Updated: Aug 17, 2020
Difficulty rating: 7/10 Duration: 3-3.5 hours
Cell Service: 5/5
Instagrammability: 3/5 Be sure to take photos at the beginning of the hike, because the view disappears in the middle. We went on quite a gloomy day (as you can see from the photo) and didn’t get to see much as we got higher up. Still, we felt like we were hiking in the clouds which has its own kind of thrill!
How to get there:
As soon as you get off at the bus stop, you’ll clearly see the beginning of the trail with a large map. The hike starts right off with 2000 steps!
At one point, you will see a “Water Catchment” sign in front of you. Make sure to keep right of the sign and continue climbing upwards.
Halfway into the hike, you will come across a bridge. Cross the bridge and turn right to continue. Turn left if you’re tired (destination will be the same, yet the route will be a lot less scenic).
At the next crossroads, follow the sign for “Tai Tam Reservoir”, i.e. keep right.
At the end of the hike, turn left onto Tai Tam Reservoir road towards Wong Nai Chung Gap Road from where you can take the bus back to Exchange Square.
Since we finished the hike at 4:30pm, we realised we made it just in time for happy hour. So instead of taking the bus back, we took a taxi (~$40) to The Pulse at Repulse Bay.
“Hotshot” is a bar & restaurant decked out with vintage surfboards and an interior that will take you straight to California. Their Happy Hour deal is $50 for all cocktails and buy one get one free on wines and beers! If you’re lucky enough to get HK’s rare clear skies, you can witness a beautiful sunset from Repulse Bay Beach.