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since April 2000

Tsak Yue Wu (Carp Lake) Stream (鯽魚湖石澗)


Last Visit: 6 July 2003

NT East

Trip Description

Tsak Yue Wu (Carp Lake) Stream locates in Sai Kung area. Its entrance is right next to Pak Tam Road (北潭路). It embraces many medium-to-small sized water pools. It is however, most of its pools (not all) harbour significant number of algae. Its appearance in wet seasons and dry seasons varies a lot.

Location 1: Altitude 20M

The entrance of the stream lies under a bridge on Pak Tam Road. There is a faint footpath leading you from the bridge to the waterfront of the Tsak Yue Wu stream. The lower stream of the stream is rather fettering.

Location 2: Altitude 30M

This is a mid-sized water pool in lower stream, it accommodates many fish and is almost algae free.

Location 3: Altitude 45M

This pool looks very compromising but there is a lot of healthy algae. Under the fierce summer sun, you just have no choice but to dip.

Location 4: Altitude 80M

It is a rather tall waterfall, actually it is the tallest waterfall in this stream. This waterfall vanishes in dry seasons. The water pool under the waterfall is comparatively small. The pool has only about 2M deep. At this point, it seems no way to get to the top of the waterfall. Don't worry, there is always a way out.
Step back a bit and you will find a ladder-like cliff on your left. Take this ladder to reach the top of the waterfall.

Location 5: Altitude 100M

Here you will find two small water pools connected by a short waterfall. The upper pool is cool, deep and dark. Even with the aid of strong noon sunlight, you just have no idea how deep the upper pool is.

Location 6: Altitude 110M

At this point, you will encounter a relatively large and clean pool. This is the last sizable water pool in the stream. It is probably the cleanest one as well.

At about 145M, you will meet another watery cliff. One can overcome it on the right hill side.

At about 200M, the stream eventually dries up and you will see quite a number of ribbons suggesting the exit which brings you to an open grass land. The route in the grass land is rather confusing. With a little bit of endurance, you will get to the main hiking trail soon.