Ahoy mateys! Bring your mateys, tall and small, and hike the Devil’s Peak – an area aptly named after the wild pirates who once occupied it. But don’t let the frightening name steer you away as, despite a devilish tag, the views here are heavenly, and the hike is family-friendly with mostly paved paths.

Accessible by the MTR, alight at the Yau Tong Station and take exit A. Make your way to Ko Chiu Road, then walk up the slope towards the Tseng Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery. From there, you will find the entrance to Wilson Trail. Walk up the steps and follow the signs for Devil’s Peak.

If you’re heading straight up for the fabulous views, continue following the signs to ‘Devil’s Peak,’ but if mini history-buffs are amongst your crew, then take a little detour to witness impressive relics of WWII and follow the sign to ‘Devil’s Peak Fortifications.’ A short walk to your right will lead you to the ruins of Gough Battery – an area consisting of two gun pits and underground storerooms – for a peek into the past. 

Make your way back down the same path, then scramble through your final ascent towards Devil’s Peak for your well-deserved reward of spectacular, panoramic views overlooking the Victoria Harbor and the skylines of Central and Kowloon.