How to get there:
The best starting point may be the last stop, Tung Chung, on the metro line to
Lantau island, however a ferry from central Hong Kong to Mui Wo (from Pier 6) is also
a good option.
I started at Mui Wo and ended in Tung Chung, so this will be described.
From the ferry, head uphill (side walk on the right) along the main Hwy. that heads
south-west. After about 2 kilometer you
will see the trailhead on your right. Big signs
and some facilities. From here, follow signs for Sunset Peak. There are many stone steps
as the trail climbs to a saddle at 610 meter of elevation. From here, the trail continues
a gradual climb, but now on the north side of the main crest. You will pass a trail fork,
well sign posted,
where left heads down towards Tung Chung, continue left. The trail now
gains the main crest, then heads south-west
while by-passing Sunset Peak on the (left) south side.
Look for a pretty obvious smaller (no signs!) trail that forks right in order to
climb the peak. Follow this to the summit.
There is a big summit marker as well
as a summit sign.
The route down to Tung Chung runs down another set of stone steps,
then exits onto a small
road that is closed to motor vehicles. Follow this road left. It eventually hits a set
of bigger roads in Tung Chung. Locate a pretty visible pedestrian walkway (on a bridge structure),
follow this as it eventually turns left and exits on the main plaza in town. The MTR station
called Tung Chung is located here. (Reverse this if starting here,)
I left pretty late after a good breakfast, took the 27A mini-bus to Sha Tin, then the blue, green and
red line to Central Hong Kong. A short walk brought me to Pier 6 where I got the ferry to Mui Wo.
I started walking around 1215, and arrived at the trailhead at 1250. From here, a nice trail with many
steps led almost all the way to the summit. It was 32C warm and it felt like walking in a sauna. A steady
uphill with a strong sun hitting you. I forked off the main trail in the obvious place and
arrived at the summit at 1415. Leaving at 1430, I walked back to the fork that had a trail descending
towards Tung Chung. Again, many steps, but downhill. I came out at some sort of
trailhead by a small road with no motor vehicles. Hiking along this road brought me
back to Tung Chung. ´There a man told me that the metro was closed down due to the
current demonstrations/disturbances, however this was fortunately not true. I got onto
a train and 4 trains and a bus later, I arrived back home at 1730. '