September 3, 2015 Comments (0) Hong Kong Island

Victoria Peak Loop Hiking Trail

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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.

Trail Statistics


Start: The Peak
Difficulty: Easy
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.

Trail Features

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.

Peak Tower Exit

Looking right from Peak Tower exit

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.

The view from the start of Hong Kong Trail Stage 1.

The view from the start of Victoria Peak Loop hiking trail.

Looking back towards The Peak Tower.

Looking back towards The Peak Tower.

The forest is quite stunning as you hike along Hong Kong Trail Stage 1.

The forest is quite stunning as you walk along this section.

You will catch glimpses of Hong Kong along the first half of Hong Kong Trail Stage 1.

You will catch glimpses of Hong Kong along the first half of this trail.

A pleasant walkway continues for 2.5km.

A pleasant walkway continues for 2.5km.

Don't forget to check out the local plants and flowers.

Don’t forget to check out the local plants and flowers.

Hong Kong's Concrete Jungle.

Hong Kong’s Concrete Jungle.

The walkway up ahead.

The walkway up ahead.

Lookout Points along the way.

Lookout Points along the way.

Beautiful overhanging trees.

Beautiful overhanging trees.

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Dysphania Militaris Moth.

Don't forget to look up occasionally.

Don’t forget to look up occasionally.

After marker H005 you will come to this Park Area.

When you reach this park area, continues straight ahead, veering slightly left towards The Peak Tram Station.

The trail continues, passing some small play/exercise areas.

The trail continues, passing some small play/exercise areas.

At the end, The Peak Tower will come back into view.

At the end, The Peak Tower will come back into view.

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