Tai Tam Country Trail
Country Trail

Trail Summary

Length
5.2 km
Duration
2.5 hours
Region
Hong Kong Island
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 3-Star)

Gradient (Rating 3-Star)

Surface (Rating 4-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

Not only does Tai Tam Country Trail offer a getaway from the hustle and bustle, but also a glimpse of the historic waterworks structures in Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park, which was converted from Wong Nai Chung Reservoir constructed in 1899. The park has preserved three declared monuments, including the masonry dam, the valve house and the weir. The trail follows the stone steps on the left of the catchwater and leads up to Violet Hill, which looks out on coastal views over Brick Hill and Lamma Island, as well as the cityscape of Central, Wan Chai, and Hong Kong Parkview. At Chinese New Year, the peak commands an excellent vista of the northern slope dotted with native Chinese New Year Flowers in full bloom. On the way descending to Tai Tam Reservoir Road, you can even admire the thumb-sized Chinese New Year Flowers at close range, as they hang on the trees like pink bells.


Transportation Information

Start Point
Get off at "Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Wong Nai Chung Gap Road" bus stop. Walk up the stairs beside the Petrol Station to Tai Tam Reservoir Road. Walk uphill along the road for about 5 minutes to the entrance of Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park on the right.

Citybus routes - 6, 41A & 76
New World First Bus (NWFB) routes - 63 (no service on Sundays and public holidays) and 66 (no service on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
Green minibus route - 5

End Point
Walk along the Tai Tam Reservoir Road to the bus or green minibus stop at Wong Nai Chung Gap Road.

Citybus routes - 6, 41A & 76
New World First Bus (NWFB) routes - 63 (no service on Sundays and public holidays) and 66 (no service on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
Green minibus route - 5

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.