Hong Kong Trail Section 5 begins at Wong Nai Chung Road and passes through Jardineā€™s Lookout (433m) and Mount Butler (436m.) Throughout parts of the hike, enjoy views of the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon (if the skies are clear) cityscape to the north, and Tai Tam Reservoir and surrounding mountains to the south. Although this section is fairly short, the ascents and sharp descents make it a fairly difficult hike.

View of Tai Tam Reservoir

āš  The closest transportation from the endpoint is in Quarry Bay, an additional one-hour walk down Mount Parker Road. Alternatively, continue to Section 6, where there is transportation to Sai Wan Ho at the end.

View of the city from Jardineā€™s Lookout

Hike elevation

Section 5 begins at roughly 200m above sea level and moderately ascends to Jardineā€™s Lookout at 433m. The trail descends rapidly with plenty of steep stairs. It plateaus momentarily at 300m and then climbs to Mount Butler peak at 436m. The ending point is at 320m elevation.

Steep descent from Jardineā€™s Lookout

Trail surface

The majority of the hike is flat, hard steps. The steps during the descent from Jardineā€™s Lookout are quite steep. There are small sections of irregular rocks and dirt path.

Boarded up wartime tunnel?

Transport

Going to the starting point

Take bus 6 from Central, Admiralty, or Wan Chai towards Stanley Prison. Get off at Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park bus stop.

Leaving the finishing point

An additional 0.5 ā€“ 1 hour walk downhill from Mount Parker Road to Quarry Bay/Tai Koo.