Hong Kong is full of hills, low and short enough to be summited in half a day. Lion Rock is one of them, a very walkable hill about 495m high, rated as number 52 highest out of 131 hills in HK (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mountains,_peaks_and_hills_in_Hong_Kong).
This post is not about directions on how to get to the peak. There are already a number of blog posts on directions, one of the better ones (which I referred to) is this post by Jean-Christophe Clement: http://hikehongkong.blogspot.hk/2011/11/lion-rock.htm. It gives you a very easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to get there and back. I'll instead take you through the experiences and sights of my 4-hr trek, from Wong Tai Sin MTR Station to the peak and back.
Following the directions out of Wong Tai Sin MTR Station, we started our 1hr hike to the trail entrance. What the blog doesn't say is the hike to the trail entrance is mostly upslope. Although it was a paved road, the very warm day which we chose to hike in made it more tiring than it should be.
|Sunny day for a hike|
|Best day for hanging clothes out to dry|