Pineapple Dam Nature Trail
Nature Trail

Trail Summary

Length
0.8 km
Duration
1 hour
Region
Central New Territories
Overall Difficulty (1-Star Easy)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

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Gradient (Rating 1-Star)

Surface (Rating 2-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (High)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

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Hong Kong iconic food item pineapple bun contains no pineapples, but Pineapple Dam Nature Trail definitely has an intimate relationship with pineapples.  Sitting next to Shing Mun Reservoir, the trail got its name from Pineapple Dam, which is called so by a Hakka Village because there were once many pineapple fields before the construction of the reservoir.  To prevent soil erosion around the man-made dam, the area has gradually become Hong Kong’s main plantation area, with Brisbane Box, Sweet Gum, and Taiwan Acacia, etc.  On the western coast, the ever-green Chinese Banyan with aerial roots dangling from the branches can be seen.  Whichever season of the year, Pineapple Dam Nature Trail is a feast for the eyes – in spring, all is green; in early summer Hog Plum appears with purplish-red flowers; in midsummer blossoms of Desmos turn from green to white, giving off a pleasant scent; after rain Paper-bark Tree on the opposite shore submerged in water can be seen; in autumn the pavilion offers views of Sweet Gum; in winter flocks of migrating birds can be spotted.  There are macaques along the trail; but remember not to feed or terrify them.  Keeping peace with them is the first step in living in perfect harmony with nature.


Transportation Information

Start Point
Take the green minibus route no. 82 at Tsuen Wan Shiu Wo Street to Shing Mun Reservoir. Visitors can also take the bus route via the Ho Fung College at Wo Yi Hop Road and walk uphill along Shing Mun Road for 20 minutes to reach the Pineapple Dam Green Minibus Terminus.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 32, 36, 40X, 46P, 46X, 47X, 48X, 73X, 278X, N36, 40P, 46P, 47A, 234C, 273C, 273P, 278P
Green Minibus routes - 94, 312, 403, 403A, 403X, 94S (94S only runs on Sundays and public holidays)

End Point
Walk along Shing Mun forest track for about 20 minutes back to Pineapple Dam and take the Green Minibus route no. 82 or take bus at Ho Fung College Bus Stop.

Transportation information is the 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
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.