Lion Rock

  • Lion Rock
  • 495 m
  • Primary factor 205 m
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Location: North 22.35300, East 114.18716 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1
  • Climbed October 25, 2019


How to get there:
Take the green MTR line to Wong Tai Sin. From there, a short taxi ride can take you to the trailhead. There are really two trailheads, the higher one called Shatin Pass, a road named Shatin Pass Road is the one to follow in order to get there. The alternative is a small park called Lion Rock Park, location N22.34456, E114.18476, elevation about 85 meter.
Route description:
I hiked along a nice trail from Lion Rock Park, partly stone steps. The trail will make the main crest, you should turn right and follow the trail to the summit. Note that there are 3 summits of roughly the same elevation. There is no detour in visiting all three. Continue the trail, it descends steeply with many steps, and follow the sign to Shatin Pass.
I intended the taxi to take me to Shatin Pass, however he drove me to the Lion Rock Park. Never mind, this was also a perfectly good starting point. The hike was straightforward, it took me about one hour to reach the summit. There are three summits, all with pretty good views of the city. One should take some time to rest and enjoy the fine views.
I left around 1230 following signs for Shatin Pass. However, back down on the main trail, I redecided my course and went back towards Beacon hill. On the way there, I took a smaller trail that forked right, crossed over a small hump, then descended quite a long way and finally joined other routes in a major trail intersection at location 22.35639, E114.18063, elevation about 250 meter.
I took the downhill trail, sort of north, from here. This got me to the well defined trailhead at N22.36402, E114.18119, elevation about 60 meter. From here, it was an easy downhill stroll to the MTR station Tai Wai.