September 1, 2015 Comments Off on Pottinger Peak Country Trail Reversed Hong Kong Island

Pottinger Peak Country Trail Reversed

Pottinger Peak Country Trail Reversed is a short 1.9km hike that is accessible from Chai Wan. To get the the beginning of the trail you will need to first catch a taxi towards Cape Collinson Correctional Institution and get off at the trail head. Alternatively you could first hike Pottinger Peak Country Trail the right way around.

Trail Head Options

Catch a taxi towards Cape Collinson Correctional Institution and get off at the trail head
First hike Pottinger Peak Country Trail

The trail begins with a relatively easy 100 meter climb, and then circles Pottinger Peak with views overlooking Big Wave Bay and Tathong Channel.

Trail Features

Views overlooking Big Wave Bay and Tathong Channel

Pottinger Peak Country Trail Reversed ends at the top of Chai Wan above the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. From here you could either walk down through the cemetery to Chai Wan, or continue onto Hong Kong Trail Stage 8, and additional 1.5km down towards Big Wave Bay.

Trail End Options

Walk down through the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery towards Chai Wan
Hike the final 1.5km of Hong Kong Trail Stage 8 to Big Wave Bay

First off, here is a map of the mobile network coverage of Pottinger Peak Country Trail. 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.

mobile network coverage of Pottinger Peak Country Trail

Now lets get hiking! After you have made your way to the trail head following the instructions above, you will find the start of Pottinger Peak Country Trail.

Starting Point on Cape Collinson Road.

Starting Point on Cape Collinson Road.

Paved stairs uphill.

Paved stairs uphill.

Go straight ahead here.

Go straight ahead here.

Keep to the right.

Keep to the right.

Again, keep to the right.

Again, keep to the right.

Cape Collinson Correctional Institution.

Cape Collinson Correctional Institution.

Black Kite

Black Kite

Looking towards Shek O.

Looking towards Shek O.

Turn right at the bottom of these stairs.

Turn right at the bottom of these stairs.

Keep to the right.

Keep to the right.

Some unknown berries.

Some unknown berries.

Views looking towards Shek O.

Views looking towards Shek O.

Ideopsis Similis Ceylon Blue Glassy Tiger Butterfly.

Ideopsis Similis Ceylon Blue Glassy Tiger Butterfly.

If you want to go to Big Wave Bay, you can turn left here. Otherwise continue straight ahead.

If you want to go to Big Wave Bay, you can turn left here. Otherwise continue straight ahead.

Almost there!

Almost there!

You've made it!

You’ve made it!

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