Things to do in Hong Kong, China: The Best Jogging Paths & Tracks

January 14, 2022 Leonarda Pillsbury

Delectable dim sum, floating islands, and a one-of-a-kind skyline are just some of Hong Kong’s unique features. Get an eyeful of traditional Chinese architecture in Ngong Ping village, then take the tram to the tippity-top of Victoria Peak for unparalleled views. The rocks and gentle hills of Nan Lian Garden will bring you inner peace, as will a calming cup of tea in a Stanley café. Become one with everything at the Chi Lin Nunnery, a serene Buddhist complex.
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1. Peak Circle Walk

Lugard Road, Hong Kong China http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/great-outdoors/hikes/peak-circle-walk.jsp
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Peak Circle Walk

Reviewed By Mairwen1

There are several hiking trails around the Peak but this is a very easy option. It's a gentle walking path, rather than a hike. The trail is a circular loop that takes you around the Peak, starting and finishing across from the Peak Tower. It offers many of the same spectacular views over Hong Kong that you get from the Sky Terrace, the big difference being that this is free. As it is a circular path, you also see more than one side of the island. It is flat and paved the whole way around so that even small children with little legs can manage it easily. You will pass lots of other people along the way and it is a popular running spot for locals. The path takes you through very typical jungle-like Hong Kong growth. Banyan tree root systems grow, tentacle-like, over the retaining walls and half way around the path, aerial roots from Indian Rubber trees meet in the middle to create a creepy tunnel-like effect across the path. If left to their own devices, one wonders how long it would take for the vines and banyan trees to swallow up Hong Kong. Not long, I suspect. Lugard Falls is also a nice point of interest and if there has been recent rain, it will be in full flow, cascading down the mountain. STARTING POINT: Start at the junction of Lugard and Harlech Rds (beside the Peak Lookout Cafe). You can walk either way, it doesn’t matter because you will end up back at the same spot. I like to to go clockwise because you get a great view of the Peak Tower as you finish the walk. Allow about 40 minutes for a leisurely walk. NOTE: Afterwards, head over to the Lion Pavilion (just below the Peak Tower) where you will get another free birds’ eye view over central Hong Kong.

2. Bowen Road Fitness Trail

Bowen Road, Hong Kong China http://www.joggingroutes.org/2010/10/hong-kong-bowen-road.html
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Bowen Road Fitness Trail

Reviewed By SteveChan300 - Hong Kong, China

Great trial for a short run. Nice and quiet with great views. Easy to get to from city centre. A very popular route for local joggers.

3. Hong Kong Velodrome Park

No.105-107 Po Hong Road, Hong Kong China +852 2878 8621 http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/tc/parks/vdp/index.html
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

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4. Lai Chi Wo Village and Nature Trail

Lai Chi Wo Village North New Territories, Hong Kong China
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Lai Chi Wo Village and Nature Trail

Reviewed By jwwongca - Calgary, Canada

We took the private walking tour with Walk Hong Kong. We had an all ages family group. Child aged 9, teenager aged 14, grandma aged 71, aunt and uncle late 50’s and early 60’s and myself and hubby 45-50 age group. You need to wear proper running shoes or hiking boots. No street shoes. Lots of rocks and uneven ground. There are up and down parts and my aunt found it to be challenging trail but doable even though it was her first hike and she has ever stepped off a flat concrete path in her life. We walked the lower trail for Wu Tang Kau which was the easier path. There are markers and you can get a map. An experienced hiker with a map does not need a guide. If you are a city slicker, go with a guide. Grandma is a fit senior who does a lot of walking and she was fine to keep up but she suggested it’s something she wouldn’t do if she was 5 years older. However, if you go slow and steady as a novice hiker, have some fitness level to endure a 3 hour walk on uneven surfaces, and have no mobility issues...you will have a great time. Our kids and my hubby and I have done other beginner trails and it was a more challenging than most novice beginner trails in North America because there is some uneven terrain and one part along the ocean where you grab on to a rope and walk along the cliff edge. Not a high cliff to be scary but high enough to break your ankle if you fall. Would not recommend with really young kids. Need to be at least 9 or 10 years old or have some experience in hiking if younger and be mature enough to be safety aware. Bring mosquito spray, sunscreen, sun hat, wear dri fit fabric (no cotton), and eat a large breakfast if you are a picky eater. There is a family owned lunch place (his home) that serves authentic Chinese cuisine 45 minutes before you get to the village. Lunch was delicious if you like authentic ethnic dishes. Spotty cell service (you are in the wilderness). At the restaurant and later at the village, I did get cell service from China. You are very near the border. The restaurant owner can speak some basic English and the trail markers have English as well. It’s so beautiful. Time stood still and nature has reclaimed a lot of it. It’s a very special heritage site and a just a handful people still live in the village. Very friendly villagers and you will get to see how they live with a million dollar view in their simple but small homes (it’s the original tiny home movement) but without the hassles of city life. On the way back, we took a private jetty owned by the restaurant owner. You will travel in open ocean in a little metal covered motor boat for 45 minutes along the coast line to get back to a pier near Chinese University. As it is a very small boat, you will get to ride the waves made by the bigger boats that pass you by. Our boat driver was very good to us and tried to make it less rough for us land lubbers. If you get sea sick, be mindful of your portion sizes at lunch. Our kids thought the waves were better than any ride at Disney. It’s an all day adventure and the journey back in time is priceless.

5. Lido Beach

11 1/2 milestone, Castle Peak Rd, Ting Kau, Hong Kong China +852 2491 1209
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6. Hong Kong Velodrome Park

105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong China +852 2878 8621 [email protected] http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/parks/vdp/index.html
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7. Dutch Lane (Trail)

Dutch Lane, Hong Kong China
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4.0 based on 1 reviews

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8. Aberdeen Fitness Trail

Aberdeen Country Park, Hong Kong China http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/country/cou_vis/cou_vis_fitjog/cou_vis_fitjog_fit_2.html
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9. Eagle's Nest Nature Trail

Eagle's Nest, Kowloon Lion Rock Country Park, Hong Kong China http://www.discoverhongkong.com/in/explore/great-outdoor/great-outdoors-hong-kong/eagles-nest-nature-trail.html
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10. Ho Pui Reservoir Family Walk

Ho Pui Reservoir, Hong Kong China http://www.alltrails.com/trail/hong-kong/tsuen-wan/ho-pui-reservoir-family-walk

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