Plover Cove Reservoir Country Trail
Country Trail

Trail Summary

15.5 km
7 hours
North New Territories
Overall Difficulty (5-Star Very Difficult)

Length (Rating 5-Star)

Duration (Rating 5-Star)

Gradient (Rating 3-Star)

Surface (Rating 5-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

Completed in 1968, Plover Cove Reservoir is the second largest reservoir in Hong Kong in terms of the area it covers.  The many undulating slopes and the lack of supplies on this long hiking trail that skirts along the lake make it a test of experience and fitness.  Beginning along the ridge, the trail passes through such peaks as Ma Tau Fung, Chek Ma Tau, and Tai Tung.  The small plateau that links Wang Leng Au with Tai Tung is called Sam Toi Teng, which can lead the less physically-strong hikers to Ha Miu Tin to retrace their steps.  In fact, the ridge offers different sorts of scenery – on one side are the rich greenery of Plover Cove Country Park and the estuary of Sam A Wan; on the other side is the full view of Plover Cove Reservoir.  The latter part commands the view of Tolo Channel and leads to the auxiliary dam and the two-kilometre main dam.  As the world’s first reservoir in the ocean, Plover Cove Reservoir is undoubtedly an era-defining representation of creativity and courage – it is formed by connecting the island with land by the damming sections to dam the inlet, and pumping out the sea water and filling it with fresh water.  Along the way, hikers might be able to spot egrets and herons sitting on the floating solar power system, which is yet another social media check-in spot.

Transportation Information

Start Point
Get off at Wu Kau Tang Minibus Terminus or Bride's Pool Bus Terminus and walk to Wu Kau Tang.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route - 275R (275R only runs on Sunday and public holiday)
Green Minibus route - 20R

End Point
Return to the Tai Mei Tuk bus station

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 75K and 275R (275R only runs on Sunday and public holiday)
Green Minibus route - 20C

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.