About Coastal Trail Challenge
This is an initiative co-created by a group of hike lovers.
By connecting existing promenades and trails into a complete coastal trail around Hong Kong Island, we promote the route ‘Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail’. The 65-km-long trail is divided into 8 stages, from steep, remote mountain climbs to flat urban harbourside walks, offering a fascinating journey around Hong Kong Island’s coastline.
Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail Challenge is co-founded and co-organized by Parks & Trails, TrailWatch, Designing Hong Kong, and iDiscover. Now in its 4th edition, The Challenge aims to promote urban walkability, access to nature and heritage, healthy, sustainable living, and responsible travel. It also seeks to enable the community to become cultural and environmental ambassadors.
The Chief Executive’s 2022 Policy Address echoed the advocacy. A “Round-the-Island Trail” of about 60 kilometres on Hong Kong Island, connecting the waterfront promenades on the northern shore and a number of existing promenades and countryside walking trails in the Southern District will be developed. From 2023 onwards, works for improving some sections and providing missing links of the Trail commence, with a view to connecting 90% of the trail by end‑2027 and completing the remaining larger scale works by end‑2031. This reflects the increasingly importance of the profile of the coastal trail.
The Challenge’s objectives are as follows:
Raise the profile of the Coastal Trail
Promote physical and mental health and well-being through physical activities
Educate people on HK culture and landmarks
Strengthen community participation in cultural and environmental preservation
Enhance the accessibility and connectivity of Coastal Trails in HK
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Your donation helps amplify the community’s voice in improving the wayfinding along the Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail and connect its missing links. We aim to organise this event annually to raise the profile of the Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail. Without you, this will not be possible, so thank you so much for your support!