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Hiking - Route TWISK - Tai Tong PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christ'l Truebenbach   




5 hours – 15½ km

Level of difficulty: moderate

Starting Point:

Shek Kong Camp, Route Twisk

·         Gold Coast Bus to Tsuen Wan MTR Station, Exit H


·         KMB Bus No. 53 to Nina Tower Bus Terminus, Tsuen Wan West

·         KMB Bus No.51 to Shek Kong Camp

The name Route Twisk comes from Route TW/SK, a road linking Tsuen Wan and Shek Kong.

After arriving at Shek Kong Camp bus station follow the private road to Kap Lung Tsuen. Walk along the catchwater in lovely surroundings until you see the sign to Ho Pui Reservoir. This trail takes you to an organic farm where you can buy or have fresh drinks. Continue to the reservoir, turn right and follow the mountain bike trail to Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. The picnic site offers you a break. Then join Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail to Tai Tong. If you do not come across a taxi you have to walk downhill on Tai Tong Shan Road for another 1½ km until you reach Kiu Hing Road, where you can catch a bus.
It is a nice remote trail with a lot of variegated vegetation.

Bring a shirt for change, small towel, waterproof sun block, mosquito repellent, hiking boots are recommended, a hat, and enough water. Don’t forget your mobile phone!




Route Twisk - Tai Tong - Map



Finishing Point:

Kiu Hing Road, Tai Tong Tsuen


·         KCRC Feeder Bus K66 to Long Ping Station

·         MTR to Tuen Mun Station

·         KMB Bus No.53 to Gold Coast Piazza


Route Twisk Tai Tong  elevation


Police Hotline: 2527 7177

About Christ’l Truebenbach  

Christ'l is originally from Northern Germany and her Bavarian husband - from the beautiful German Alps in the South of the country - taught Christ'l to love hiking in the mountains. Fifteen years ago his job brought them to Hong Kong where they continued hiking together.

christ'l truebenbach

Christ'l always wanted to write a guide to hiking over the wonderful trails in Hong Kong. Over the years she has recorded distances, times, gradients, elevation profiles and information about public transportation. She constantly updates this information with the opening of the new MTR routes and the arrival of new hiking equipment such as Garmin Tools. Then with the launch of the new iPhone she realized it was no longer necessary to hike with a guidebook in her rucksack because everything could be stored on a mobile phone as an App.

Her app introduces the most common hikes on Hong Kong, country trails on Lantau Island, in the New Territories and on the Outlying Islands. For each hike you can find route locations, route maps and elevation profiles, and it allows you to search for different grades as well as for different regions.

You can download Christ'l's app here 

The Hiking in HK App describes every route, including its length, hiking time, level of difficulty and gives the emergency hot-lines of every country park. Detailed information of public transport from and to Central is given for every hike. A helpful detail - you do not need to be on-line during a hike! (But you can when using the Locate Me button to see where you are). 

 boot Hiking in Hong Kong App app



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