Wilson Trail (Section 1) Stanley Gap Road to Wong Nai Chung Reservoir
Wilson Trail

Trail Summary

4.8 km
3 hours
Hong Kong Island
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 3-Star)

Surface (Rating 4-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

The uphill slopes on the Wilson Trail are too many to count, making it a trail to be reckoned with.  Soon after the first section of the trail starts, hikers have to climb over a thousand stone steps to scale the South Twins, which is 386 metres about sea level, and the North Twins, which is 363 metres above sea level. That being said, no matter how exhausted you are, be prepared to be rewarded with breath-taking scenery from the viewing platform – St Stephen’s Beach, Stanley Main Beach, D’Aguilar Peninsula, Lo Chau and, to the furthest, Po Toi Island.  In spring, you will see Common Melastoma in full bloom; in autumn and winter, the hillsides are studded with Hong Kong Gordonia like the starry sky.  Hiking trails are always fair in the sense that there are both uphill and downhill slopes.  The Twins are followed by a precipitous downhill slope leading to a valley flanked with trees and Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir, before going up again to Violet Hill.  At Chinese New Year, the peak commands the north side of the mountain dotted with Chinese New Year Flowers in full bloom, hanging on the trees like pink bells as large as a thumb.  When you reach the last section that descends to Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park, you can even capture the delicate Chinese New Year Flowers at close range as a takeaway after finishing the first section of the Wilson Trail.

Transportation Information

Start Point 
Take public transport to "Wilson Trail" bus stop and the start point is next to the bus stop.

Citybus routes - 6, 6A, 73 and 260

End Point
Walk along Tai Tam Reservoir Road to Wong Nai Chung Gap and take public transport.

Citybus routes - A17, 1M, 6, 41A, 63, 66 and 76
Green Minibus route - 5

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.