Hong Kong Running Guide

Hong Kong

It seems you can’t go even 5 km in Hong Kong without it turning into a sightseeing session. From flat waterfront routes to scenic trail loops with sweeping vistas, Hong Kong’s running routes enable you to get in your miles and explore new locales all in one go. Devoted footpaths offer reliable running in the city center, while trails with challenging climbs let you see Hong Kong from a higher vantage point.

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Top Running Routes in Hong Kong

  1. Victoria Harbour Promenade

    • Distance 2.4 mi
    • Elevation 275 ft

    You won't find a flatter, more scenic route in Hong Kong with better day and evening views of the Kowloon and Central waterfronts than this out and back along the Tsim Sha Tsui ...

  2. Tai Tam Reservoir Loop

    • Distance 4.1 mi
    • Elevation 1,155 ft

    A steady mix of small hills, steps, tarmac and very runnable trail, this almost 7km loop circumnavigates you around the Tai Tam reservoir, providing great views from the Jardine...

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  4. 'The Twins' - Stairway to Heaven, Step to Hell

    • Distance 2.9 mi
    • Elevation 689 ft

    Don't be fooled by the slight elevation gain of 210m over this almost 5km route - almost all of that climbing is done on stairs - over 1,200 of them to be exact! Starting near t...

  5. The Dragon's Back

    • Distance 6.1 mi
    • Elevation 1,075 ft

    A veritable weekend classic and staple of the casual Hong Kong hiker, this nearly 10km version will take you up and over the iconic 'Dragon's Back' trail on the south of the isl...

  6. 'The Phoenix' - Sunset and Lantau Peaks

    • Distance 8.4 mi
    • Elevation 2,786 ft

    If it's elevation and grand vistas that you crave, then this 11km mix of mountain and trail running over two of Hong Kong's highest peaks will leave you satiated, if not breathl...

  7. The Best of the Beaches

    • Distance 15.0 mi
    • Elevation 2,361 ft

    If you want to see the wild and beautiful side of Hong Kong that few visitors ever do, this challenging 24km run around the High Island Reservoir and pristine coastal beaches of...

  8. Getting High on Hong Kong

    • Distance 3.6 mi
    • Elevation 910 ft

    The highest point on Hong Kong island, this short and undulating but predominantly flat loop around the Peak provides incredible views out over the city and harbour, to Kowloon ...

  9. Bowen Road (Out & Back)

    • Distance 5.1 mi
    • Elevation 627 ft

    Bowen Road and the Bowen Road Fitness Trail is a flat, mainly traffic restricted area that many people use to run, hike and walk their dogs on. It starts at the junction of Maga...