If you are looking for an all-in-one view hike, this is the Must-Do trail for you. Not only you can get a good panoramic view of buildings and yacht marina, you can also enjoy an amazing 360 view of the Lamma Island. The connecting tombolo between the two knolls allows hikers to enjoy some fishing, beach time and swimming. Avid rock climbing fans can challenge their skills by climbing on the rocky coastal lines. This hiking trail is definitely not for the faint hearted as it requires certain hiking skills to complete. It is not advisable to bring kids or pets as the trail is very steep.
Mount Johnston and Ap Lei Pai are actually two knolls linked together via a tombolo located in Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Mount Johnston is approximately 196m high and it takes around 30 minutes to reach the top. Once you are on top, you will get a full view of the Aberdeen Marina and Lamma Island.
Gloves are highly recommended because part of the trails requires some rope work. On the right side of both knolls, you can enjoy a full view of the East Lamma Channel. Once you are on the sandy tombolo, don’t miss out the coastal line of Mount Johnston where you will find geological marvel featuring some surreal rock formations by nature.Proceed to ascend the second knoll i.e. Ap Lei Pai. This second knoll is easier and you will see a lighthouse at the end of the trail. Enjoy an unobstructed sea view and beautiful sunset on the rocky cliff along the coastal line.
Difficulty : 6.5/10 (Gloves are required)
Duration : 3-4 hours
Direction: Get off at Lei Tung MTR station (Exit B) and go to the back of the bus-staff room in yellow at the bus terminus of Lei Tung Estate. The trail starts from behind. You will end the hike at the same bus terminus.