Aberdeen Nature Trail
Nature Trail

Trail Summary

1.2 km
1 hour
Hong Kong Island
Overall Difficulty (1-Star Easy)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 1-Star)

Gradient (Rating 1-Star)

Surface (Rating 1-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (High)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 1-Heart)

The first leg of Aberdeen Nature Trail skirts along Lower Aberdeen Reservoir on a level path. Once privately owned by a papermill, the reservoir was surrendered to the government for modification as part of the Aberdeen Valley Water Scheme and came into use again in 1932. The nature trail overlooks fine vistas of the typhoon shelter in Aberdeen and affords glimpses of a catholic convent built in a blend of Chinese and Italian architectural styles, as well as the rich diversity of flora and fauna, including Sasagrass, an ingredient of 24 Herbs, Chinese Cane, which is used to wrap sticky rice dumplings, and Black Kite soaring overhead. Near the end of the trail there is an old-style rain gauge, a declared monument of Upper Aberdeen Reservoir, which is certainly not to be missed.

Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Hoy Au Lau Yue Kwong Chuen" bus stop and walk up the Aberdeen Reservoir road for 10 minutes to reach the entrance of Aberdeen Country Park. Then walk along the path on the right hand side for 5 minutues to reach the start point of the trail.

Citybus routes - 7, 70P, 76, 95 amd 971
Green Minibus routes - 4A, 4B, 4C, 4S and 52
Minibus - Aberdeen to Shek Pai Wan


End Point

The finishing point is located at the main dam of the Aberdeen Upper Reservoir. Visitors can walk along the Aberdeen Reservoir Road for 30 minutes to "Hoy Au Lau Yue Kwong Chuen" bus stop.

Citybus routes - 7, 70P, 76, 95 and 971
Green Minibus routes - 4A, 4B, 4C, 4S and 52
Minibus - Aberdeen to Shek Pai Wan

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 #Aberdeen Lower Reservoir  
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