This section is called The Dragons Back. It offers you a varied hike with both uphill and downhill and some kilometers of flat natural terrain hiking. It’s a beautiful hike with stunning views and it ends at Big Wave. Here you can celebrate with a swim and a meal at any of the restaurants in the area.

8.5 km (GPS 7.3 km)
Difficulty: Medium (3/5)
Time: 2–2.5 h
Elevation: Gain; Appx. 191 m, Loss; Appx 312 m
Distance posts: H085–H100

Startpoint – GoogleMap
Endpoint – GoogleMap

Highlights: Panorama views over Shek O and Big Wave Beach. Walking on the top of Dragons back with amazing views on both sides, and the opportunity to go for a swim at Big Wave Beach.

How to get there: Take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan and use exit A3. Take bus no 9 from the bus station, and get off at stop number 12, to Tei Wan on Shek O Rd. If the bus the doesn’t have alighting name signs, keep your eyes open for the viewpoint area on the right hand side, and get off at the next bus stop. The trail starts beside a big map board. There is also a toilet and a emergency phone at this point.

How to get home: If you are lucky you can get a taxi, or take the red lightbus (very erratic schedule) that will take you to Shau Kei Wan. Otherwise you will have to walk the short distance to Shek O Rd where you can take bus no 9.

Good to know
This section is very crowded on the weekends. Therefore choose a weekday for this one if you can.