A detailed guide to hiking the Braemar Hill in Hong Kong

A detailed guide to hiking the Braemar Hill in Hong Kong

Earlier this month I had the pleasure hiking the Braemar Hill in Hong Kong, but it was not so easy to find the start of this hike online, I did plenty of research only to find most information to be outdated. Hence I will be sharing in detail how to get there, as I want everyone to experience this beautiful place!

We chose to go early morning, or better we started at night so we could arrive at the top of the hill just in time for sunrise. You can imagine the added stress darkness can bring into the equation! I mentioned on instagram how we got lost, saw a wild pig and many insects! I was lucky to be in the company of friends which gave me a boost of confidence. A site we chose to follow guided us to a way that I guess was no longer the start of this trail, after witnessing the things I previously mentioned we quickly realized that we were not getting anywhere. Luckly we had internet, got an uber to a new start point which ended up being the correct way.


Take Mount Butler rd towards Sir Cecil’s Ride, you will pass the Hong Kong Police Mount Butler Fire Station on the right, keeping driving up and soon enough you will see a sign for Mount Butler Radio Station. That is the start of the hike! Exact location is this one: 22.274426, 114.200676 

The road will separate into two, take the one on the right.

You can go all the way to the top of the hill, which should take one hour to reach. Along the way there is many hidden spots for photo opportunities. We decided to choose one of them as we were tight with time, and ending up having a unique viewing spot all to ourselves.

Hope you will have an amazing time hiking the Braemar Hill in Hong Kong, and that you will enjoy it as much as we did!



  1. September 14, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Very useful and clear info, thanks. Also, that cover shot is incredible!

    • lterroni
      September 16, 2018 / 5:12 am

      Awww thank you so much! Glad you liked the information

  2. September 15, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    I never get tired of Hong Kong views. I don’t think anywhere else compares.

    • lterroni
      September 16, 2018 / 5:13 am

      Same here! Hong Kong is a very special place

  3. BH
    October 25, 2018 / 8:49 am

    how long did it take for you to get to that hidden spot? 🙂 and how do you find that spot?

    • lterroni
      October 25, 2018 / 9:37 am

      It didn’t take long from the start of the hike, maybe 30 minutes to the spot we chose. This was literally a small path way from the main hiking street, there was no signs, we just went in this dirt path and it took us there

  4. Camsia
    April 24, 2019 / 8:56 am

    How did you get back to the city? Did you let your Uber driver wait for you? And how much did it cost? Hehe

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