With its idyllic pools, magnificent waterfalls and dizzying, rugged uplands, Plover Cove, in Hong Kong’s north-east, is home to some of the territory’s most spectacular scenery.
Bus 75K from Tai Po Market MTR goes to Tai Mei Tuk bus terminus, the starting point for various hikes for all levels of fitness. However, green minibus 20C from the MTR heads right up to Wu Kau Tang, arguably a better, quieter starting point for some of the best Plover Cove trails.
From Wu Kau Tang, the more adventurous can try the Reservoir Country Trail (7hrs) or there is a short, flat hike through woods and streams to Bride’s Pool waterfalls (40mins) as shown below. Upon reaching the main road, you can continue to Tai Mei Tuk on the slightly tougher Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail (2hrs) which begins directly over the road. After lunch there is the option to cycle to Tai Wai MTR (1-way hire $60-100, 90mins – 2hrs).
- Runkeeper GPS map for the hike – Wu Kau Tang to Tai Mei Tu
- Runkeeper GPS map for the cycling – Tai Mei Tuk to Tai Wai