Pak Tam Chung to Biu Tsim Kok Hiking Trail
Recommended Route

Trail Summary

11.3 km
3.5 hours
Sai Kung
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 4-Star)

Duration (Rating 4-Star)

Gradient (Rating 2-Star)

Surface (Rating 2-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

The section between Pak Tam Chung and the East Dam at High Island Reservoir, albeit quite long, has a gentle slope and is therefore a somewhat comfortable start to a hike. Commanding the best view in this section is unequivocally the clear and blue High Island Reservoir, which was built in 1979, when some 400 Hakka villages had to move out to make way for the reservoir, whose mammoth scale was therefore self-explanatory. Breath-taking scenery, whether natural or manmade, is seen not only in the mountain but also along the seashore - the wooden footpath in the East Dam of High Island Reservoir, a cofferdam of some 7000 dolosse, s-shaped hexagonal rock columns, Po Pin Chau and the like. As you walk along the High Island Geotrail towards the sea, you can see Po Pin Chau, which looks like a piece of cake. It was once part of Fa Shan, but was cut away from it because of years of wave impact, giving the flank of Po Pin Chau a row of sea stacks that look as if they were cut with a knife with a serrated blade. Don’t miss out on the wooden bridge at the east dam, which allows you to take a close look at the sea cave. Yet what steals the limelight is Biu Tsim Kok, a semi-circular cape on the north side of the East Dam. The hexagonal rock columns surrounding it give the geological landform a picturesque beauty, making it a popular social media check-in spot among hikers. Biu Tsim Kok overlooks the entire East Dam and looks out on Long Ke Wan and Tsang Pang Kok Tsui in the distance. It is also one of the few places that offer an aerial view of the hexagonal rock columns.

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Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to Pak Tam Chung. The start point is after the gate.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 33R, 74R, 94 and 96R (33R, 74R and 96R only run on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Green Minibus routes - 7, 9 and 9A (9A only runs on Saturday, Sundays & Public Holidays)

End Point
Walk back to Tai Mong Tsai Road and take public transport for leaving. On Sundays and public holidays, visitors can take green minibus route 9A from East Dam to Pak Tam Chung.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 94 and 96R (96R only runs on Sundays & Public Holidays)
Green Minibus routes - 7, 9 and 9A (9A only runs on Saturday, Sundays & 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.

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.

Nearby Attraction #Biu Tsim Kok 
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