Lin Ma Hang Country Trail
Country Trail

Trail Summary

2.6 km
1.5 hours
North New Territories
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 4-Star)

Surface (Rating 4-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 5-Heart)

The Lin Ma Hang Country Trail showcases the rich cultural heritage and diverse landscapes of the Robin’s Nest Country Park.

Starting from Lin Ma Hang Village, a Hakka village with over 300 years of history, the village retains its original charm due to its secluded geographical location. As you ascend along the Lin Ma Hang Country Trail, you can overlook the lush green hills, Fung Shui Woods, and remnants of rice terraces, forming a stark contrast with the bustling city on the other side of the border. At the end of the stairs stands a unique green structure, the MacIntosh Fort (Kong Shan). The MacIntosh Forts are a group of seven observation posts built along the Shenzhen river, playing a crucial role in border defense in the old days. Over time, their historical mission has completed. In 2009, they were designated as Grade II historic buildings still standing tall amidst the hills.

Heading towards Robin’s Nest, the uphill journey is shaded by trees with scenes of birds chirping and flowers blooming. Soon you reach the end point of this trail, the Robin’s Nest, where you can enjoy the scenery of mountains and sea. You can also take a closer look to admire the unique landscape of Robin’s Nest, with the southern slope covered by upland grassland, and the secondary woodland on the northern slope connecting to the Shenzhen Wutong Mountain Scenic Area . The Red Azalea and Chinese Grassbird are among the many plant and animal species of high conservation value in Robin’s Nest Country Park and become the logo of this country park.

Transportation Information

Start Point

Take minibus at Sheung Shui Station and get off at Lin Ma Hang Road before the Frontier Closed Area. Walk along the connecting path for 20mins to arrive at the Lin Ma Hang Village.

Green Minibus route–59K (Please take the one towards Lin Ma Hang at Sheung Shui MTR Station)

Please note a section of Lin Ma Hang Road near Lin Ma Hang Village is within the Frontier Closed Area (FCA). Visitors to/from Lin Ma Hang Village who wish to take minibus route 59K are required to possess a valid Frontier Closed Area Permit, or they have to get on or off before the FCA and use the connecting path to hike to Lin Ma Hang Village. Hikers should take note of the waymarks onsite. Please refer to the website of the Hong Kong Police Force for information on access to FCA.

End Point

Return to start point for leaving (2.6km, 1.5hr), or continue to the Robin’s Nest Country Trail and arrive at Shan Tsui (~5.3km, ~2.5 hours hike), then take public transport at Tam Shui Hang Station.

Transport at Tam Shui Hang Station

Green Minibus route - 55K

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route – 78K

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.

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