Ma on Shan and Pyramid peak


Challenging hike with fantastic views

Ma on Shan peak. With a height of 702 metres (2,303 ft), it stands among the ten highest mountains in Hong Kong. The mountain borders Sha Tin and Tai Po districts.  This is one of the best hikes I’ve done in Hong Kong and it is really worth you doing it.  *This hike is not for beginners, there is scrambling involved as well as some rope/rock climbing*

Rope climing up Ma On Shan

It is best to start the hike at Ma On Shan BBQ site.  There the trail leads up on the ‘family trail’   This will lead tp what looks like a dead end, ignore this and hop the fence.  The real hike will begin .  It starts off easy enough, with muddy but well defined path through the trees and vegetation.

start here


Keep going up the path, youll come to a dead end and a barrier.  Igonore this, hop over it and continue going up. It gets steeper and more challenging as you go up but it;ll be worth it.  The views also get better and better as you go.

Some of the views on offer


Hike the most famous mountain in Hong Kong Dragons back hike in Hong Kong


The trees disappear and make way for lush green vegetation and mountainous vista ahead of you.  Don’t stop, just keep going forward.  The trail was excellent, the wind blowing and the fresh air around you.  Invigorating.

Follow the trail, keep going forward


The trail leads to what is known as Pyramid Peak, im unsure why I guess it kind of looks like a pyramid (maybe).  What do you think?

Supposed Pyramid

The views from the top are simply awesome, and well worth the challengin climb.  You’ll be glad you did it



To end the jike follow the signs and go back to a village and get the bus to Sai Kung.  from there you can get a bus back into the city.



Want to go?

Get the metro to Ma On Shan station.  Head into the shopping mall, then go down to the B level.  You need to get a mini bus NR84 to Ma On Shan BBQ site.  The minibus is located just on the road.  Look for the sign


Please check out my previous Hong Kong Hikes

Tai Tun hike in Hong Kong

Hiking suicide cliff



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