Lion Rock, or less formally Lion Rock Hill, is a mountain in Hong Kong. It is located between Kowloon Tong of Kowloon and Tai Wai of the New Territories, and is 495 metres high. The peak consists of granite covered sparsely by shrubs. The Kowloon granite, which includes Lion Rock, is estimated to be around 140 million years old.To visit Lion Rock on your holiday in Hong Kong, and find out what else Hong Kong has to offer, use our Hong Kong.
Lion Rock is noted for its shape. Its resemblance to a crouching lion is most striking from the Choi Hung and San Po Kong areas in East Kowloon. A trail winds its way up the forested hillside to the top, culminating atop the "lion's head". The trail can be followed across the profile of the lion, eventually linking up with the MacLehose Trail. The rock provides a view of the city and Hong Kong Island in the distance. The entire mountain is located within Lion Rock Country Park in Hung Mui Kuk, Tai Wai and is made passable by vehicles by Lion Rock Tunnel, which connects Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai.
Lion Rock is near another famous rock structure, the Amah Rock. A road in Kowloon City is named Lion Rock Road (獅子石道).
Lion Rock Reviews
If you think the Peak is the most iconic mountain in HK, then you are wrong! We even have a song about the Lion Rock! You can enjoy amazing scene from the lion rock! more »
Hike was very strenuous. If you are in less than average shape I don’t recommend it. Views were spectacular!! We also saw monkeys!! more »
Great view and an excellent Hong Kong hike. The last 500m is the hardest so make sure you leave some water (I did not!)
Nice walk. Good view but very few birds.
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