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Hiking - Yuen Tun Country Trail PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christ'l Truebenbach   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 15:18


Circular Route - 4 hours – 14 ½ km    Level of difficulty: moderate

Starting and Finishing Point: Correctional Institution, Tai Lam Chung

•     Green Mini Bus No. 43B

You can park your car along Tai Lam Chung Road.

Yune Tun Country Trai 1

From the bus stop Tai Lam Chung walk along Tai Lam Chung Road to the Correctional Institution. Pedestrians are allowed to walk through the prison complex, so walk past the barrier and follow the road to the roundabout at the end. Turn right past the prison for women and follow the sign to Tin Fu Tsai along the road which winds up the hill.

Having arrived at the reservoir walk on the concrete road along the east bank. At the picnic site turn right and join Yuen Tun Country Trail. At the information board turn left. Do the same when you arrive at the next board. The sign always indicates the direction to Shek Lung Kung.

Only when the reservoir comes in sight, then follow the sign pointing to it and walk back to the Correctional Institution.

This beautiful trail offers views over Tai Lam Chung Reservoir towards the Gold Coast seascape.



 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!

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. Seventeen 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). 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015 15:50
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