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Mui Wo To Pui O Hike – Enjoyable For Hikers Of All Levels
Welcome to the Mui Wo to Pui O hike, a hidden gem nestled on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. This trail is not just a path, but a journey through diverse landscapes and natural splendor.
Ideal for families and nature enthusiasts alike, this hike takes you through verdant junglescapes and offers breathtaking views of the South China Sea. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a weekend explorer, this guide aims to equip you with all the necessary information, ensuring a memorable and safe hiking experience for you and your loved ones. And since you’ll be on the Lantau Trail for most of this hike, you’ll find it easy to follow the entire time!
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Trail Information – Fast Facts Mui Wo To Pui O
- Trail Difficulty: Moderate
- Distance: 7.2 km (4.5 miles)
- Elevation Gain: 335 m (1100 ft)
- Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Trail Description and Points of Interest
The Mui Wo to Pui O hike is a fascinating journey, offering breathtaking views and a diverse range of flora and fauna. As you begin your hike in Mui Wo, you’ll be greeted by lush greenery and the serene sounds of nature.
Key points of interest include the historic Man Mo Temple, the scenic Silvermine Bay Beach, and the lush Lantau South Country Park. Don’t miss the panoramic views of the South China Sea, a true highlight of this trail.
Below are some of the sites you’ll see along our route!
The trail starts out a bit “technical,” but really it’s not bad.
If you take some time to play, the bumpy terrain will truly not be an issue at all.
After a bit, the trail smooths out, but still keep any eye out for roots.
If you haven’t yet seen any water buffalo, you’ll likely see some off in the distance at this farm.
Keep an eye (and ear) out for birds, as there are plenty, especially along the coast.
There isn’t too much Silvergrass along this route, so savor the few spots in which you find it!
Most of the path is paved, just as you see below.
On the side of the trail opposite the shore, there are a number of farms.
If you care to combine this Mui Wo to Pui O hike with strawberry picking, you’re in luck!
Pui O Beach is where you’ll end this hike, and it’s a great reward on many levels.
The boys were THRILLED to end on a beach.
The water buffalo were quite happy too.
For a comfortable and safe hiking experience, and full breath of what we recommend you bring on this hike, check out our day hike packing guide. If you want the essentials only, we recommend the following:
- Sturdy hiking shoes
- Water and snacks
- Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
- Rain gear (especially during monsoon season)
- A camera to capture the stunning views
Family Hiking Safety Tips
Safety is paramount, especially when hiking with family. Ensure everyone stays hydrated, stick to the marked paths, and be mindful of weather changes. It’s also a good idea to inform someone about your hiking plan and expected return time.
Also, keep a safe distance from the many water buffalo you will likely see along the route, and in general, follow the Hong Kong Country Park Safety Guidelines.
Trail Head and Route
The trail begins at the Mui Wo Ferry Pier (GPS coordinates: +22.264831, +114.001943). Head south until you get onto Mu Wo Ferry Pier Road – You’ll be on the Lantau Trail.
Very soon, you’ll see a hiking path on your right-hand side leading up and away from the paved road. Follow this up, and then use our map to make sure you’re on track for the rest of the route!
The trail is well-marked, leading you towards Pui O, where the hike concludes. This route offers a mix of some gentle uphill climbs and relaxing flat sections, suitable for a moderate fitness level.
Start at the Mui Wo Ferry Pier, and end at Pui O Beach. There are many ways to get to the Mui Wo Ferry Pier and back from Pui O Beach. We recommend you use Google Maps to choose the route you best like.
A note about our hiking route: In the spirit of making this hike as family-friendly as possible, we hiked along the coastline the entire time – that is the route we provide you in the maps below. However, at one point along our route, there are trail signs that point to “Pui O” which will take you up and over Tai Ngau Wu Teng Mountain. Do NOT follow those signs if you’d like to avoid that more challenging climb. Put more simply, use our route map, and you’ll be on the gentle and easy route the entire time!
All you have to do is download GuruMaps, then download our Mui Wo to Pui O route map by clicking one of the file format options in the top right-hand corner of the map below – GPX, KML, or GeoJSON, and then open that downloaded file in GuruMaps, and VOILA! You’ll have our route map on your phone, and you’ll be able to use it even if you have no service when you’re hiking from Mui Wo to Pui O.
If you’re more comfortable with a Google Map, we’ve got you covered too. But keep in mind that the service between Mui Wo and Pui O is quite spotty, so we recommend you download GuruMaps.
If you’re hungry for more adventure, consider camping on Lantau Island. If you’re keen to explore another one of Hong Kong’s islands, make sure to hike Lamma Island, and if you’re looking for a real challenge, hike Mount Stenhouse.
Mui Wo To Pui O Hike – Conclusion
In conclusion, the Mui Wo to Pui O hike on Lantau Island is more than just a trail; it’s a captivating adventure that promises to leave an indelible mark on your heart. The combination of diverse ecosystems and panoramic ocean views makes this hike a must-experience activity in Hong Kong.
Whether you seek a family outing, a solitary escape into nature, or a photographic journey, this trail caters to all.
Remember to respect nature, stay safe, and cherish the memories you create along this scenic route. The Mui Wo to Pui O hike is not just a walk, it’s an experience to be treasured.
- Is the Mui Wo to Pui O hike suitable for young children?
Yes, with moderate difficulty and well-marked paths, it’s great for families, but children should be accompanied by adults.
- What is the best time of year to do the hike?
Autumn and spring offer the most pleasant weather conditions for this hike.
- Do I need a guide for the Mui Wo to Pui O hike?
A guide is not necessary as the trail is well-marked.