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Dragon's Back

Dragon's Back towards the north.
Dragon's Back hiking trail sign.

The Dragon's Back (Chinese: 龍脊) is a mountain ridge in southeastern Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong that passes through Shek O Peak. It lies within the Shek O Country Park. In 2019, the Dragon's Back Trail was selected by CNN as one of the world's 23 best trails.[1] Dragon's Back is part of Stage 8 of the Hong Kong Trail.[2]

Hiking Information [ edit ]

Destinations in the Vicinity

Highlights

  • Paragliders hanging in the air and eventually drifting down to a beach at Shek O.
  • People flying radio-controlled gliders.[3]

Overview

Area: Southern District
Starting point: Shek O Road near To Tei Wan Village
End point: Big Wave Bay
Average hiking time: 4 hours
Distance: About 8.5 km
Refuel: There are no refueling stops along the trail.
Difficulty: Moderate

Most of the route is on dirt paths. The first half has very little shade, and there is also a steep 200-metre-long uphill stretch. The flight of descending stone steps in the last section is quite steep, too. [4]

Information

  • Hong Kong's Country Parks have no trash bins, so hikers are asked to hang on to their litter until they exit the Country Parks[5]
  • Big Wave Bay Beach (the End point) and nearby Shek O Beach are two different beaches. There is a short bus service that links the two beaches.
  • Some parts of this trail are rocky, so travellers should use proper footwear. Slippers and sandals are not advisable.



See Also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Minihane, Joe (2019-03-29). "23 of the world's greatest hiking trails". CNN Travel. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  2. ^ HK Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Dept. - Shek O Country Park
  3. ^ Urban-Outdoors Shek O and Dragon's Back Hiking
  4. ^ Hong Kong Tourism Board - Dragon's Back
  5. ^ "Bins on Hong Kong's hiking trails gone for good". South China Morning Post. 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2019-12-21.

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Coordinates: 22°14′09″N114°14′37″E / 22.2357°N 114.2437°E / 22.2357; 114.2437



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