Dragon’s Back is a popular escape that really deserves to be mentioned in many travel blogs and guides. In our travel itinerary and initial plan, we thought we are going to be spending about half a day hiking up the Dragon’s Back Trail. If you are planning to hike in Hong Kong, Dragon’s Back Trail has the nicest view and the most fulfilling Hong Kong trail you should do. You will find out more from the pictures.

At the foot of the Dragon's Back trail
At the foot of the Dragon’s Back trail, taken by Canon 6D
Start of our hike at Dragon's Back Trail
Start of our hike at Dragon’s Back Trail, taken by Canon 6D
On the way up to Dragon's Back Trail
On the way up to Dragon’s Back Trail, taken by Canon 6D

After an hour of hiking up from the bus stop at the bottom of the trail, the views soon uncover the beauty of the Hong Kong’s nature landscape & it was totally worthed the hike.  Do remember to take a selfie here so that you can show that you had conquered it!

Top of Dragon's Back Trail
Top of Dragon’s Back Trail, taken by Canon 6D

This view is the vantage point over Shek O Peninsula where you will get to see this view throughout your hike.

Another view on top of the Dragon's Back Trail
Another view on top of the Dragon’s Back Trail, taken by Canon 6D
Dragon's Back Trail
Dragon’s Back Trail, taken by Canon 6D
Dragon's Back Trail
Dragon’s Back Trail, taken by Canon 6D

The view in front of you is so serene that I almost forget that I was still in Hong Kong.

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Clouds passing at Dragon's Back Trail
Clouds passing at Dragon’s Back Trail, taken by Canon 6D

Apparently, the name came from the natural mountain formation that looks like a dragon’s backbone.

Do you see the Dragon's Backbone
Do you see the Dragon’s Backbone, taken by Canon 6D
Bird watching at Dragon's Back Trail
Bird watching at Dragon’s Back Trail, taken by Canon 7D Mark 2

 

 

Another view at the Dragon's Back
Another view at the Dragon’s Back, taken by Canon 6D

If you continue your hike on your left, you will reach the peak of the Dragon’s Back Trail, which is at 284 meters high. It is a perfect place to enjoy the panorama view of Shek O, Tai Long Wan and even Tung Lung Island.

The Peak at Dragon's Back Trail, Hong Kong
The Peak at Dragon’s Back Trail, Hong Kong
Bus to Dragon's Back Trail
Bus to Dragon’s Back Trail, taken by Canon 6D

How to get to Dragon Back Trail by public transport?

Shau Kei Wan MTR (Train) Station is the nearest train station to get to Dragon Back Trail. Take exit A3 and walk to the Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus. Bus 9 will take you from the bus terminal to the start of the dragon’s back. Bus 9 is operated by New world bus services and the bus interval is approximately 15-18 mins. Each trip is HK$6.50, you can also use octopus card. It is 11 stops away and the stop to alight is at To Tei Wan. It might be hard to know where to alight if you do not have a smartphone with map and GPS so do let the bus driver know that you are getting off at To Tei Wan.

 

Dragon’s Back Trail Hiking Route

We did a trace of the Dragon’s Back hike on Google Map so feel free to use it.

Dragon's Back Full Hike Route
Dragon’s Back Full Hike Route
Yes, we conquered this Trail in Hong Kong!
Yes, we conquered this Trail in Hong Kong, taken by Canon 6D

It took us about 8 hours before we took a turn back to the foot of the trail. We did not complete the whole trail as we spent more time taking photos than hiking actually. If you take the full Dragon’s Back route, you will end up at Big Wave Bay Beach. The Dragon’s Back Trail is a great nature hike found in Hong Kong. For the great views & fresh air, we would definitely go back to the trail again if we are going back to Hong Kong.