Difficulty: 7/10. 592m elevation gain
Cel phone coverage: Everywhere.
Water needs: 1.5 liter
Transportation: Sai Wan Ho MTR, Exit A. Take bus 14 and exit right after the dam. Return via Quarry Bay MTR.
Why it's worth it:
|The bus stop to Tai Tam is right off Sai Wan Ho MTR, Exit A. About 25 minutes ride.|
Ring the bell when you're on the Tai Tam dam (there's just one on the way). Stop right after the dam.
|Beginning of the trek is right across the bus stop.|
|It starts with a nice and gentle paved hike.|
|Head left right before the bridge.|
|Then right and down.|
|You'll go by this dam. There's a path going up on the other side of the walkway.|
|About 20m into that path, it curves to the left. Take the offshoot path to the right and get into the stream.|
|Lots of places to swim if you feel like it on a warm day.|
|This first stream ends about 100m before the dam. There's a picnic area on the right on an elevated stone area.|
|After a short break (maybe a snack). Head left on the path.|
|Left after the dam's bridge|
|Follow Wong Nai Chung Gap Road|
|At this point, head right and down. You are going towards the second stream|
|Don't enter the stream on the first waterfall on the left. The stream to enter is about 10-15 minutes walk further along the path.|
|That's the stream you will enter, at the end of the footpath. Just don't enter it right away a go up behind the sign and you'll see the entry point to the stream a few meters up.|
There's one big waterfall and a few nice pools.
|This is the end of the second stream. Go up the stairs and onto the road.|
|You'll see the ParkView estate on your right. Walk towards it.|
|Then, back on a bone fide trail. On your right, you can't miss the entry point to the Wilson Trail. |
That's where you are going.
|Whenever there's an intersection, keep following the Wilson trail signs|
|Follow this little guy|