Lion Rock

Safety Risk 85%
Sunburn 40%


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Lion Rock is a hill between New Territories and Kowloon, it is 495m high, it is well-known due to its lion-shaped. The eponymous theme song 獅子山下(“Beneath the Lion Rock”) in 1970s has been connected to the “Lion Rock Spirit”, used to refer to Hong Kong as a whole.
Attractions War Relics, Amah Rock
Activities [Hiking]、[Sunset Viewing]
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Other Routes
Starting Pt. 35 min 35 min 45 min 20 min
Lion Rock Park pin-png-2424Kowloon Pass 1471007774_Red_flagsLion Rock pin-png-2424Amah Rock Hung Mui Kuk
1471009312_map Distance 5 km
1471007853_Alarm Duration 2 hr 15 min
1471007737_Food Supply None
1471007878_Revert Exit / Branch Go to Shatin Pass through MacLehose Section 5, and then leave at Tsz Wan Shan。
1439817821_Aquicon-Basecamp Highest Pt. Lion Rock (495 m)
1471010186_Problem Difficulty Level 6 [Standard]
1471007900_Hint Comments On the peak, hikers could have a very closed and interacting view of Kowloon and Shatin Districts. It is usually convenient to hike in Hong Kong, mainly depend on whether you are willing to put effort.

Lion Rock Park

Transport Route Get off at Remarks
Bus No. 211 Wong Tai Sin MTR Station ⇔ Tsui Chuk Garden Tsui Chuk Garden (Bus Terminal) Circular route
Bus No. 72 Festival Walk ⇔ Grand View Garden Tin Wan Court
Bus No. 73 Festival Walk ⇔ Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre Tin Wan Court Circular route

Hung Mui Kuk

Transport Route Get on at Remarks
Bus No. 89B Kwung Tong MTR Station ⇔ Sha Tin Wai Worldwide Garden
Bus No. 170 Wah Fu Estate ⇔ Shatin Station Worldwide Garden
Bus No. 182 HK Macau Ferry ⇔ Yu Chui Court Worldwide Garden

The climb to Lion Head section is slightly dangerous, which is not suitable for inexperienced hikers.

There are vertical cliffs near to Lion Head section. There were many fatal falling down accidents.

Lion Rock is crowded in public holiday. Be more patient when crossing the trail.

For sunset viewing on the peak, bring along with the headlight or torch.

Total distance: 4.85 km
Max elevation: 453 m
Min elevation: 38 m
Total climbing: 421 m
Total descent: -450 m