Wilson Trail (Section 2)Wong Nai Chung Reservoir to Lam Tin
Wilson Trail

Trail Summary

6.6 km
2.5 hours
Hong Kong Island
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 3-Star)

Gradient (Rating 4-Star)

Surface (Rating 5-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

The hiking trail starts from Hong Kong Parkview and is next to Wong Nai Chung Reservoir, which was built in 1899 and is one of the six reservoirs before the war. You can then amble away from the serenity of the Southern District into the mountains of the Eastern District. We, when in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, may not be aware that the city is surrounded by mountains. Viewing from Jardine’s Lookout, you will see the towering skyscrapers, which have become miniatures, among the mountains, just like the local commuters who hope to squash into the train, Victoria Harbour. After trekking around Mount Butler Quarry, which stopped operation in 1991, you will see several rows of stoves made of red bricks upon arrival at the section which overlaps Quarry Bay Tree Walk. These stoves were built by the British Forces in preparation for a long battle against the enemy troops during WWII, but they did not come into play in the end. These stoves, as did the Osborn monuments at the start point, witnessed the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941.

Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park" bus stop and then walk along Tai Tam Reservoir Road to the start point near Parkview.

Citybus routes - A17, 1M, 6, 41A, 63, 66 and 76
Green Minibus route - 5

End Point
Walk along Kornhill Mansions to Kornhill Road to take public transport.

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.