The Victoria Peak Loop hiking trail starts off exactly the same as Hong Kong Trail Stage 1, however it makes a short loop back to The Peak, which is perfect for a leisurely walk, for joggers or even for tourists.
Start: The Peak
Distance: About 4.5km
Time: 1hr 30mins
End: The Peak
To get to the start of the trail you can either walk up Old Peak Road (though it can be a little confusing), take a Taxi or the Number 1 mini bus from beneath IFC mall, or of course by taking The Peak Tram, the most popular way.
How to Get to the Trail Head
Walk up Old Peak Road
NWFB bus number 15 from Central Exchange Square
Green Minibus number 1 bus from beneath IFC Mall (take the escalator down from the DB Ferry Pier exit)
The Peak Tram
This Victoria Peak Loop hiking trail is great for grabbing some great photos overlooking Hong Kong. It is also flat and paved, making it easy for anyone who is not the hiking type.
Great Photos overlooking Hong Kong
Signage displaying wildlife and fauna found in the surrounding areas
This hike is very much family orientated with signage displaying wildlife and fauna found in the surrounding areas.
Trail End Options
Walk down Old Peak Road
NWFB bus number 15 to Central Exchange Square
Green Minibus number 1 bus to IFC Mall
The Peak Tram
Buy the Hong Kong Island Countryside Series Map online for a detailed hiking map that you can take with you on the trail.
Now lets get on with the Hike. At The Peak, make your way to the main entrance of The Peak Tower, and turn right, looking for Luard Road.
You will see a sign for Lugard Road, which is where Hong Kong Trail Stage 1 starts and where this trail starts. Just after this sign is a toilet if you need it down the stairs to the right, otherwise continue straight ahead passing right of the white building.
Onwards, the trail meanders alongside the mountains edge on a paved trail until you reach an open park area.
You will have a lot of photo opportunities along this section overlooking Hong Kong if it is a clear day.
You can also find lots of signage along this section describing the plants, trees and wildlife found in the area.