Hong Kong Hiking Challenge
Hong Kong country parks' landscape and scenery are picturesque, and it nurtures a diverse variety of plants and animals. The well-connected hiking trails take you into nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. From September to December this year, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department organizes the Hong Kong Hiking Challenge to encourage nature lovers and hikers to set off for the countryside and take on the challenge! Go outside and hike through the country parks, immerse yourself in the spectacular views and learn more about the unique stories of Hong Kong’s local flora and fauna, and discover the beauty of undulating mountain ridges. There are 25 checkpoints scattered in various scenic spots in the country parks, featuring a variety of picturesque views unique to Hong Kong’s countryside. The top of Hong Kong - Tai Mo Shan, the breath-taking sunset view at Mount High West, the enchanting historic Hakka village of Lai Chi Wo, the thousand islands reflection of the Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, and many more!

Participants can plan their own routes to visit these checkpoints based on their interest, physical fitness and hiking experience. Use a smartphone to check-in at the checkpoints to collect the unique local flora and fauna badges made for each checkpoint. You will also learn about the amazing biodiversity of Hong Kong! Collect a certain number of badges and you will get different rewards! Let the challenge begins!

Important information about the Hong Kong Hiking Challenge
  1. To participate in this event, you need to activate the location information (GPS) function of your mobile phone. Please ensure that your mobile phone is equipped with this function in order to complete the challenge successfully.
  2. The deadline for checking in at the checkpoints is 23:59 on 31 December 2022, all times are subject to the time shown in the system, and late entries will not be accepted.
  3. Participant must hike safely, plan ahead and make preparations. Do not hike alone.
  4. Participants should read the Country Park Hiking Safety Guidelines and the Code for Country Park Visitor before the event.
  5. Participants should plan their hiking routes and choose checkpoints based on their physical abilities. The level of difficulties of the checkpoints are for reference only.
  6. Participants should put on proper clothing and hiking shoes, and bring sufficient food, water, hiking gear, sun protection and rain gear.
  7. Participants must read and accept the Terms and Conditions and the Personal Information Collection Statement
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The Hong Kong Hiking Challenge begins now!