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Hong Kong Trail Stage 8:
Dragon's Back

Start: I usually walk this backwards, starting at Chai Wan (and missing out the last part to Big Wave Bay).  

Walk out of Chai Wan MTR exit A and up through cemetery. (not particularly well signposted, you may need to ask a friendly grave-digger - basically find the steps that take you up, up, up (see photos below.)

Easier Start: Alternatively, take a taxi from Chai Wan MTR to the Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institute on Shek O road (about HK$20) and miss out the first hill.

End: Ends on the Shek O road.  You can catch a bus back to central or take minibus to Shek O for a meal at the Thai (or one of the many other restaurants there) and get a bus or minibus back to Central from there

Time: 2.5 hours

Difficulty: A good walk for beginners.  Steep hill up through cemetery (which you can miss out if you get a taxi to the prison instead), and then nice gently undulating walk looking down over Shek O. At weekends you can often see people paragliding and flying model aeroplanes and kites off the steep hills.

There are several gravestone makers at work on the road to the cemetery.

Cemetery Entrance

Take the first set of stairs up After walking up the road this is the second set of stairs. 
The last set of steps up.
Red hill Peninsular and Big Wave Bay
The Golf course