Tai Lam Nature Trail
Nature Trail

Trail Summary

Length
10 km
Duration
4 hours
Region
West New Territories
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 3-Star)

Duration (Rating 4-Star)

Gradient (Rating 2-Star)

Surface (Rating 2-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 4-Heart)

Having the longest span among all other nature trails in the country parks in Hong Kong and featuring many undulating sections, Tai Lam Nature Trail is only suitable for the fit and experienced. The trail introduces the flora and fauna, the cultural history, and the geological landforms in the area. It also offers views of Pak Kung Temple, which was built by villagers in Yuen Long, Kat Hing Bridge, which was constructed in the late 19th century, Rhodoleia, which is a native plant that blossoms in early spring, and Romer’s Tree Frogs, which are about the size of a thumb. Since the suction discs of their digits are underdeveloped, this species seldom climbs trees; they are usually seen on the ground thick with fallen leaves. One of the turns of the footpaths commands the vistas of Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, which is also known as Thousand-island Lake. Before the Second World War, inside the valley there was a village called Tai Lam, which is now submerged by the reservoir. The stream that enters the valley is named Tai Lam Chung. The picturesque setting has become a popular social media check-in spot among hikers.


Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Tai Tong Shan Road". Then walk uphill for about 60 minutes to the start point.

MTR Bus - K66
Minibus routes - KOLOUR, Yuen Long to Tai Tong

End Point
Walk along the vehicular access downhill from Tsing Lung Tau to Castle Peak Road.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 52X and 53
Green Minibus routes - 96 and 96M

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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