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Hike Lam Tsuen Country Park Kai Kung Leng – A Bit of Background
We always feel exhilarated by a hike in Lam Tsuen Country Park. In short, that’s because the views up in Hong Kong’s northern New Territories, near the Shenzhen border, are spectacular. The trails up here exist at the intersection of development and nature, so you’ll not only see rugged Hong Kong mountains, but off in the distance you’ll also see the towering Shenzhen skyline.
From within Lam Tsuen Country Park, you can also view one of our favorite routes over Pat Sin Leng (the Ridge of Eight Immortals). Further, you will be able to gaze at Hong Kong’s highest peak, Tai Mo Shan. And, you’ll be able to see the challenging trail up Cloudy Hill. Even more, most of the trails in this area are seldom crowded. The terrain you’ll experience when you hike Lam Tsuen Country Park is quite challenging however and thus not suitable for beginner hikers. But, the effort this area requires is well worth the scenic rewards.
Fast Facts – Hike Lam Tsuen Country Park Kai Kung Leng
Not Including Breaks
One Way Distance
Cum. Elevation Gain
When you hike Lam Tsuen Country Park itself, there are two main routes. In this article, we will share with you all the information you need to hike Kai Kung Leng (the Cantonese means ‘Rooster Ridge’). However, if after hiking Kai Kung Leng you want to do the other ridge hike in Lam Tsuen Country Park, check out our guide to hike Tai To Yan (Razor’s Edge Ridge).
No matter which you choose to do first, we recommend you eventually hike both. Each one is a truly off-the-beaten-path Hong Kong experience. So read on, and then lace up your shoes and go hiking! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please leave us a comment below, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
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Seasonal Considerations to Hike Lam Tsuen Country Park
There is virtually no shade along this entire route. There is also no water. We do not recommend hiking in Lam Tsuen Country Park during the summer months. The winter months are when this route will be most enjoyable. You can check out Hong Kong’s weather trends here.
Gear Essentials to Hike Lam Tsuen Country Park
The main items you’ll need to hike in Lam Tsuen Country Park, and in particular Kai Kung Leng, are hiking poles (we’ll explain why below), hiking shoes – no need for boots, sun protection, and water.
Hiking Poles For Hiking In Lam Tsuen Country Park
When you hike Kai Kung Leng, be prepared for a lot of loose dirt/gravel as well as sections of trail that go virtually straight up and then straight down. Therefore, we HIGHLY recommend you bring hiking poles when you attempt this route. We bring these Black Diamond hiking poles, but no matter what you do, make sure you bring some along.