The MacLehose Trail
Wong Joon San
The MacLehose Trail is perhaps the most famous of all the trails and attracts many hikers. The trail is divided into 10 stages. They comprise: Pak Tam Chung to Long Ke (10.6km), Long Ke to Pak Tam Au (13.5km), Pak Tam Au to Kei Ling Ha (10.2km), Kei Ling Ha to Tate's Cairn campsite ( 12.7km ), Tate's Cairn (Gilwell) campsite to Tai Po Road ( 10.6km), Tai Po Road to Shing Mun Reservoir (4.6km), Shing Mun Reservoir to Lead Mine Pass via Needle Hill and Grassy Hill (6.2km), Lead Mine Pass to Route Twisk via Tai Mo Shan. (9.7km). And starting from Route Twisk, the trail passes through dense and shady plantations and reaches Tin Fu Tsai (6.3km) and runs along the western catchwater of Tai Lam Chung Reservoir and ends at Tuen Mun (15.6km). Interested hikers can visit the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department Country and Marine Parks authority website: http://parks.afcd.gov.hk/newparks/eng/hiking/index.htm for information about other trails in Hong Kong.