Tai Tong Nature Trail
Nature Trail

Trail Summary

3.2 km
2 hours
West New Territories
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 2-Star)

Surface (Rating 3-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (High)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

It would be no exaggeration to say that Tai Tong Sweet Gum Woods is where the craze for Sweet Gum trees started. In winter, the leaves of Sweet Gum trees turn red and can be seen in the nearby Tai Tong Nature Trail, which is not lined with Sweet Gum trees though. The trail also overlooks Yuen Long Plain, the largest local alluvial plain, and Tin Shui Wai New Town in the north. Across the streams, there are rows of caged stone retaining walls. Constructed with stones enclosed by iron grids, these walls are particularly used in trails in the countryside as they can prevent rain wash and loss of soil, and the crevices are great rooting places for vegetation. The footpath can connect to Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail, which was once a major route for villagers of Shap Pat Heung to transport farm produce to Tsuen Wan Market. The verdant forests we see today were once a borrow area and an infertile land. It was only after years of afforestation work that the area is revitalised. Visitors planning to go on a hike there should note that the trail is undulating and therefore requires a certain level of physical fitness.

Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Tai Tong Shan Road". Then walk uphill for about 30 minutes to the start point at the barbecue area.

MTR Bus route - K66
Mininus route - KOLOUR, Yuen Long to Tai Tong

End Point
Same as Start Point.

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.

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