Sunset Peak and Lantau Peak via Mui Wo, Lantau North Country Park, Mui Wo, Islands, Hong Kong |

Sunset Peak and Lantau Peak via Mui Wo

Length13.7 kmElevation gain1,421 mRoute typePoint to point

Explore this 13.7-km point-to-point trail near Mui Wo, Islands. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 6 h 37 min to complete. This is a very popular area for backpacking, birding, and camping, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are November through March.

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Trail begins at the Mui Wo Ferry Pier and takes you among the highest peaks on Lantau Island. This trail will take you to Sunset Peak, Lantau Peak, Po Lin Monastery, and finishes off at Ngong Ping. The varied terrain is a mix of areas that have sun and shade. On a day with clear weather, the views on this trail are stunning. You'll be able to overlook the nearby mountains and partially see some temples. On either side of the trail, there is a variety of public transportation such bus stops or ferries to get back to Hong Kong.
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So hooooot

The trail was great but quite long and tiring. Would recommend starting from the actual trailhead instead of Mui Wo - the trail through the neighborhoods was a bit difficult to follow. The main trail is steep but well maintained with large rocks as steps. The trail is slightly less steep once you get above the tree line. The path down is quite tough on the knees as it’s a descent of entirely large boulders as steps. If you plan to add on Lantau Peak as well, it’s only another ~2.5 hours to get to Ngong Ping from Pak Kung Au.

one of my favourite hikes was lucky to have the fog lifting for some incredible views.

I believe the official stage 1 of the Lantau Trail is by the road but the way we went was a lovely walk through the village and then the woods. Definitely not to be avoided. Stage 2 is a good climb and nice mix of sun and shade and varied terrain. Great views and make sure to take the detour to Sunshine Peak as it’s not officially on the Lantau Trail. Stage 3 is a totally different proposition (especially straight after stage 2) and is frankly a tough, pretty monotonous grind up to Lantau Peak. And on top is steep up it’s then very steep down the other side. Watch out for your knees if they’re vulnerable. A great achievement overall but not a walk in the park!

Buns for days

Sunset peak and Lantau Peak to the big Buddha

Long and awesome hike among the highest Peaks on Lantau Island. Please respect the environment, do not litter and bring home your rubbish + some rubbish left on the trails by other naughty hikers THANKS!!!

The trail you will find here doesn’t actually arrive to the very top of Lin Fa Shan, Sunset Peak and Lantau Peak but the trail is very easy to find. I went on top of all 3 the peaks and the view are just stunning. It’s a long hike and deserves respect, be well prepared with a lot of water and proper hiking gear. MOST IMPORTANTLY PLEASE DO NOT LITTER THIS BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT PLEEEEEASE!!!!

First to review

Started the trail near Tung Chung. The first mile is very steep with tall stone stairs that go straight up the mountain side without and flat portions. Even though shaded, doing this in the middle of a summer day forced me to take many breaks. After the first mile the slope mellows out a bit and the air cools off as you gain elevation. Once on top, the views make the climb all worth it. Once on the other side, there is a bus stop and ferry to get back to Hong Kong, very convenient. Beautiful trail!