Lo Fu Tau Country Trail
Country Trail

Trail Summary

Length
3.4 km
Duration
1.25 hours
Region
Lantau
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 3-Star)

Surface (Rating 3-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

Literally translated as ‘Get rid of fleas on a tiger’s head’, the Cantonese saying means to provoke somebody cruel or powerful.  Hikers that opt for Lo Fu Tau Country Trail totally take the bull by the horns despite challenges of getting to the top of the mountain.  Located in Lantau North Country Park, the trail starts at A Po Long, which can be reached by following Pak Ngan Heung or Pak Mong Village for an hour.  After the starting point, the route gets exposed and hikers would need to climb up the slope that is 3 kilometres long.  Therefore, visitors are advised to have themselves properly protected from the sun and hydrated on hot and sunny days, but look on the bright side – scanty vegetation means the path does not fail to stun hikers with broad views.  Groups of huge stones, varying in shapes, can be spotted.  Some look like being cut by tools with sharp edges, and thus gain the name “Sword Testing Stone” among hiking lovers; another group of stones look like a springboard in a swimming pool or a protruding beak and therefore, they are known as “Strange Duck Stone”; another rock, resembling a peach, is called “Peach Stone”.  No wonder some compare this place to Zhuge Liang’s Octagonal Battle Plot.  Beyond these strange looking rocks, the ending point of the path, could be seen along the side facing the sea, overlooking Discovery Bay, Nim Shue Wan, with Peng Chau and Hong Kong Disneyland, which is situated at Chok Ko Wan Tsui, in the distance.  In autumn, the grassland turns gold and the hillside looks even more like the skin of tigers, creating the picture of hikers climbing up the back of a tiger.  Whether hikers want to become “fleas” is of their own choice.


Transportation Information

Start Point
From Pak Ngan Heung: Go to Mui Wo by First Ferry or New Lantao Bus, walk to Pak Ngan Heung, and then go ahead along the Olympic Trail; or
from Pak Mong Village: Take New Lantao Bus at Tung Chung Town Centre and get off at the intersection of Pak Mong Village, Cheung Tung Road, then go ahead along the Olympic Trail.  

End Point
Return to A Po Long from the finishing point, go to Pak Ngan Heung or Pak Mong Village along the Olympic Trail, and then change to other means of transport.

First Ferry
New Lantao Bus routes - 3M and 36

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
https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk/

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.

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