Section 4 will blow your mind, it is almost all about Ma on Shan! It is a very challenging hike, but you will have a breathtaking view over the hills so it will be worth it. This section is long and it goes along the ridge of the hills, exposing hikers to all inclement weather. Completely tucked away from the city, this section is mostly on packed clay and rocks. 

12.7 km (GPS Distance 12.9 km)
Difficulty: Hard (4/5)
Time: 4–5 h
Elevation: Gain; Appx. 778 m, Loss; Appx 441 m
Distance posts: H069–H094
Maclehose Trail Section 4

Startpoint – GoogleMap
Endpoint – GoogleMap

Highlights: Panoramic view of Sai Kung and Ma On Shan

How to get there: Starting point Kei Ling Ha. Take MTR to Sha Tin and take the bus no 299 from the bus station beneath New Town Plaza. Get off just beyond Kei Ling Ha Lo Wai. You can also take bus no 99 or 299 from Sai Kung.

How to get home: This section will end in Tate’s Cairn. Follow section 5 to M101 at Sha Tin Pass. Walk downhill to your left and pass Kwun Yam Temple. Take minibus no 18 to Wong Tai Sin MTR station.

Good to know
This area is called West Buffalo Hill and Buffalo Pass, there is a good reason. There are cows everywhere!