High Island Reservoir (East Dam)

Safety Risk 10%
Sunburn 65%





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. 
FacilitiesPublic Toilet
AttractionsHexagonal rock columns, Twist rock columns, Po Pin Chau, Sea Caves, etc.
Other Routes
Starting Pt.30 min35 min90 min
Pak Tam Chungpin-png-2424Man Yee Aupin-png-2424High Island West DamHigh Island East Dam
1471009312_map Distance10 km (through MacLehose section 1)
1471007853_Alarm Duration2 hr 30 min
1471007737_Food SupplyNone
1471007878_Revert Exit / BranchNot available
1471010186_Problem DifficultyLevel 5 [Standard]

Pak Tam Chung

TransportRouteGet off atRemarks
Bus No. 94Sai Lung ⇔ Wong Shek PierPak Tam Chung 
Bus No. 96RDiamond Hill station ⇔ Wong Shek PierPak Tam ChungAvailable on Sunday and Public Holiday
Minibus No. 7Sai 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.

High Island Reservoir (East Dam) is a geopark of Hong Kong, please observe the safety code and guidelines when visiting the geopark.

Total distance: 9.83 km
Max elevation: 132 m
Min elevation: 9 m
Total climbing: 272 m
Total descent: -234 m

Hong Kong IslandKowloon & TKOSai KungNorth East NT North West NTCentral NT Lantau IslandIslands