Lion Tail Ridge(獅尾脊)


17 Jan 2010

NT Middle

Trip Description

This is a south-eastern hiking trail leading to Lion Rock (獅子山). This route is short and close to the city but it still has very good scenery. This route is not very mediocre, it takes visitors some climbing. It is very good for a half-day exercise.

Location 1
Altitude : 145M

Description : This the starting point of our trip. In our last visit, there is some construction work near the entrance, you really have to get inside the construction site a bit before you reach the hiking trail. By the way, there are wide monkeys around the entrance, just don't bother them.
Location 2
Altitude : 145M

Description : After a while you will find quite a bit of red ribbons showing you the right way. The path starts to go up here.
Location 3
Altitude : 215M

Description : Eventually, you will find this big sign. Turn to your left.
Location 4
Altitude : 250M

Description : The trail is getting interesting, you have to overcome some big rocks.
Location 5
Altitude : 260M

Description : This pile of big rocks are dubbed "Sky Ladder (天梯)". The name is a little bit exaggerating. The rocky "ladder" is moderately steep but it is not long at all. It is fun to climb on the Sky Ladder. If you are not interested in the ladder at all, you can by-pass it on your right.
Location 6
Altitude : 415M

Description : Here is a rock dubbed Sky Horse Rock (天馬石).
Location 7
Altitude : 495M

Description : The route behind this big sign is exactly where we are coming from. Now we meet the main wide hiking path which leads you to Maclehose Trail comfortably.
Location 8
Altitude : 480M

Description : After taking a tea-break in Shatin Pass we proceed to the short Tsz Wan Ridge (慈雲脊) where you can find a ATV transmission station. This guy is now moving away from the transmission station.
Location 9
Altitude : 465M

Description : The path descending from the transmission tower is slightly concealed in soft grass. Very soon you will reach concrete road for exit.