The official hiking trail is pretty nice to go along, being fairly easy and taking one through scenic countryside where interesting rock formations (with names like The Divine Peach Rock and Strange Duck Stone) are to be found. Those unaware of the Hong Kong hiking authorities' peculiarities need to note, however, that it's one of those official named trails that requires a bit of trek to get to either of its end -- so it has to be combined with other hiking paths, as was the case for our excursion from Discovery Bay via Lo Fu Tau and A Po Long down to Mui Wo (one that's a good bit more strenous than the hikes from Discovery Bay to Mui Wo via the Trappist Monastery)!
Atop Lo Fu Tau is the inevitable trigonometrical station,
viewing points and a nice view of the surrounding countryside :)
Going along the Lo Fu Tau Country Trail now, one passes through
grassy landscape where rock formations are more abundant than trees
A glance back along this section of trail shows a side of Lo Fu Tau
that's less imposing than the one which faces Discovery Bay ;)
Does this look like a Strange Duck (Stone) to you? :b
In the foreground is The Divine Peach Rock
and in the background, tons of other rocks!
Like a mirage, the greens of the Discovery Bay Golf Course
come into the view at certain points in the hike
Once you get onto the Olympic Trail, you know that
Mui Wo's down the hill (via lots of concrete steps)
A couple of Lantau buffalo having a meal on the
outskirts of Mui Wo greet our return to "civilization" :)