Location: North 22.48922, East 114.20787 (GPS on the summit)
Difficulty: YDS class 1
Climbed November 5, 2019
How to get there:
A good starting point is Tai Mei Tuk. You may travel there by bus number 75K. This
bus leaves the bus station located directly across from the Tai Po market MTR (train/metro)
station. Walk into the bus terminal area,
you will find platform 75K to the right and
quite a bit to the inside. Take the bus to its final stop, Tai Mei Tuk, the travel time
is about 40 minutes. This location is N22.47221, E114.23289, elevation about 5 meter.
from the bus stop, continue along the main road, Ting Kok Road. Walk about 600 meter and look
for a smaller road (possibly signed) that forks left (uphill). The official trailhead portal
is located at N22.47711, E114.23620, elevation around 50 meter. This is slightly less than
100 meter after leaving the main road.
A good trail starts here and heads uphill with nicely made steps. Continue to follow this
trail, ignore a trail that merges from your right. The trail is gentle uphill with some
level sections. Nice view to the sea.
Continue to a signed trail fork at location N22.48962, E114.23483, elevation
about 335 meter. Turn sharply left at this junction. The trail continues with a more
sustained uphill (many steps) to reach a first, nice,
summit point at location
N22.48499, E114.23405, elevation 511 meter.
From here, the trail continues across several minor tops,
quite a bit up and down mostly
steps, before reaching the summit of Shun Yeung,
at 590 meter. From here, you will see
Wong Leng, as the culminating summit
of a ridge that ascends from the local col between
Shun Yeung and Wong Leng. Shun Yeung has a prominence of about 90 meter, slightly short
of qualifying as an independent peak.
The main trail passes right (north) of Wong Leng, but there is a short and very clear
side trail that serves the summit.
The summit has a concrete pillar, but no elevation
One may return the same way, however a nice option is to complete the traverse of
this long hill, by hiking
to the small place named Hok Tau. The trail is signed with
this name. Follow the trail as it eventually bends a bit left, then descends steeply
(good stone steps) to the valley floor. You arrive at a trail fork (level area), turn
right here. This brings you to a
small recreational area at location
N22.49022, E114.18320, elevation about 120 meter.
This is your exit trailhead.
Keep right ín order to enter a narrow,
paved road that runs along a small water reservoir, crossing a dam. Follow the
road across a small local hill, then descending into a small community. There is a
bus stop on your right hand side. This local bus (does not run very frequently) will
take you to the Fanling MTR station. This is 2 stops away from Tai Po market where
I travelled to Tai Po Market and found the bus stop without any problems. The bus left
at 1000 and took about 40 minutes to get to Tai Mei Tuk. I left the main road too early
and followed a not so good way to the trailhead. Finally there, I started along the
proper trail at 1100. The first top was reached at 1150 and Shun Yueng at 1215.
I was on top of Wong Leng by 1255 and decided to continue the traverse towards Hok Tau.
Altogether a nice hike, I arrived at the exit trailhead around
1350, continued down the road and walked past the first bus stop. I finally stopped
on a hilltop with a small traffic circle as two other people were waiting for the bus
there. By now, the time was 1430. After this bus, two stops on the MTR, then my shuttle
back to MayFair by the Sea, the time was now 1530.
This active day concluded with a 500 meter swim, a good sauna and later Heidi
and I went for dinner at a restaurant located by the walking path along the sea side.
Yantian, looking north from the first summit point.