A wonderful summer stream hike, with clean water and several pools to dip into
- Difficulty: 5.5/10. Good grip rocks, several entry and exits, little rock scrambling required, if any.
- Shortest distance, 1 km in the stream, recommended double the distance
- The map
Tai Shui Hang MTR station exit B. Just head to Chevalier Garden and you will see the very end of the stream that you will be hiking in.
Just continue left through Tai Shui Hang N street and you will finally arrive to these stairs up to the little path.
If using any offline GPS app with access to opencyclemaps you can see the dotted path to the stream.
In couple of minutes you will be in the stream!
Up we go. From this point onwards you just will be moving right and left of the stream. Most of the times the side to choose will be obvious. Ribbons all around helping too.
After crossing under those rocks on the left of the stream
you have one of those little places where you might be using your hands. The grip of the rocks is very good though, so quite safe.
After 30-40 minutes you will arrive to the first pool to enjoy.
Nice big pool.
With a little waterfall where to take a rest and cool down.
Once ready. You can go up next to the closest tree here (find the ribbon) and avoid walking with your backpack in the water.
Or once you are already wet, you can just cross with everything on and dry and put your shoes on in the other side. Your choice.
The stream from here up is similar. Up and down the rocks, several pools, small waterfalls.
Till you arrive to this dam. On the right you will find some concrete stones to go up cross the structure and down again on the right side of the stream. A shorter version of the stream hike could start here.
From this point onwards the falls start to be bigger. Be careful crossing side to side.
Right to left and continue on the left side.
Down the rope.
And there you go the biggest waterfalls to be seeing.
Just into the jungle and couple of minutes later with a big pool where into swim and cool down for the second time.
Here you can find quite some people. Canyoning or just relaxing around.
Swim, relax, eat and up again. You can do it through the very same wall where the guys in the previous pic were rappelling or in a bit safer way through a path just 10 meters left of the stream, here.
You will be arriving to the very same spot.
Throughout the path you will find several blue crystal clear pools
You can continue trying to keep your feet dry
or do it the simple way: get your shoes wet and enjoy the coolness.
Slope decreases here onwards and therefore water is calmer and waterfalls smaller.
Only bad thing of this hike: rubbish! 🙁 First time here I tried to collect some in the lower parts, but after the main waterfall there is too much in several spots.
After going up for a while you will find a fork. Both streams are similar. In this case we went up the left one.
Walking in the stream again is going to be the easiest way.
And once you see a farm around.
You are next to the exit. The bridge up there is part of the Ma On Shan Tsuen Road.
From here you can go down directly through the concrete up to MacLehose, down to the city or in our case we decided to bush walk a bit more.
Can be dense in several points.
And you can see in the distance the gorge hiked before.
Down through the catch-water.
and the road to Tai Shui Hang.