Altitude 435m a.s.l
Far from the maddening crowd - on Lion Rock, Hong Kong © StuartM
Dominating the skyline behind the Kowloon Peninsula, Lion Rock (so called because when viewed from certain angles the profile of the crag resembles that of a Lion) is probably Hong Kong’s best ‘mountain crag’. Although not huge, about 250ft at its tallest point, the granite cliff is perched high on a hillside well above the city, and with few other parties generally climbing there it’s easy to feel detached from the chaos of the crowds below.
Good topo here:
From Kowloon Side:
Take the MTR to Lok Fu Station and get a taxi to Lion Rock Country Park (Sze Tse San). Follow the road to the right of the park entrance gates for about 30m before heading up the hill on a well signposted footpath. Upon reaching a small shelter on the ridgeline take the upper right hand path (signposted to Lion Rock) and continue upwards. When approximately level with the toe of the crag a small dirt path breaks off right from the main track (at a small clearing in the footpath) and leads to the foot of the cliff.
Walking time: 40mins
From Sha Tin Side:
Take the MTR to Sha Tin Station and get a taxi to Mong Fu Shek BBQ. From here follow the obvious footpath up the hill towards the crag. From the shelter follow the left hand path up the ridge and approach as for Kowloon side.
Walking time: 45mins
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|Just uploaded some photos of the Hong Kong Lion Rock. Hopefully the Llyn Padarn photos will be removed...|
Highpeak - 06/Mar/10
|all the photos are of lion rock at llyn padarn rather than th one in hong kong, maybe someone should sort this out? trys|
trys - 10/Sep/09