For my part, I sometimes am fine with hiking along a concrete or paved trail on a rainy day (or even the day after a super wet and rainy day, when unpaved trails would be super muddy and/or slippery). But it's also true that I do have a fondness for Hong Kong's old boulder trackways along with an appreciation of the history they represent and outright admiration for the efforts of those who created them.
Among the best preserved of these can be found in Ma On Shan Country Park, in the vicinity of Tai Ping Tsuen and Mui Tsz Lam. And the added benefit is that this is one of those sections of Hong Kong which feels far from the madding crowd, who either have elected against doing any hiking or, if they do decide to venture into the countryside, tend to fixate on going along such as the Maclehose Trail (despite a number of its sections having been paved and concreted over) rather than a less well known path... ;b
An unpaved section of hiking trail that cuts
through a bamboo grove
Unpaved but easy to go along on account of the trail
being fairly level and also obvious at this point!
A colorful shrine to Taoist deities erected along the way
Artificial but not unpleasantly so?
How much effort and skill went into building this?
A still well-maintained place of worship
In contrast, little of the old village's domestic structures remain
One can but imagine what stories these walls
could tell if only they could talk...