MacLehose Trail (Section 2)Long Ke to Pak Tam Au
MacLehose Trail

Trail Summary

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

Length (Rating 4-Star)

Duration (Rating 5-Star)

Gradient (Rating 3-Star)

Surface (Rating 4-Star)

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  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

MacLehose Trail Section 2 is one of the phenomenally popular hiking trails, and this is the best section for you to feel the beauty of the coast of Hong Kong.  At the start of MacLehose Trail Section 2 is the steep, 314-metre Sai Wan Shan; only after descending from this mountain can you reach Sai Wan beach, otherwise known as “the Maldives of Hong Kong”. With white clouds in the azure sky and crystal-clear seawater, the hike will be well worth it when you reach Sai Wan.  In the stargazing area in Sai Wan, you can even rest and take photographs by day against the benches resembling staves and piano keys.  Moving on from Tai Long Wan will bring you to Ham Tin Wan, Tai Long Au and then Chek Keng.  Chek Keng Village has over 200 years of history and although not many people are living there now, the pier, shingle beaches and mangroves in the village present to you another type of scenery, which will be fondly etched in your memory.

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Transportation Information

Starting Point
Take Green Minibus route no. 9A (only on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays) from Pak Tam Chung bus terminus to High Island Reservoir (East Dam) and walk to Long Ke, or take Residents' Service route NR29 from Sai Kung Town Hall to Sai Wan Pavilion and then walk to Long Ke.

End Point
Take public transport at Pak Tam Au for leaving.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 94 and 96R (96R only runs on Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays)
Green minibus route - 7

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.