High Island Reservoir (East Dam)





The High Island Reservoir is located in Sai Kung. The reservoir was created by constructing two main dams, the one at the east is East Dam connecting with High Island. East dam is officially an area of Hong Kong Geopark, the hexagonal columns of volcanic rock can be seen in East Dam. Po Pin Chau sea stack can also be seen in East Dam.
AttractionsHexagonal rock columns, twist rock columns, Po Pin Chau, Sea Caves
Other Routesesaikung031esaikung001
Starting Pt.30 min30 min90 min
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1471009312_map Distance10 km (through MacLehose section 1)
1471007853_Alarm Duration2 hr 30 min
1471007737_Food SupplyNone
1471007878_Revert Exit / BranchNone
1471010186_Problem DifficultyLevel 5 [Standard]

Pak Tam Chung

TransportRouteGet off atRemarks

Bus No. 94

Sai Lung ⇔ Wong Shek PierPak Tam Chung 

Bus No. 96R

Diamond Hill station ⇔ Wong Shek PierPak Tam ChungAvailable on Sunday and Public Holiday 

Minibus No. 7

Sai Kung ⇔ Hoi HaPak Tam Chung 
Minibus No. 9Sai Kung ⇔ Lady MacLehose Holiday VillagePak Tam Chung 

High Island East Dam

  • By shuttle bus to Sai Kung Town (Ticket booking is required, please click here for details)
  • By minibus No. 9A to Pak Tam Chung (Available on Sunday and Public Holiday between 3pm to 6pm)
  • By taxi to Sai Kung Town (telephone booking is usually required)

It is recommended to spare more times for booking taxi, especially in public holiday

For the ease of transportation arrangement, it is advisable to reach East Dam by taxi to start, then walk through MacLehose trail to Pak Tam Chung

Do not climb on the breakwaters

Do not climb on the rock columns which may damage them

Total distance: 9832 m
Max elevation: 132 m
Min elevation: 9 m
Total climbing: 272 m
Total descent: -234 m

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