Best for: Beginners
One of Hong Kong’s most iconic hikes, thanks to a combination of accessibility, relative ease and scenic views, this hike begins just outside the most eastern MTR (subway) station of Chai Wan, on Hong Kong Island. The first section, which consists primarily of stairs, is followed by a two-hour hike over and above the ridges that overlooks the eastern part of Hong Kong Island. Although the highest elevation is only 284 metres, the ridges that give rise to the hike’s name offer spectacular coastal views across the headland of Shek O. This is one of many key Hong Kong hikes to finish at a beach, culminating at one of the island’s finest, Big Wave Bay, popular among surfers.