Dragon's Back
Dragon's Back
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  • Snoop1968
    Hobart, Australia32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful outlooks
    We walked the complete trail and ended up at big wave bay , about 7km all up. Had a very freshly made hamburger & drink at Eric’s kitchen sitting on the beach then hopped on a No. 9 bus back into town. Tips. If possible walk during the week , take water and non slip shoes, first section is steep then follows the ridge line along and you come into the back of big wave bay, follow the signage. It was quite peaceful and would do it again.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Shalli Ang
    Singapore, Singapore764 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Getaway from the Crowd.
    We decided to do a simple hike to be away from the crowd from central Hong Kong. Took MTR to Shau Kei Wan MTR station and board the mini bus 9 from the small bus interchange outside the MTR station. The bus accept payment of HKD 11 by Octopus card and a short 30mins ride will bring u to To Tei Wan bus stop where most of the hikers will alight. There is a toilet near this stop before u go uphill on the start of the hike. We spend 3hrs on the hike and exit at Big Wave Bay and took the mini bus 9 back to Shau Kei Wan MTR station. The bus stop were inside a car park and the same bus that comes from Shau Kei Wan MTR station will drive back to the starting same station.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 December 2023
  • ciaranomeara
    Glasgow, United Kingdom91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views. Ridiculously easy hike.
    The trail was busy because of New Year. That said, we had hyped ourself up for a big hike and tired legs at the end of the day. I'm not a big hillwalker even for a Scottish person, but we both found this incredibly easy. I don't understand how some websites list this as moderate to severe. There was about 30 minutes of elevation, then light elevation the rest of the way. The worst you will get is a bit thirsty halfway up. The views are spectacular and worth the daytrip.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Suzanne B
    Newmarket, Canada12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot walk on Dragon’s Back
    Fun walk in very hot conditions so took lots of water. Lots of stairs, was sunny so helped to have large brim hat. Took bus from start/end to lower town for some Thai food. Used Uber to get four of us from Central district but took public bus and green line hop-on-hop off bus to return home for more sightseeing after.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 March 2024
  • StepheyTSC
    Singapore, Singapore516 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good trail to attempt if you have time to spare
    Incline for first hr can be challenging with rocky terrain and really requires good shoes and fitness levels. Even the locals I saw were carrying hiking poles to help them. Definitely bring lots of water and some snacks to go the distance. It was a Friday after Tom Sweeping public holiday and it was really crowded so do check before you head out. Good views and great winds but can be hot and sunny on the top, exposed areas.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 April 2024
  • Gwynnie
    Meerhout, Belgium37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really nice walk
    Was a lovely hike with some really amazing views. 3h and finishing at Big Wave Beach which is well equipped for a nice swim: Changing rooms and showers all there. Toilets available at start, middle and finish of walk. At Big Wave beach take the bus to Shek O. Is 1 stop and terminus. Either get out for a walk in Shek O or hop on again to go back to MTR
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 April 2024
  • WolffieNZ
    Morrinsville, New Zealand91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Way too hot, but a beautiful day trip
    I had planned to start the walk by 8:30am, but by the time I walked to MTR (with a sneaky iced coffee, dim sum from street vendor, plus the purchase of a couple of bananas), then travelled the chai wan line, got the 9 bus from shau kei wan, it was easily 90 mins from leaving my hotel. As others have suggested, tell your bus driver you want to stop at dragons back. So at 11am, in the peak of HK summer, up the hill I went. To be honest, it’s not that hard. Not a totally smooth track, but I didn’t miss my walking pole at all. Well signposted - and local cell service throughout. The saddle was HOT and very little shelter from the sun. Beautiful views though. The swimming beaches below look absolutely stunning. After the saddle, there are a few path choices to make. I kept to the right, intending to make it to Big wave bay. Once you have done the initial climb, it’s pretty flat. By chance, I met a couple of locals who adopted me and wouldn’t let me go down the signposted big wave bay track which looked pretty rough. Instead they walked me about a kilometre beside the water drain, and I ended up at the top of the most wonderful steps. Apparently there are 1200 of them…. A thunderstorm hit, I hung out in the shelter at the very top of the steps (with the workers who were updating the hand rails for the steps). The sounds of thunder throughout the hills and bays were quite something to hear. Anyway, got to big wave bay and it was absolutely stunning. Very good facilities- plenty of bathrooms and fresh water showers. Lots of small shops, I plopped myself at Eric’s cafe and had good quality food and drink. Finally, a wee walk up through the village and a 20min wait, a minibus took me back to MTR for 11HKD. Fantastic midweek summer activity. I got a little sunburned- I recommend covering shoulders and neck when the sun is out.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 July 2024
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WolffieNZ
Morrinsville, New Zealand91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
I had planned to start the walk by 8:30am, but by the time I walked to MTR (with a sneaky iced coffee, dim sum from street vendor, plus the purchase of a couple of bananas), then travelled the chai wan line, got the 9 bus from shau kei wan, it was easily 90 mins from leaving my hotel. As others have suggested, tell your bus driver you want to stop at dragons back.
So at 11am, in the peak of HK summer, up the hill I went.

To be honest, it’s not that hard. Not a totally smooth track, but I didn’t miss my walking pole at all. Well signposted - and local cell service throughout.

The saddle was HOT and very little shelter from the sun. Beautiful views though. The swimming beaches below look absolutely stunning.

After the saddle, there are a few path choices to make. I kept to the right, intending to make it to Big wave bay. Once you have done the initial climb, it’s pretty flat.

By chance, I met a couple of locals who adopted me and wouldn’t let me go down the signposted big wave bay track which looked pretty rough. Instead they walked me about a kilometre beside the water drain, and I ended up at the top of the most wonderful steps. Apparently there are 1200 of them…. A thunderstorm hit, I hung out in the shelter at the very top of the steps (with the workers who were updating the hand rails for the steps). The sounds of thunder throughout the hills and bays were quite something to hear.

Anyway, got to big wave bay and it was absolutely stunning. Very good facilities- plenty of bathrooms and fresh water showers. Lots of small shops, I plopped myself at Eric’s cafe and had good quality food and drink. Finally, a wee walk up through the village and a 20min wait, a minibus took me back to MTR for 11HKD.

Fantastic midweek summer activity. I got a little sunburned- I recommend covering shoulders and neck when the sun is out.
Written 4 July 2024
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Gwynnie
Meerhout, Belgium37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Was a lovely hike with some really amazing views. 3h and finishing at Big Wave Beach which is well equipped for a nice swim: Changing rooms and showers all there. Toilets available at start, middle and finish of walk. At Big Wave beach take the bus to Shek O. Is 1 stop and terminus. Either get out for a walk in Shek O or hop on again to go back to MTR
Written 27 April 2024
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Richárd P
Miskolc, Hungary9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Dragon's Back is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering panoramic vistas of the city skyline and South China Sea. Offers a picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Written 18 April 2024
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Angeline L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Very friendly and professional guide. Enjoy the whole experience with friends. Feel safe and not that difficult level.
Written 11 April 2024
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StepheyTSC
Singapore, Singapore516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Incline for first hr can be challenging with rocky terrain and really requires good shoes and fitness levels. Even the locals I saw were carrying hiking poles to help them. Definitely bring lots of water and some snacks to go the distance. It was a Friday after Tom Sweeping public holiday and it was really crowded so do check before you head out. Good views and great winds but can be hot and sunny on the top, exposed areas.
Written 7 April 2024
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Suzanne B
Newmarket, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Fun walk in very hot conditions so took lots of water. Lots of stairs, was sunny so helped to have large brim hat. Took bus from start/end to lower town for some Thai food.
Used Uber to get four of us from Central district but took public bus and green line hop-on-hop off bus to return home for more sightseeing after.
Written 31 March 2024
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ciaranomeara
Glasgow, UK91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The trail was busy because of New Year. That said, we had hyped ourself up for a big hike and tired legs at the end of the day. I'm not a big hillwalker even for a Scottish person, but we both found this incredibly easy. I don't understand how some websites list this as moderate to severe. There was about 30 minutes of elevation, then light elevation the rest of the way. The worst you will get is a bit thirsty halfway up. The views are spectacular and worth the daytrip.
Written 24 February 2024
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Shalli Ang
Singapore, Singapore764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We decided to do a simple hike to be away from the crowd from central Hong Kong.

Took MTR to Shau Kei Wan MTR station and board the mini bus 9 from the small bus interchange outside the MTR station. The bus accept payment of HKD 11 by Octopus card and a short 30mins ride will bring u to To Tei Wan bus stop where most of the hikers will alight. There is a toilet near this stop before u go uphill on the start of the hike.

We spend 3hrs on the hike and exit at Big Wave Bay and took the mini bus 9 back to Shau Kei Wan MTR station. The bus stop were inside a car park and the same bus that comes from Shau Kei Wan MTR station will drive back to the starting same station.
Written 26 December 2023
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Snoop1968
Hobart, Australia32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We walked the complete trail and ended up at big wave bay , about 7km all up. Had a very freshly made hamburger & drink at Eric’s kitchen sitting on the beach then hopped on a No. 9 bus back into town.
Tips.
If possible walk during the week , take water and non slip shoes, first section is steep then follows the ridge line along and you come into the back of big wave bay, follow the signage.
It was quite peaceful and would do it again.
Written 21 December 2023
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TheMinistryofCommonSense
Singapore, Singapore168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
really fantastic walk across the top of HK- take some good comfortable shoes- but worth it for the views. Thoroughly enjoyable and will be back to experience again. Take water!!!
Written 28 May 2023
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