Hiking trails are the key pathway for people to come in touch with nature in Hong Kong, while many locals and tourists enjoy nature outings for leisure with the city’s accessible trails, not many pay attention to the maintenance efforts and care needed for the trails at their feet. With the increased popularity of outdoor events and sport competitions, in recent years, the erosion impacts from the surge in usage have caught up with some of the nature trails and also brought about waste problems.
Hong Kong is rich in resources of the countryside and a diverse natural landscape. You can access amazing sceneries though the trails from the village views to mountain ranges.
Since 1979, Hong Kong has successively established many different types, lengths and difficulty of trails, the trails regularly maintained by the AFCD are over 500 km in length, including:
There are also ancient trails, non-maintained trails, morning walks built by other government bodies and rural trails, etc.