There's something about visiting someplace a second or third time. With all of the must-do attractions out of the way, you're able to make it your own and take a different approach to your visit.
This is especially true when contemplating attractions that are far away from the tourist center or that require a big chunk of what is usually quite a limited time period.
This was my second trip to Hong Kong and this freedom gave me the flexibility to take an amazing, scenic 4-hour hike in what felt like the middle of nowhere. Let's begin!
This is Hong Kong
But this (perhaps surprisingly) is also Hong Kong
The hike takes about 4 hours and is 8.5km (5.3 miles) long.
You can easily drive or get a cab to the starting point. You can also take public transit.
Bring plenty of water, some snacks and comfortable shoes.
There are no trash cans or bathrooms along the route. If you bring it in, take it out.
The Dragon's Back trail is section 8 of the greater Hong Kong trail. You can find more info about the full trail here.
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