The Hong Kong Trail

Hong Kong is not a city. Oh, sure, it’s got towering skyscrapers, tony mega-malls, and thronged street markets.

But that’s just Hong Kong’s type-A side, the sea of high-rises clustered along Hong Kong Island’s north shore, filling the Kowloon peninsula across Victoria Harbour, and gathered in thickets across the mainland’s vast New Territories.

What few people realize is that this iconic urban landscape covers a mere 30% of Hong Kong’s 425 square miles. The rest of Hong Kong is open green space—farmland, forests, and designated Country Park —and it’s criss-crossed by more than 180 miles of hiking trails…

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