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Lion Rock, Hong Kong

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lion Rock, or less formally Lion Rock Hill, is a mountain in Hong Kong. It is located between Kowloon Tong of Kowloon and Tai Wai of the New Territories, and is 495 metres high. The peak consists of granite covered sparsely by shrubs. The Kowloon granite, which includes Lion Rock, is estimated to be around 140 million years old.

Lion Rock is noted for its shape. Its resemblance to a crouching lion is most striking from the Choi Hung and San Po Kong areas in East Kowloon. A trail winds its way up the forested hillside to the top, culminating atop the "lion's head". The trail can be followed across the profile of the lion, eventually linking up with the MacLehose Trail. The rock provides a view of the city and Hong Kong Island in the distance. The entire mountain is located within Lion Rock Country Park, south of Hung Mui Kuk, Tai Wai and is made passable by vehicles by Lion Rock Tunnel, which connects Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai.

Lion Rock is near another famous rock structure, the Amah Rock. A road in Kowloon City is named Lion Rock Road (獅子石道).
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  • As with most hikes in HK, Lion Rock was challenging, and being at the top can be scary, but definitely worth it.  more »
  • If you think the Peak is the most iconic mountain in HK, then you are wrong! We even have a song about the Lion Rock! You can enjoy amazing scene from the lion rock!  more »
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  • Great view and an excellent Hong Kong hike. The last 500m is the hardest so make sure you leave some water (I did not!)
  • Nice walk. Good view but very few birds.
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