High West from Lung Fu Shan View Compass
|Elevation||494 m (1,621 ft)
Hong Kong Principal Datum
|Native name||西高山 (Chinese)|
|Location||Hong Kong Island|
Geography [ edit ]
The mountain has a height of 494 m (1,621 ft). It is west of Victoria Peak, north of Pok Fu Lam and south of Lung Fu Shan. Queen Mary Hospital is at its west slope. Harlech, Hatton and Lugard Roads terminate at a junction in the pass on its north slope between it and Victoria Peak. The mountain is located within Pok Fu Lam Country Park. On clear days, Tai Mo Shan to the north, Castle Peak to the north-west, Lantau Peak to the west, Tate's Cairn to the north-east and Lamma Island to the south are visible.
Access [ edit ]
Although not as high as nearby Victoria Peak, High West is worth a visit for the physically-fit because it is a much less-touristed location and offers panoramic views over the western and southern sides of the island, as well as Kowloon and parts of New Territories to the north. East of the summit, a small, but well-paved, trail near the junction of Hatton, Lugard and Harlech Roads leads to the top after about 400-500 steps. West of the summit starting from Lung Fu Shan View Compass, there is a rock climb of about 180 metres that leads to the top for rock-climbing experts. This climb is treacherous and is not safe on windy or wet days.
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