Walk on 12th February 2017 - The Rooster Hill

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Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 16:22
Written by Annie Chow
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Location Distance Duration Elevation Difficulty

The Rooster Hill

(Sai Kung West Country Park)

About 13 - 21 km

 

Abt. 5 hours

 

Lowest: abt. 80m
Highest: abt. 399m

Accumulated elevation gain: abt. 700m

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* duration excludes travelling time

Brief

Wu Kai Sha MTR Exit B > Bus to Shui Long Wo > Mac 3 > Kai Kung Shan "Rooster Hill" (399M) > Lui Ta Shek Shan (379M) > Wa Mei Shan (391M) > Cheung Sheung (optional tofu desserts and lunch break) > Jacob's Ladder descent to Yung Shue O village > Shui Long Wo bus stop (abt. 13km loop walk)

 

Itinerary

This Sunday, February 12th 2017, the Trampers are going to visit the Rooster Hill (雞公山) in Sai Kung for a 2-boot lucky loop walk to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  The hike starts off a long ascent on stone steps to the peak of Rooster Hill, an excellent viewpoint of the Three Fathoms Cove, Ma On Shan, Sai Kung mountain ranges and islands on a clear day.  Following a series of descents and ascents on rocky trails, we will reach the "Thunder Strikes Rocky Hill"  (雷打石山) and Eye Brow Drawing Hill  (畫眉山).  Shortly after the third hill, we will enjoy a break at the Cheung Sheung Village.  A long descent by the Jacob's Ladder takes us to Yung Shu O Village and completes our lucky loop by a leisure level walk.  Avid hikers may take an optional 9km hike to the Hoi Ha Beach.

Group meets 10:30am at the Wu Kai Sha MTR Station Exit B.  Hikers who are familiar with the area, may meet us at the Shui Long Wo bus stop at 11:00am.  Bus #99, 99R, 299X and minibus 807B stop at the location.  

This hike involves walking up and down, flights of rocky steps and uneven dirt trails.  Please join the event with considerations of your hiking experience, fitness level and HK climate.  Bring at least 2L of water and /or energy drinks, snacks and fruits.  Proper clothing for hiking and shoes with good tread/grip.  Gloves, hat, umbrella, hiking poles, flashlight, sunglasses, sunblock, Octopus card, just small amount of cash, dry clothing, towels, jacket, etc.

If it is raining hard or thunderstorms are threatening, the walk may be cancelled.  If in doubt, call the trampers hotline 8209-0517 in the morning.

 

PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BELOW BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THIS WALK.  

Disclaimer: - People join this walk and any other walks organized by me at their own risks.  I shall not be held responsible in any way for any injury or death incurred or any loss or damage to personal property caused due to whatever causes including, but not limited to, negligence,neglect, errors of judgement and inadequate orientation skills on my part.  The fact that you show up at the time and place on the day to join the walk is an implication that you have agreed to and accepted unconditionally this disclaimer.   

Annie Chow