Reservoir Islands Viewpoint

Risk 25%
Sunburn 50%





Tai Lam Chung Reservoir is the largest reservoir in the northwest New Territories. There are more than a dozen hilly islands and four dams in the reservoir, so is called the Hong Kong version of “Thousand Island Lake”. In 2019, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department built a viewing deck near No. M181 of MacLehose Trail, and renamed it “Reservoir Islands Viewpoint”, which is convenient for people to go to see the whole picture of Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. 
Activities[Hiking]、[Red leaves viewing]
Other Routes
Start at35 min50 min45 min45 min
So Kwun Wat Tsuenpin-png-2424Dam (near No. M186)1471007774_Red_flagReservoir Islands Viewpointpin-png-2424Tai Tong Sweet Gum WoodsTai Tong Shan Rd.
1471009312_map Distance9 km
1471007853_Alarm Duration2 hr 55 min
1471007737_Food SupplyKiosk at Tai Tong barbecue area
1471007878_Revert Exit/BranchYou can start from Wong Nai Tun Tsuen Road via Wong Nai Tun Reservoir to go to the Reservoir Islands Viewpoint
1471010186_Problem DifficultyLevel 4 [Beginner]
1471007900_Hint CommentsIn the past, if you want to see the beautiful scenery of “Thousand Islands Lake”, you had to climb up to a hill. Now you can easily walk along the MacLehorse Trail to the newly built Reservoir Islands Viewpoint, and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Tai Lam Chung Reservoir.  In addition, the deck in Reservoir Islands Viewpoint is built with a lot of local natural materials. The design of the deck is also based on simplicity, which is the same as the newly built deck in Bui Tsim Kok of Sai Kung. The architectural concept of the deck is commendable.

To: So Kwun Wat Tsuen

TransportRouteGet off atRemarks
Minibus No. 43San Hui Market ⇔ So Kwun Wat TsuenSo Kwun Wat Tsuen (Terminus)Circular route (via Tuen Mun MTR station)
Minibus No. 43SSan Hui Market ⇔ Nim WanSo Kwun Wat Tsuen
  • Circular route (via Tuen Mun MTR station)
  • will NOT stop at So Kwun Wat Tsuen between 06:30a.m.-09:00a.m.

From: Tai Tong Shan Road

TransportRouteGet on atRemarks
Bus No. K66Long Ping Station ⇔ Tai Tong (Wong Nai Tun Tsuen)Tai Tong Shan Rd. 
Public minibusYuen Long (Hung Min Court) ⇔ (Wong Nai Tun Tsuen)Tai Tong Shan Rd. 
Bus No. 68RYuen Long (YOHO Mall I) ⇔ Tai TongTai Tong Shan Rd. (Terminus)Special route for red leaves viewing season


During the red leaves viewing season, Tai Tong Shan Road will very crowded. The Transport Department and the Police will implement vehicle control or road closure measures on Tai Tong Shan Road.

Between early December to late December is the best period for reviewing red leaves. Is is recommended to go to Tai Tong Sweet Gum Woods for red leaves viewing. Please visit the route【Tai Tong Sweet Gum Woods】for detail.

Some sections of this route overlap with mountain bike trails, so please pay attention for mountain bikes passing by when hiking.

Total distance: 9.28 km
Max elevation: 234 m
Min elevation: 4 m
Total climbing: 523 m
Total descent: -515 m
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