Peak Circle Walk

Attraction Harlech Road and Lugard Road Hong Kong Published on: 05-08-2016

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
First-time visit
Observation Deck
Must see
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The Peak Circle Walk is a gentle 3.5 km hike that winds around the highest point on Hong Kong Island and offers joggers stunning views of Victoria Harbour.

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Why Peak Circle Walk is special ?

The Peak Circle Walk has some wonderful tranquil and is a shaded scenic walk at Victoria Peak. The most popular of these is the flat 3.5km (2.2 miles) circular walk along Lugard Road and Harlech Road which forms part of the Hong Kong Trail.

Lugard Road lies approximately 400m above sea level. It is a semi-circular 2.4-kilometre (1.5 mi) road on Victoria Peak that mainly follows the contours of the hillside, connecting Victoria Gap in the east to Hatton Road / Harlech Road in the west. With Harlech Road, it wraps around the Peak to form a circuit. Most of Lugard Road enjoys dense tree cover, and variety of tropical vegetation can be found along its length. The views of the city below from Lugard Road are variously described in travel guides as "stunning" and "spectacular".


What to explore at Peak Circle Walk?

The Peak Circle Walk begins at Lugard Road near the Peak Tower. Built in 1913-14, this road is named after Hong Kong’s 14th governor, Sir Fredrick Lugard. The sections that are narrow, cliff-side paths are called ‘plank roads’. You’ll need to pull your camera out around 20 minutes into your stroll, when you arrive at the Lugard Road lookout and gasp at its spectacular panoramic view of Victoria Harbour.

Lugard Road runs into Harlech Road, which will slowly take you back to the Peak Tower and to the end of your lap around The Peak. It takes about 15 minutes to traverse the entire tree-shaded path, or a bit longer if you stop to appreciate the waterfall falling below Mount Austin Playground.


How to get to Peak Circle Walk?

From MTR Central Station, Exit J2, walk to the lower Peak Tram terminus located on Garden Road for the scenic ride up to The Peak. Alternatively, you can take bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus, or minibus 1 from MTR Hong Kong Station public transport interchange. The Peak Circle Walk begins at Lugard Road near the Peak Tower.


Selling points

  • A lovely walk in the winter
  • Lovely outdoor trails
  • A great scenic walk
  • A break from city jungle
  • Beautiful nature trail on top of the Peak
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Tips for you

  • You should bring water, you're going to get sweaty.
    What to bring
  • At the peak, it will be a little bit cold so you should bring a light jacket for your kids.
    What to bring
  • If you're looking for a nice quiet easy hike, come on a cloudy day. Almost no one else on the trail and nice cool weather.
  • During warmer days, if you look up and around on the trees, you should beware of massive spiders about the size of a fist hanging out in their webs.
  • There is no replenishing station along the route. So before starting out, fuel up at a restaurant or stock up at a store in The Peak Galleria or The Peak Tower.
    Things to do
  • Once you walk past “Peak Tramway Company Limited”, you know you are on the right track.


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Gorgeous views, vegetations and great way to get away from the pollution and stress. It gets crowded on the weekends, so get there early. One round is about 3.5K or 40 mins walking leisurely.

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