Historical Maclehose Trail Hike with a Local

Jenny

The Creative Historian

Historical Maclehose Trail Hike with a Local

Spoken in: 中文, English


( 30 reviews ) star Hiking Hong Kong 1 - 6 watch_later 3 hours
  • Explores networks of WWII tunnels
  • Learn about Hong Kong's WWII history
  • Walk in beautiful trails surrounded by nature
  • 100% personalized to your wishes
  • Private tour: only you & your local host
  • Enjoy spectacular views from above

You will meet here: MTR Tsuen Wan Station

What you can expect

A hike with history, amazing views, and incredible facts? It's possible on the incredible Maclehose trail in Hong Kong!

Come with me and let's hike together this interesting trail to see Hong Kong from above! The best part? The trail is fit for everyone. Whether you want to go for an easy hike or put your condition to the test, the Maclehose trail has it all!

What's fascinating about this hike is the combination of history and sights along the way. Check out a section of the infamous Maclehose Trail, one of National Geographic's 20 Dream Trails of the World. Or how about a challenge? Go for a 5 km hike along the country trail where you get panoramic views of the Kowloon Peninsula all the way to Victoria Harbor.

Did you know that the Maclehose Trail formed part of the 'Gin Drinkers Defence Line'? Yes! During the Japanese invasion during World War II, this trail was once used by British forces, and I have all the insights about it!

Here's my recommendation: for a bit of adventure, bring a headlamp and let's wander in Shing Mun Redoubt, a network of tunnels connecting observation posts and pillboxes, which were also a fierce battleground in the past. No matter what you are into, a chill hike or a bit of thrill, Maclehose trail has it all. And don't worry, all trails are mostly paved, well maintained and suitable for any visitor who enjoys outdoor activities on their trip!

Need me to Pick you up? That can be arranged on request, just let me know what else you would like for me to personalize. See you soon!


This is the plan

HK's History 101
Hike through the Jubilee (Shing Mun) Reservoir while I give you a brief background history of HK's preparation to war
War Remains
Explore WWII trenches, tunnels and pillbox at Shing Mun Redoubt
Trail with a Story
Walk a bit of the Maclehose Trail, also attack route of Japanese troops in 1941
Following History
Follow military marker stone and hike along Smuggler's Ridge
Monkey Sights
Check out the families of monkeys at Kowloon Reservoir
End of Tour
Transport back to MTR Cheung Sha Wan

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Hiking details

Type
Private Hiking
Mode of transport
Publictransport
Duration
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 6 persons
Meeting point
MTR Tsuen Wan Station
Guest pick-up
possible (extra charges)
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide

Jenny

The Creative Historian

30 reviews

Born in HK, Designer by trade, getting inspirations and inner peace from an active lifestyle. Enjoy exploring my hometown after studying in the UK and working in China. Still learning local history through long walks, hikes, and freelance at local museums. Working and living in the Central & Western part of HK Island. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," said Lao Tzu"

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