Hiking Wilson Trail – Stage 3

Section 3 of Wilson Trail starts on the Kowloon side of Victoria Harbour. It is not an exciting section. It stays very close to the urban area entire time so you’re constantly close enough to busy roads to hear the traffic. We crossed a few main roads, met older local people from nearby high-rise buildings, numbers of joggers and walked through estates and a (not pretty) village or two.
Most of the hike, we had our eyes peeled for any of the Wilson trail signage. It is not easy. There is a definite lack of them on this section. Several times we stood at the junction and simply guessed which way to go.

However, it is a relatively easy trail with some small peaks and views showing how built up HK really is. When we started, we walked around the very concrete area of Yau Tong MTR station to find the start of trail. I love hikes which take me away from loud, busy Hong Kong, and this one unfortunately doesn’t.

We finished out hike at Clear Water Bay Road and took minibus back to the MTR.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-26Start at Yau Tong MTR.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3Up steep Kai Tin Road.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-2

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-3HK in Kami’s mirrored sunglasses.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-4On the right trail.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-5Easy walk.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-6

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-7Passing big cemetery.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-8High-rise apartment buildings.

Floating away

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-34

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-12Kami and I.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-13A small peak.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-14Not a part of trail for a rainy day.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-15

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-26The most interesting spot of 3rd section. Kwum Yam shrine in the forest above Ma Yau Tong with many wacky and unique figures. Those sculptures are the reason I wanted to revisit this part of the Wilson trial.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-27Sculptures/Figures were made by Lee Chun-Bor out of cement and soil.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-28I love the wide range/selection of represented characters. You can find there Japanese soldiers, sumo wrestler, dog, pigs (several), dancing couple, breastfeeding women, monkeys, Chinese gods, tigers, turtles (with ‘Turtle’ written on their shells) and more.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-29A man holding a red monkey and a singer (or a karaoke performer).

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-20Several of the statues capture people drinking.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-33Slippery Road. Be careful.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-22Unfortunately the sculptures are deteriorating. Someone seems to tending to the shrine but figures are left on their own.

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-24

Hiking Wilson Trail - Stage 3-25

Stage 3 Yau Tong –> Chan Lan Shui    9.3km

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