Retuse-leaved Crotalaria, the Garden attracts various types of butterflies in all seasons, making it an ideal spot for butterfly photography.

Continuing along the trail, admire Waterside Paperbarks that showcases a spectacular sight when flooded in the wet season. In dry season, when the buttress roots expose, the special patterns on the root surface gives an artistic picture.

After half of the Reservoir Walk, another angle of Shing Mun Reservoir could be seen. Overlooking Kawi Chung, Tsing Yi, Tsuen Wan, and even Lantau from the Leisure Deck, or enjoying the scenic beauty of Shing Mun Reservoir with Tai Mo Shan as background at Viewing Point.

There are other highlights near the Reservoir Walk not to be missed – the main dam, the valve house, and the bellmouth overflow, etc. Spend another half hour to visit the War Relics Trail for a lesson on history before ending the hike.

Transportation Information

Take Green Minibus route no. 82 at Shiu Wo Street, Tsuen Wan, to the Pineapple Dam at Shing Mun Reservoir. Spend around 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete the Reservoir Walk around Shing Mun Reservoir and return to Pineapple Dam.

Or take public transport to "Ho Fung College" bus stop. Walk along Shing Mun Road for 15 minutes to reach Pineapple Dam at Shing Mun Reservoir.

KMB - 32, 36, 36R, 40P, 40S, 40X, 46P, 46X, 47A, 47X, 48X, 73P, 73X, N36, 234C, 273C, 273P, 278P, 278X, 936, 936A

Green Minibus - 94, 312, 403, 403A, 403X, 94S (94S only runs on Sundays and public holidays)

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.

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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.