Dragon's Back

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Dragon's Back towards the north.
Dragon's Back hiking trail sign.

The Dragon's Back (Traditional Chinese: 龍脊) is a ridge in southeastern Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, between Wan Cham Shan and Shek O Peak. It lies within the Shek O Country Park. In 2004 the Dragon's Back Trail was selected by TIME Asia as the best urban hiking trail.

Dragon's Back is part of Stage 8 of the Hong Kong Trail.[1]


  • Paragliders hanging in the air and eventually drifting down to a beach at Shek O.
  • People flying radio-controlled gliders.[2]


Area: Southern District
Starting point: Shek O Road ner to To Tei Wan Village
End point: Big Wave Bay
Average hiking time: 4 hours
Distance: About 8.5 km
Refuel: There are no refueling stops along the trail.
Difficulty: Moderate

Most of the route is on dirt paths. The first half has very little shade, and there is also a steep 200-metre-long uphill stretch. The flight of descending stone steps in the last section is quite steep, too. [3]


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Coordinates: 22°14′09″N 114°14′37″E / 22.2357°N 114.2437°E / 22.2357; 114.2437