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Hiking - Kap Lung Ancient and Forest Trail PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christ'l Truebenbach   

Kap Lung Ancient and Forest Trail

Circular Route           2.5 hours – 6.8 km        Level of difficulty: moderate      

Starting and Finishing Point:

Shek Kong Camp, Route Twisk

        Gold Coast Bus to Tsuen Wan MTR Station

        KMB Bus No. 51 to Shek Kong Camp

You can park along the private road to Kap Lung Tsuen.

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After arriving at Shek Kong Camp bus station follow the private road to Kap Lung Tsuen.

After 500 metres there is a sign on your left-hand side pointing to Kap Lung Ancient Trail. Follow this path uphill to an intersection, where the trail overlaps with Kap Lung Forest Trail. Here turn right and continue hiking on the Forest Trail all the way downhill to Lui Kung Tin. Having arrived at the picnic site turn right and walk back to Shek Kong Camp.

In former times Kap Lung Ancient Trail was a commuting route for farmers travelling to and from Tsuen Wan Market. Most of the path is paved with stones. Be careful when walking on this trail in the rainy season, because some stones are mossy and therefore very slippery!

It is a nice remote trail lined with old trees on both sides.

Kap Lung Ancient and Forest Trail Map

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

 

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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.

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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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