MacLehose Trail (Section 4)Kei Ling Ha to Tate's Cairn
MacLehose Trail

Trail Summary

12.7 km
5 hours
Sai Kung
Overall Difficulty (4-Star Difficult)

Length (Rating 4-Star)

Duration (Rating 5-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 2-Heart)

The fourth section of the MacLehose Trail is another gateway to even more breath-taking scenery, as they say “Perfection knows no limits”. Go through Wong Chuk Yeung Village from Shui Long Wo, and then climb up to the 555-metre high Ma On Shan pass. Although by no means an easy section, it commands Yim Tin Tsai and Kau Sai Chau from a height – the higher you are, the further you can see. Upon arrival in Ngong Ping, what immediately comes into view is a vast plateau. When you reach the mountainside of Buffalo Hill, you might even see Machilus trees whose leaves slowly turn red, all over the mountain in spring. The fourth section does not end until you reach Gilwell Campsite after trekking west from Buffalo Hill. Gilwell Campsite is an exclusive and important base of the Scout Association of Hong Kong, concomitantly located in front of it is the well-known “The Great Wall of the MacLehose Trail”. With large stones lying on much of the ground, walking on it is like hiking the Great Wall of China. Conquering the fourth section of the MacLehose Trail is something to take pride in.

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Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Shui Long Wo" bus stop.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route - 99, 99R and 299X (99R only runs on Sundays & Public Holidays)

End Point
Walk along Fei Ngo Shan Road and turn to Clear Water Bay Road for a 45-minute walk to "Anderson Road" bus stop.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route -  91, 91M, 92 and 96R (96R only runs on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Green minibus route - 73

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.