Section 3 has the most hilly landscape of all 10 sections of the MacLehose Trail. You need to climb 3 high peaks and each of them is approximately 400m high: Wa Mei Shan, Lui Ta Shek, and Kai Kung Shan.

10.2 km (GPS Distance 9.2 km)
Difficulty: Hard (4/5)
Time: 3.5-4 h
Elevation: Gain; Appx. 537 m, Loss; Appx 606 m
Distance posts: H049–H068
Maclehose Trail Section 3

Startpoint – GoogleMap
Endpoint – GoogleMap

Highlights: An extravagant scenery of hills and peaks

How to get there: From Sai Kung Terminus, take bus 94 or 96R, get off at Pak Tam Au at the highest point on the Pak Tam Rd.

How to get home: This section will end in Kei Ling Ha, bus no. 99 or bus no. 299 will take you back to Sai Kung town.

Good to know
You will be hiking on the ridge most of the time and therefore exposed to all kinds of weather. Always check the weather before you go out, as in this section it will be difficult to find any form of shelter.