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.
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.
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.
Walk straight ahead, past the bus terminus.
Go up to the road.
Turn left onto the main road.
Keep going. Take the next right.
Just after you turn, there’s a small entrance in the fence/trees.
Follow the path which leads onto this promenade.
Some private boats.
Pass through a small village. Right here.
Keep to the right.
Pass by a small farm.
Some beautiful views of the ocean.
Pass almost through some village houses.
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.
Pass through another small village. Right and up the stairs at the white house.
Peng Chau foreground.
Continue up the hill.
This old jeep has been here for a long time. The mind boggles how it got here.
WOW! It was a clear day.
Turn right onto the road. Steep uphill section ahead.
Views to your left between the trees.
Central in the distance.
Giant Golden Orb Weaver. It will give you a nasty bite, but not a venomous one.
At the monastery turn right.
And immediately right again onto the unpaved trail.
Trappist Monastery through the trees.
Pleasant shaded hiking trail.
Turn right here.
The last section of shaded hiking trail.
Hello sunshine! Hello breathtaking views!
Disneyland foreground. Tsing Ma bridge background.
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.
Continue around the construction till you see the trees ahead. Continue onto the paved trail beyond the trees.
Steep downhill paved trail.
With breathtaking views ahead.
Hong Kong Island in the distance.
The paved trail leads into a narrow drainage channel. Follow it down to the flats below.
A fresh easterly airstream is affecting the coast of Guangdong. Meanwhile, a band of clouds is covering eastern Guangdong.
At noon, Tropical Storm Surigae was centred about 140 kilometres south-southwest of Yap. It is forecast to move northwest or north-northwest slowly in the general direction to the seas east of the Philippines and intensify gradually. Weather forecast for this afternoon and tonight:Mainly cloudy with one or two light rain patches. Sunny intervals in the afternoon. Moderate to fresh easterly winds.
Outlook: Cloudy with a few rain patches in the next couple of days. Rain will be more frequent later on Friday. The weather will improve and it will be dry during the day early next week.
At 3 p.m. at the Hong Kong Observatory : Air temperature : 25 degrees Celsius Relative Humidity : 81 per cent During the past hour the mean UV Index recorded at King's Park : 3 Intensity of UV radiation : moderate The air temperatures at other places were: Hong Kong Observatory25 degrees ; King's Park25 degrees ; Wong Chuk Hang25 degrees ; Ta Kwu Ling27 degrees ; Lau Fau Shan29 degrees ; Tai Po25 degrees ; Sha Tin24 degrees ; Tuen Mun27 degrees ; Tseung Kwan O23 degrees ; Sai Kung23 degrees ; Cheung Chau26 degrees ; Chek Lap Kok27 degrees ; Tsing Yi27 degrees ; Shek Kong28 degrees ; Tsuen Wan Ho Koon25 degrees ; Tsuen Wan Shing Mun Valley25 degrees ; Hong Kong Park24 degrees ; Shau Kei Wan23 degrees ; Kowloon City24 degrees ; Happy Valley25 degrees ; Wong Tai Sin24 degrees ; Stanley24 degrees ; Kwun Tong23 degrees ; Sham Shui Po27 degrees ; Kai Tak Runway Park23 degrees ; Yuen Long Park29 degrees ; Tai Mei Tuk25 degrees . [air temperatures at other places]