Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail Country Trail
Country Trail

Trail Summary

12.5 km
5.5 hours
West New Territories
Overall Difficulty (4-Star Difficult)

Length (Rating 4-Star)

Duration (Rating 5-Star)

Gradient (Rating 4-Star)

Surface (Rating 3-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

Ancient trails used to be a key route for villagers to communicate and do trade with the outside world in the old days.  Many of them, including Nam Hang Pai Ancient Trail, Kap Lung Ancient Trail, and Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail, lie inside Tai Lam Country Park, which also has the greatest number of country trails.  Linking Yuen Long with Tsuen Wan, Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail has witnessed the time when villagers of Shap Pat Heung transported farm produce to Tsuen Wan Market.  The country trail also passes through the 400-metre Shek Lung Kung, which enjoys a 180-degree panorama of Tsing Yi, Rambler Channel, Ting Kau Bridge, Tsing Ma Bridge, and Lantau Island.  Tsing Ma Bridge, which opened in 1997, stretches for 1.377 kilometres, crossing Ma Wan Channel.  As one of Hong Kong’s architectural landmarks, the bridge was the world’s longest suspension bridge carrying road and rail traffic. The junction of the trail and Section Nine of the MacLehose Trail is Tin Fu Tsai Campsite, which was a resting point for commuters in days gone by.  Further along the shaded path is Kat Hing Bridge, which connects to the Sweet Gum Woods in Tai Tong, the finishing point of the trail.  In winter, the red leaves on the lines of Sweet Gum Woods in Tai Tong make for a great photography spot and give some welcome shade from the sun.

Transportation Information

Start Point
Take bus to Adventist Hospital, Tsuen Wan bus station. Alternatively, take public transport to Castle Peak Road and walk for 20 minutes to Allway Gardens.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 39M, 30, 30X and 39A

End Point

Walk down Tai Tong Road for 30 minutes and take public transport at the Tai Tong bus station.

MTR Bus - K66
Red minibus - Tai Tong to Kolour, Yuen Long

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.