Needle Hill or Cham Shan is a mountain in New Territories, Hong Kong. The peak of the hill resembles a needle and hence it is named Needle Hill. It has an altitude of 532 m. This is a part of a popular hiking route including Grassy Hill and Tai Mo Shan. Needle Hill is located within Shing Mun Country Park.Stage 7 of the MacLehose Trail includes the summit of Needle Hill. The Shing Mun Tunnels pass through the base of Needle Hill.
Distance : 12km
Duration : 4 hours
Difficulty : 7.5/10
Take Minibus 23K from Tai Po Market Station (Exit B) to Wun Yiu.
Walk along Wun Yiu Road after getting off from the minibus. Once you have reached a junction, follow the sign to Lead Mine Pass and turn left after you see the Wilson Trail map board.
The uphill steps can be very tedious as the path will slowly turn into trail. Lots of clambering is required and it is advisable to take regular breaks.
Keep right once you reach a split junction and go up the steps on the right on Wilson Trail until you reach Lead Mine Pass.
You will reach a gazebo and toilet. There are many signages there leading you to Tai Mo Shan and Shin Mun Reservoir. Go to the left after you pass the gazebo and follow the Tai Po Kau sign.
You will then walk on a road before reaching another junction where you will see Grassy Hill and Needle Hill signage. Follow the winding road around Grassy Hill and keep an eye on signages along the way. Follow Needle Hill sign and you will reach it.
Once you have reached the top of Needle Hill, you can slowly descend and follow the path to Shing Mun Reservoir main dam. The path is actually part of MacLehose Trail (Stage 7).
Walk across the main dam of the reservoir and follow some steps down before you reach a road that leads to Lei Muk Shue Estate, Tsuen Wan. You can then cross the road and take bus from the bus station.