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West, rising with an altitude of 494 meters on Hong Kong Island, offer splendid views of the south, west and north of the island.
Victoria GapLugard RoadHarlech RoadHigh WestPok Fu Lam ReservoirPok Fu Lam Road
Alight at the Victoria Gap, walk along the Lugard Road by the Peak Tower. At the resting place by Harlech Road, join the path behind the pavilion and climb up the steps to High West. Retrace the path to the pavilion, continue along the Harlech Road and drop down to High West Battery.
Kowloon Peninsula
India Rubber Tree
View from Lugard Road
Pok Fu Lam Reservoir
Lamma Island in the distance
Central
Clear path
Sunny day
The reservoir looks like a piece of silk
Battery
High West
A short distance from the reservoir
Keep on the sheltered Hong Kong Trail, head right to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir at the junction and keep right towards Pok Fu Lam Road.
Starting Point Route Duration Fare Operating Hour
Bus No. 15 Central - The Peak
(Get Off : The Peak)
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Bus No. 15B Wan Chai(Convention Centre) - The Peak
(Get Off : The Peak)
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Minibus No. 1 Central - The Peak
(Get Off : The Peak)
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Tram Admiralty- The Peak
(Get Off : The Peak)
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End Point Route Duration Fare Operating Hour
Bus To Various Destinations
(Get On : Pok Fu Lam Road)
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Route Victoria Gap Lugard Road Harlech Road
Time   35 min  
  High West Pok Fu Lam Reservoir
  20 min   1 hour
  Pok Fu Lam Road        
           
2 hours
7 km
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  • Follow the Lugard Road and Harlech Road back to Victoria Gap
  • Follow the Harlech Road back to Victoria Gap after visiting High West
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High West, with 360 degree view, is a nice vantage point for watching sunset. There is only a flight of stairs to be overcome while the rest of the route is mainly shaded.
Compared to the well-known Peak Tower, Lugard Road and Victoria Peak Garden, High West is far more worth visiting for me.
Hiking : 29 Aug 2005
Revised : 18 Feb 2011



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