針草帽 (針山‧草山‧大帽山) Needle Hill, Grassy Hill, Tai Mo Shan

Needle Hill, Grassy Hill, Tai Mo Shan

 

Route
Shing Mun Road (Pinapple Dam)>Shing Mun Reservoir Main Dam>Needle Hill>Grassy Hill>Lead Mine Pass>Tai Mo Shan>
Route Twisk (Tsuen Kam Au)

Recommendation
★★★★★

Difficulty
★★★★★

Length
18 KM

Duration
6 hours

Support
Store at
Pinapple Dam (start point)
Vending machine at
Lead Mine Pass (but it is often sold out)
Store at Tsuen Kam Au (end point)

Transport
Start Point
Green Minibus No. 82 (
Link Click Here), alighting at Shing Mun Road
End Point
Bus (KMB) No. 51 (
Link Click Here)

Map (reference only)

Elevation (reference only)

Because of its convenient transportation and good condition of trail paths, Needle Hill, Grassy Hill & Tai Mo Shan (針草帽) is a very popular route for trail running in Hong Kong. With its excellent views along the trail, it is one of the best long-distance hiking trails in Hong Kong.

Get off at Shing Mun Road (Pinapple Dam) and walk along Shing Mun Road to the main dam

Crossing the Shing Mun Reservoir Main Dam

Turn right after crossing the dam, enter via the wooden archway of Maclehose Trail (Stage Seven)
It will keep gaining altitude till the tip of the Needle Hill

Needle Hill, one of the sharpest mountain in Hong Kong

The summit of Needle Hill, with a height of 532 meters

The views of Shing Mun Reservoir and Sha Tin on the summit of Needle Hill

The next peak is Grassy Hill

At this point, turn left and descend by stone steps to the Lead Mine Pass
but before getting to Lead Mine Pass, turn right to the summit of Grassy Hill

The trigonometrical station of Grassy Hill, with a height of 647 meters
Back track to Lead Mine Pass afterward

Lead Mine Pass, there are toilet, pavilion and vending machine (but it is often sold out), great place to take a break

Enter via the wooden archway of Maclehose Trail (Stage Eight)

Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak in Hong Kong at an elevation of 957 meters, but the summit is occupied and restricted by the rader station of Hong Kong Observatory, the entrance of the rader station is the highest position of Tai Mo Shan for the public

Downhill by concrete service road after passing the rader station

Before the bus stop at Route Twisk, store and toilet provided

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