We explored JiuHuang Stream on a cloudy day with some sunshine.
First, we trekked along the hiking path to the starting point, Wong Nai Tun
Reservoir(JV926802), which is north to Tai Lam Chung Reservoir in
northwestern New Territories.
Location 1: Altitude 160M
We found the entrance of JiuHuang Stream. And we started our
Location 2: Altitude 200M
The first scenery was situated at an altitude of about 200m: It
was a 3-consecutive falls.
Location 3: Altitude 230M
At the altitude of 230M, we met the first big pool. The pool was
big enough for a swim. But we recognized that the water was not very
clean. So we chose to climb up instead after a brief rest here.
During the climb, we were excited by seeing a moderate sized
waterfall. The water was much cleaner, probably because of a rapid flow.
Location 4: Altitude 260M
There were two branches after passing the pool. We chose the
left sided one where there was a fall. You may like to soak yourself there,
Then we arrived at the altitude of 280m, where there was obvious
hiking path for you to walk. We did not follow it, but instead we
climbed up the hill and trekked to meet another stream (the side branch of
Dan Kwai Stream 丹桂坑石澗). You will appreciate our route on the map. You may find
that there is no hiking route on that map. Actually there was a very
hidden secret path accompanying the stream (on the right sided if you
walked downwards). Warn you: the route was quite disgusting, you will
be scratched repeatedly by the condensed grass and woods.
Location 5: Altitude 170M
We walked along the hidden walking path till the altitude of
170m. Then we entered the stream with a wide feeling. It was a leisure walk
where there were pools and small falls.
Location 6: Altitude 130M
At the altitude of 130m, there was a big pool where this stream
met Dan Kwai Stream. Don't miss the chance of having a swim there. The
water there was clean and there was also fish in it.
Location 7: Altitude 435M
Trek downwards and you will notice a very big water collection
at the lower end of the stream (altitude 100m). It was actually the dam
. Don't swim in it, otherwise you may be sued. Go on right side in the
woods region, then you find your way to cross the dam . There is a
walking path afterwards.
You will pass Hung Shui Hang Reservoir(洪水坑水塘) which the stream flows
into. You will also see a Quarry when you left.