Welcome to Roz's Hiking Pages.

We are a friendly hiking group based in Hong Kong who do regular free weekly hikes, all over Hong Kong. Our hikes range from easy to difficult, so please take a moment of your time to read the information on this website before joining a hike. Any questions, let us know and we hope to see you soon.
Hike Grade: moderate (though later on walking around the buffet tables and stuffing yourselves may prove exhausting!)

Description: We leave the MTR and head on to the Wilson Trail. It's up for a while, but mainly through pine trees, and then along in a wide curve with views over the harbour - Quarry Bay, Kai Tak etc. When we come off the Wilson at one point, we can decide how we want to finish depending on time - the easier or the harder, sweatier way.

Bring: Besides the usual, a change of clothes because you can have showers at the Football Club. No towels necessary. On the other hand, you could have the buffet tables to yourself by emanating a special aroma - a 'perfume' that sends people running.

Dress Code: Men: Collared T shirts (does not have to be shirt), no flip flops, neat shorts (not sports or beach shorts) & women accordingly. (Not like you have just been to the beach).

Champagne Brunch: I will book for 12:00 pm (non-hikers, please meet then)

Venue: Hong Kong Football Club, 2nd floor restaurant Sports Road, Causeway Bay/Happy Valley, right by the race course

Cost: $308 per person (cash please) includes all you can eat and drink champagne, juices

Important Things To Do:

1 Ring/text/book/email by Wed, Sept 14 (earlier the better as limited space)

2 TURN OFF YOUR MOBILES/SWITCH TO SILENT before you enter the club.

Meeting Point: Tai Koo Shing MTR Exit B (8:45 am - If you're only coming for buffet, meet time is: 12 pm)

NOTE: Bookings through me essential
According to Wiki, Ap Lei Chau (Duck Tongue Island) is the second most densely populated island in the world. We`ll start walking from the MTR to find the trail up to Mount Johnston (196 metres / 643ft) to take in the beautiful coastal views around the Southern side of HK Island. A coastal breeze will be welcome on a hot day. Our coastal walk will take us out to the uninhabited Ap Lei Pai via the Tombola that separates the two Islands. We`ll return via the same path.

Time permitting we`ll check out the lovely Ap Lei Chau Waterfront Promenade, home to Hung Shing Temple (1773), Shui Yuet Temple (Grade III listed), Water Tower & Park and a historic photo exhibition. We`ll leave via Lei Tung MTR to return home.

Note that the coastal path is totally exposed, so please bring plenty of water and sun cream as it`s sure to be hot.

Meeting Point: 10am at Lei Tung MTR, Exit B (Inside station)
We will start walking up from Leung King on a concrete road up about 300 meters and continue on a natural trail for another 200 meters up toward Castle Peak to watch the sunset (around 7:00pm), a spectacular 360 degree vista of northwest Hong Kong gradually fall into red around us. The route is not very difficult but it is quite steep uphill all the way to the top. Also prepare for a few eroded or gravelly grounds during the climb. After stopping for a while to look at the scenery, we will take steps down to Tuen Mun and civilization. So bring a torch and enough water (uphill in the beginning is mostly exposed!). Note: Don`t be late! We will be racing against the clock to get to the top before sunset!

Meeting Point: 4:00 pm at Leung King Light Rail Station next to Circle K, Tuen Mun Please note this hike is on a Saturday!
From Pacific Place we'll take the back route up to Bowen Road, then get our exercise puffing up Wanchai Gap. From the top (it will be cooler up there) we'll either walk along Black's Link or else down to Aberdeen.

Meeting Point: 9:00am in Pacific Place near the pedestrian bridge to Queensway Plaza, Admiralty
We'll wander around Cheung Chau Island to see some of the sights including interesting rocks, shady paths, sea views. Bring your swimmers for a dip in the ocean. We'll have lunch in a local restaurant before heading home.

Meeting Point: 9:20 at Central Ferry Pier No. 5 for the 9:30 ferry to Cheung Chau
We shall start from the Bride's pool bus terminus and walk to the source of Sam Ah Chung and do a down-stream trek along its lower course until it hits the sea. At its river mouth where fresh and salt water meet we shall skin-dive to watch corals, fishes, crabs and curious marine creatures . Moving eastwards with a coast trek along the rugged shore, we shall hit Ma Niu Shui and start an upstream climb to a waterfall to rinse our salty body with fresh water. Entering the Ma Niu Ho stream course with some bushy parts, we shall move north to join the Sheung and Ha Mui Tin paths returning to the bus terminus. Bring enough water, gloves, a mask and a snorkel (optional). Recommend to wear shoes while entering the waters to prevent cuts from possible sharp edges hidden underwater. Hikers will be responsible for their own safety.

Meeting Point: 9:20 am at Tai Po MTR exit opposite to the coffee shop.

We'll go aboard a junk in the morning and make a tour around the beautiful islands in the north-eastern part of Hong Kong. Remember to bring your swimming suit as we will definitely stop somewhere to swim. We may also take the opportunity to explore some of the islands after swimming. So, please bring along with you a pair of sandals good enough for walking along the shore.

Food and drinks are NOT provided, so please bring whatever you need to survive the whole day. I'll divide the junk hire charge among the number of people who ACTUALLY show up. The charge each of us needs to pay ranges from HK$200 to HK$300. So, feel free to bring your friends along, but you need to book your places in advance.

To book your place, or for more information, please email Amanda.

Meeting Point: 9:30 am at University MTR station (It's the one immediately before 'Tai Po Market' Station on the East Rail Line. Please DO NOT mix it up with 'HKU' Station, which is on the Hong Kong Island line.
Before joining any of our hikes, please take a moment of your time to read the following section, especially if you are new to hiking:

Hiking, Health & Safety

Hiking times are estimates only and should not be relied upon. A short hike may end up being longer, a long hike may be shorter. It is not recommended you join a hike with us if you have other commitments the same day as we cannot 100% guarantee the finish time.

Our hikes are generally never cancelled if it rains. Depending on the trail, we may change the route on the day. If a T8 (Typhoon Signal 8) is raised the hike will be cancelled. Please check this website and / or our facebook page for announcements on the day if you aren`t sure.

Finally, if you are coming along, please take a moment of your time to add the hike leaders number to your phone in case you need to contact the leader on the day.

Thank you,
Roz's Hiking Group
Want to come along to the next walk? Or sign-up for a future walk or event? Just send an email to the hike leaders.

Please include:

The date of the hike
Your name
Your mobile phone number.

Or telephone the hike leader at the number shown for each hike. You can also just turn up on the day, but if you are running late, please try and let the hike leader know, thank you.