Hiking with little ones isn’t always easy. However, if given an option of relaxed family trails plus a chance at witnessing monkeys in nature – then Kam Shan Country Park might be the perfect way to entice them to an adventurous day out. Also known as Monkey Hill, it is home to large populations of the Rhesus Macaques Monkeys – giving you a taste of the wildlife in our very own backyard!
With a convenient location just steps away from the city, between northwestern Kowloon and Sha Tin, lies this hidden gem of sweeping landscapes, thick jungles, and Hong Kong wildlife.
Beginning from the Shek Lei Pui Reservoir, you’ll immediately be surrounded by the monkeys and occasional wild boars. There will be clear signs of the do’s and don’ts when in the vicinity of the monkeys, but be sure to not feed the animals as this may encourage them to edge closer and possibly become feisty.
From the reservoir, take the path on your left then cross the Kowloon Reservoir dam wall entering into Kam Shan Country Park. From here, you’ll have a few trails to choose from. The Kam Shan Tree Walk is a relatively simple, short trail with a mostly flat, paved road – and can be completed in less than an hour. Perfect for strolls with little ones!
More adventurous types can work their way to the top of Monkey Hill or try some of the more challenging trails leading out of the park such as MacLehose Trail eastwards toward Lion Rock. Walking up Monkey Hill, you may also choose to detour along the enjoyable Kam Shan Family Trail.
For a day in the wildlife plus mini or big adventures, Kam Shan Country Park awaits you!
A dose of the wildlife, monkeys, boars and family-friendly trails in our very own backyard of Home Kong!
Families with little ones as well as more adventurous hikers, depending on your chosen trail.
There are plenty of biking trails and more adventurous hikes leading out of Monkey Hill. Alternatively, you can drive through some areas of the park where you can see the monkeys from the comfort of your vehicle.