September 4, 2015 Comments Off on Discovery Bay Trappist Monastery Loop Reversed Lantau Island

Discovery Bay Trappist Monastery Loop Reversed

When I was living in Discovery Bay this used to be one of my favorite hiking trails. There are several variations to this hike, which will be covered at a later stage and added here for your reference.

Trail Statistics


Start: DB Ferry Pier
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 5.8km
Elevation gain: 242m
Elevation loss: 242m
Min elevation: 4m
Max elevation: 197m
Time: 1hr 30mins
End: DB Ferry Pier

Starting and finishing at Discovery Bay Ferry Pier, this trail goes through and along the coast of Nim Shue Wan and then up the hill via an unpaved trail, alongside the golf course and back to Discovery Bay.

4th Sep 2015 NOTE: Current land excavations near the golf course may change this trail path slightly. We will update in due course.

How to Get to the Trail Head

Discovery Bay Ferry from Pier 3 in Central
DB01R bus from Tung Chung, last stop
DB03R Bus from Sunny Bay, last stop
If you live in Discovery Bay, make your way to the Ferry Pier

On a clear day you can get some great photos overlooking Discovery Bay, Disneyland, Peng Chau, and you can even see all the way to Central if you’re lucky.

On the wildlife side, spiders, in particular the Giant Golden Orb Weaver are plentiful during the summer months, otherwise wildlife may be a little sparse.

Trail Features

Fantastic views of Discovery Bay, Disneyland, Peng Chau, Central

This is a short hike, but can be a little strenuous for the novice hiker on the road up to Trappist Monastery.

Trail End Options

Discovery Bay Ferry to Pier 3 in Central
DB01R bus to Tung Chung
DB03R bus to Sunny Bay
If you live in Discovery Bay, make your way back home!

Garmin Connect Discovery Bay Trappist Monastery Loop Reversed GPS Map

Now, let’s get onto the hike. After you’ve made your way to the Discovery Bay Ferry Pier, follow these instructions:

Turn left out of Discovery Bay Ferry Pier.

Turn left out of Discovery Bay Ferry Pier.

Walk straight ahead, past the bus terminus.

Walk straight ahead, past the bus terminus.

Go up to the road.

Go up to the road.

Turn left onto the main road.

Turn left onto the main road.

Keep going. Take the next right.

Keep going. Take the next right.

Right here.

Right here.

Just after you turn, there's a small entrance in the fence/trees.

Just after you turn, there’s a small entrance in the fence/trees.

Follow the path which leads onto this promenade.

Follow the path which leads onto this promenade.

Some private boats.

Some private boats.

Pass through a small village. Right here.

Pass through a small village. Right here.

Left here.

Left here.

Keep to the right.

Keep to the right.

Pass by a small farm.

Pass by a small farm.

Some beautiful views of the ocean.

Some beautiful views of the ocean.

Pass almost through some village houses.

Pass almost through some village houses.

The beach along here is always dirty despite efforts made by DB Green to keep it clean.

The beach along here is always dirty despite efforts made by DB Green to keep it clean.

Golden Web spun by the Giant Golden Orb Weaver.

Golden Web spun by the Giant Golden Orb Weaver.

Pass through another small village. Right and up the stairs at the white house.

Pass through another small village. Right and up the stairs at the white house.

Peng Chau foreground.

Peng Chau foreground.

Continue up the hill.

Continue up the hill.

This old jeep has been here for a long time. The mind boggles how it got here.

This old jeep has been here for a long time. The mind boggles how it got here.

WOW! It was a clear day.

WOW! It was a clear day.

Turn right onto the road. Steep uphill section ahead.

Turn right onto the road. Steep uphill section ahead.

Views to your left between the trees.

Views to your left between the trees.

Central in the distance.

Central in the distance.

Giant Golden Orb Weaver. It will give you a nasty bite, but not a venomous one.

Giant Golden Orb Weaver. It will give you a nasty bite, but not a venomous one.

Pretty Flower!

Pretty Flower!

At the monastery turn right.

At the monastery turn right.

And immediately right again onto the unpaved trail.

And immediately right again onto the unpaved trail.

Trappist Monastery through the trees.

Trappist Monastery through the trees.

Pleasant shaded hiking trail.

Pleasant shaded hiking trail.

Turn right here.

Turn right here.

The last section of shaded hiking trail.

The last section of shaded hiking trail.

Hello sunshine! Hello breathtaking views!

Hello sunshine! Hello breathtaking views!

Disneyland foreground. Tsing Ma bridge background.

Disneyland foreground. Tsing Ma bridge background.

Oh my what a view.

Oh my what a view.

This used to be a left, now it's a right. Though stay tuned for an update since construction is currently happening here.

This used to be a left, now it’s a right. Though stay tuned for an update since construction is currently happening here.

Continue around the construction till you see the trees ahead. Continue onto the paved trail beyond the trees.

Continue around the construction till you see the trees ahead. Continue onto the paved trail beyond the trees.

Steep downhill paved trail.

Steep downhill paved trail.

With breathtaking views ahead.

With breathtaking views ahead.

Hong Kong Island in the distance.

Hong Kong Island in the distance.

The paved trail leads into a narrow drainage channel. Follow it down to the flats below.

The paved trail leads into a narrow drainage channel. Follow it down to the flats below.

Orthetrum triangulare triangulare Blue-tailed Forest Hawk Dragonfly

Orthetrum triangulare triangulare Blue-tailed Forest Hawk Dragonfly

View to you left. Follow the road all the way down.

View to you left. Follow the road all the way down.

At the bottom of the road take a right followed by a left.

At the bottom of the road take a right followed by a left.

And go back down...

And go back down…

to Discovery Bay Ferry Pier.

to Discovery Bay Ferry Pier.

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