Exploring nature can be a learning experience for the whole gang. Whether you are new to the trails or an expert hiker, Little Steps has rounded up the best Hong Kong hikes to enjoy with your children. Hikes are all ranked based on difficulty levels: Stroller Friendly for 0+, Little Legs for ages 2+, and Young Hikers for ages 6+. So pack up your kit bag with the essentials, and let’s hit the great outdoors!
This guide has you covered with the best hikes for kids and families in Hong Kong. From the favorites including Dragon’s Back to new secret finds, there are plenty of hiking trails kids and families will love. Enjoy the hiking trail!
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Secret Hong Kong Hike With 4 Waterfalls – mostly shaded!
Take your tykes on this popular hike that brings you through Shek O Country Park and some of the prettiest terrain in Hong Kong. Not only is it a smooth journey with few inclines, but it’ll also afford for plenty of beach time afterwards at Big Wave beach. The entire trail will take between two to four hours; bring sunscreen, a hat and a camera to snap photos of the pretty scenery. Click here for tips and directions.
Dragon's Back Hong Kong Hike For Kids, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/dragons-back-kids
What's nearby? Enjoy lunch in Shek O after the big hike! Kids will also enjoy the awesome beach - it's gorgeous.
There are numerous trails across Lantau, but test out the easiest one first and see how the family copes. The 6km trail starts at Mui Wo ferry pier. Follow signs leading to the Trappist Haven Monastery. The trail goes off-road along the water’s edge before arriving on the other side of Discovery Bay at Nim Shue Wan ferry pier. Reward your little rascals with lunch at a waterfront restaurant along the boardwalk or hit the beach.
Lantau Island Hike For Kids, Website
Mui Wo (Discovery Bay) to Lantau With Kids, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/family-hike-discovery-bay
What's nearby? So much! Go camping at Long Coast (advanced planning required), beach eats at Bathers, or ride bikes and enjoy vino at The China Club in Mui Wo. There is also cultural fun on Lantau too with the Big Buddha and Tai O!
Many first hikes happen on this popular Sai Kung trail, which offers up picturesque scenery while winding through a dense forest that passes by deserted traditional Hakka Chinese houses along the way. From Sai Kung town, take minibus NR29 to Sai Wan Pavilion and follow the signs pointing towards Sai Wan. It’s a flat road with a few inclines that is more suitable for active kids. Everyone will enjoy the white sand beach at the end of the hike.
Tai Long Wan, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/tai-long-wan. Food is available for order in Sai Wan and Tai Long Wan - so no need to pack a lunch!
What is Nearby? Why not visit the secret Sheung Lok Stream waterfalls while you are there? Click here for our video and more information.
The three-hour-long journey may seem daunting at first but the flat terrain winds through the Clear Water Bay Golf Course and offers pretty vistas that stretch out to Clear Water Bay and Sai Kung. Residents of Clear Water Bay know this hike well, and the added cultural value of a visit to Tin Hau temple makes the long hike worth it. Take the MTR to Cheung Kwan O and then minibus 103M along Clearwater Bay Road.
Clearwater Bay Hiking With Kids, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/hike-feast
What's nearby? Click here for the Clearwater Bay Guide! Be sure to eat at Po Toi O after your hike.
Make an afternoon out of it by taking the entire bunch over to Lamma for a leisurely stroll around the island. The flat and easy Family Trail finishes off at the beach, where you can splash around before pulling up seats at one of the Chinese seafood restaurants at the pier, such as the scrummy Lamma Hilton Shum Kee Seafood restaurant among many others. Catch a ferry from Central Pier No. 4. The journey is approximately 25 minutes.
Lamma Island Hiking With Kids, Website
What's nearby? Eat seafood by the sea at one of Lamma Island's fantastic alfresco restaurants.
From Central, take a bus or drive up to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road and walk along the flat, tranquil path that leads through the greenery and offers a breath of fresh air above the city. With lovely views of the reservoir and Lamma Island from afar, this easy walk is just what you and your little ones need to blow off some steam.
Pok Fu Lam Hiking With Kids, Website
What's nearby? Picnic by the reservoir or head into Cyberport for lunch!
If you can’t keep your kids’ attention spans longer than an hour, then perhaps the scenery along the Tai Tam Reservoir trail will. Starting at Parkview, the trail weaves through a picturesque journey with mesmerizing views of the Southside. Halfway through, the trail splits with a flight of stairs leading up to one of the toughest hikes in Hong Kong - The Twins - which winds up in Stanley, while the other smoother path takes you across the Tai Tam Reservoir.
Tai Tam Family Walk With Kids, Website
What's nearby? Stanley - head here for lunch!
Take your car up to Bowen Road and park it, or grab a cab to drop you and your wee ones off. The trail is short and sweet, plus you simply can’t beat the city views while walking along the shaded, lush path. The popular trail is a prized spot for runners - including moms that run with strollers in tow - and can be just the place to burn off that extra, post-natal chub.
Bowen Road Fitness Trail, Website
What's nearby? A visit to Hong Kong Zoological and Botanic Gardens is always perfect.
Take the tram or one of the numerous buses up to The Peak Trail. Although it’s touristy, the flat road is a breeze for strollers, and the looped, shady path offers spectacular views of the Island. Plus, there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants where you can change your bub and enjoy lunch with top views of the city we love! Another option to take up or down from the Peak is the famous Morning Trail - easy for strollers and toddlers.
The Peak Trail, Website
The Morning Trail, Website
Go for a leisurely hike and learn about Hong Kong history on this stroller and little-leg-apt trail, situated in Sai Kung Country Park. The paved trail is shaded, and there are varying degrees of difficulty to choose from. Start in Sheung Yiu - for those with prams, walk to the museum, those with young kiddos can loop around Tai Mong Sai Road, and those with older children can head out to High Island Reservoir.
Sheung Yiu Family Walk, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/sheung-yiu-family-walk
What's nearby? Visit Sai Kung after for a meal by the sea or a play in the square.
Check out Little Steps' hiking and outdoor guides:
Camping In Hong Kong - Our guide to the best places to camp.
Guide to Family Hiking in Hong Kong - Our top picks for family hiking under two hours.
Stroller Friendly Walks - Have a lovely stroll with the baby in pretty Hong Kong.
Top Family Hikes In Discovery Bay - Check out DB's best hikes with picturesque landscape views!
Our handpicked-resources to help you plan your hike:
Oasis Trek - bi-lingual site with hikes sorted by district, complete with photographic guide, a summary of distance, difficulty, and reviews.
Hike Hong Kong - complete with photos and step-by-step directions to get you to and back.
Trailwatch - Hong Kong-based hiking and conservation app to help you track and plan routes and distances.