Matsimitsu

Day Four

Lion Rock Hike


After visiting "Ocean World" yesterday, we decided it was time to explore nature with a hike. Last year we walked the "Dragon back trail" and this time we wanted to see the "Lion Rock peak". It meant taking the ferry to the other side of Kowloon Bay.

Hong Kong Ferry
Hong Kong Island Kowloon view
Tugboat Barges
Busses waiting Hong Kong Bus Station

After crossing the bay, we took the MTR to the start of our hike. When we exited the subway, we noticed a temple, and since we hadn't seen one yet this trip, we had to check it out.

Keys Apartments
Temple Temple
Temple features Temple features
Praying

After a delicious lunch at the nearby mall, we walked the final part to the Hike starting point; from there, it was a steep incline to the top.

Lion rock hike
Resting fro a bit Up the stairs onto Lion Rock
Boundary Supply Prima System backback on Lion Rock Me

The weather was predicted as sunny, but that turned out not to be the case. The temperature was great, though, at a nice 27 degrees, and without the sun and a slight breeze, it was excellent hiking weather.

Views from Lion Rock Hike
Rocks View between the rocks

The trail rewards you every few hundred meters with great views of the Kowloon skyline.

Lion Rock
Lion Rock Lion rock

Apparently, things have gone wrong in the past; luckily for us, we approached this sign from the backside, negating any danger ;)

Lion Rock Danger

After this, it went all downhill, passing underneath powerlines and eventually back at the city.

Power lines Power pylon Lion Rock hike
Plants Abandoned hut