Tai Tam to Tai Koo (Jardine's Lookout Section)
Recommended Route

Trail Summary

Length
6 km
Duration
3 hours
Region
Hong Kong Island
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 3-Star)

Gradient (Rating 4-Star)

Surface (Rating 4-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 5-Heart)

The route starts at the entrance sign of Wilson Trail and Hong Kong Trail near Parkview. Comparing with the Tai Tam to Tai Koo (Tai Tam Reservoir Section), the Jardine's Lookout Section is hillier and requires higher physical fitness and endurance. In addition to the more open scenery, there are also several historical and war relics along the way. Climb up the stairs from the starting point to Jardine's Lookout, where you can enjoy the bustling scenery of Victoria Harbour and the city. Then descend along the winding path to the col and climb up again to Mount Butler. This section of the trail slowly takes you away from the bustling city into the tranquillity of the countryside. When you reach the highest point of the route, Mount Butler Viewing Point, you can enjoy the stunning view of Tai Tam Reservoir and the coastline of the Southern district which makes you feel refreshed. As the scenery changes, let your mind relax and enjoy the sense of calm that nature brings upon you. After enjoying the view, descend to Quarry Gap where two historic relics deeply connected to the former Taikoo Company Town still exist, as if witnessing the vicissitudes of Mount Parker.


Slowly descending along the tree-shaded Mount Parker Road, a military shelter from the World War II era is quietly standing in a corner. Although the years of war have long passed, some relics could still be found in this area. When you reach the entrance of the Quarry Bay Tree Walk, turn right and follow the trail. There are still several historical sites waiting for you to explore.


Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) produced two videos with the support of Swire Archives, showing Swire’s traces of historic relics in Mount Parker that are deeply connected to the Taikoo Company Town. Check out the videos below to learn more the fascinating stories behind.


Mount Parker – Traces of a Company Town

https://youtu.be/jaA8ROHAekk?si=mlf73_8Rxy_di_L5


The Past & Present of Woodside

https://youtu.be/0FZu2HalT4Y?si=umYdNLltJO4QKIfm



Transportation Information

Start Point

Take public transport to "Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park" bus stop and then walk along Tai Tam Reservoir Road to the start point near Parkview.

Citybus routes - A17, 1M, 6, 41A, 63, 66 and 76

Green Minibus route – 5

End Point

Walk along Greig Road to King’s Road to take public transport.


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.