High Island Reservoir (East Dam)

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. 
Facility Public Toilet
Activities [Outing]、[Hiking]、[Stargazing]
Attractions Hexagonal rock columns, Twist rock columns, Po Pin Chau, Sea Caves, etc.
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Other Routes
Start at 30 min 35 min 90 min
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1471009312_map Distance 10 km (through MacLehose Trail Stage 1)
1471007853_Alarm Duration 2 hr 30 min
1471007737_Food Supply None
1471007878_Revert Exit / Branch Not available
1471010186_Problem Difficulty Level 5 [Standard]

To: Pak Tam Chung

Transport Route Get off at Remarks
Bus No. 94 Sai Lung ⇔ Wong Shek Pier Pak Tam Chung  
Bus No. 96R Diamond Hill station ⇔ Wong Shek Pier Pak Tam Chung Available on Saturday,  Sunday and Public Holiday
Bus No. 289R Sha Tin Central ⇔ Wong Shek Pier Pak Tam Chung Available on Saturday,  Sunday and Public Holiday
Minibus No. 7 Sai Kung ⇔ Hoi Ha Pak Tam Chung  
Minibus No. 9 Sai Kung ⇔ Lady MacLehose Holiday Village Pak Tam Chung  

From: High Island Reservoir (East Dam)

  • By shuttle bus to Sai Kung Town Centre (Ticket booking is required, please click here for details)
  • By minibus No. 9A to Pak Tam Chung (Available on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday between 1000 to 1900 from East Dam to Pak Tam Chung; Headway: 20 min)
  • 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 Stage 1 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: 133 m
Min elevation: 10 m
Total climbing: 274 m
Total descent: -236 m

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