Difficulty: 8/10 because there's bushwacking and steep descents.
Appreciation: 8/10. Nice views, nice beach. Good views on part of Hong Kong Geopark.
Transportation: From SaiKung, takes the Taxi to the East Island Dam. Stop at the blue "anchor". Return on cab to SaiKung. About $125 cab fare one-way.
Why it's worth it:
|Start at the powder-blue, anchor like thing right before the East dam.|
|If you trace back your steps on the road for 25 meters or so, there a set of stairs to climb.|
|The path may or may not be very visible.|
|Can get quite steep on the way down.|
|Follow the coast. Lots of sandstone.|
|Can't really get very lost if you keep following the coast. Print the Garmin map to be safe.|
|You'll go by the two pebble beaches.|
|Back to bushwhacking after the 1st beach.|
|Village on the right. Go straight.|
|The cave option.|
|Pak Lap beach in sight|
|Pak Lap beach. There's a restaurant there.|
|Back on actual trails.|
|Sha Kiu Tau where you head back towards the reservoir road.|
|At reservoir road. Hail a cab from there.|