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.
Start at Yau Tong MTR.
Up steep Kai Tin Road.
HK in Kami’s mirrored sunglasses.
On the right trail.
Passing big cemetery.
High-rise apartment buildings.
Kami and I.
A small peak.
Not a part of trail for a rainy day.
The 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.
Sculptures/Figures were made by Lee Chun-Bor out of cement and soil.
I 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.
A man holding a red monkey and a singer (or a karaoke performer).
Several of the statues capture people drinking.
Slippery Road. Be careful.
Unfortunately the sculptures are deteriorating. Someone seems to tending to the shrine but figures are left on their own.
Stage 3 Yau Tong –> Chan Lan Shui 9.3km