Hong Kong Trail Stage 6 begins at the end of Hong Kong Trail Stage 5 or you may first walk up (a 300 meter ascent) Mount Parker Road in Quarry Bay (about 3km) until you reach the trail head. You’ll see a hut near the top of the road which is the end of Hong Kong Trail Stage 5.
Getting to the Trail Head
Walk 3km up Mount Parker Road from Quarry Bay
Hike Hong Kong Trail Stage 5
Hong Kong Trail Stage 6 is generally an easy downhill walk towards Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir, followed by a short 1.25km unpaved hike towards Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir. There are some opportunities to see wildlife along this section of Hong Kong Trail. When we hiked it we spotted butterflies and moths, moth larva, a Mabuya Longicaudata Skink and some various fish and some turtles near the reservoirs.
The end of Hong Kong Trail Stage 6 will put you on Tai Tam Road, where a bus or taxi can take you to either Stanley or Chai Wan after a short walk to the bus stop, or you could continue onto Hong Kong Trail Stage 7.
Trail End Options
Taxi or bus to either Chai Wan or Stanley
Continue onto Hong Kong Trail Stage 7
First off, here is a map of the mobile network coverage of Hong Kong Trail Stage 6. Take note of telephone booth locations and poor network coverage areas just in case you or one of your team members should have an accident. It is also useful to note the distance marker points so that if you do have an accident, that you can quote the nearest distance post.
Now, let’s get hiking, or at the least walking for the first section of this trail. The hut pictured below marks the end of Hong Kong Trail Stage 5.
This section of the trail, although being paved, is pleasant to walk down especially after it has just rained.
From this point it gets a bit confusing, with a lot of lefts and rights. Thankfully though, the trail is well marked with signs located at every turn.
After this left, we are onto unpaved hiking trails. At this particular spot you may see many butterflies in the surrounding trees.
At the end of the trail you can turn right and walk for a little bit to reach a bus stop that will either take you to Stanley, or Chai Wan. Alternatively you could continue onto Hong Kong Trail Stage 7.