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Grassland Path

The Grassland Path takes walkers from the water tanks near the Kadoorie Brothers Memorial Pavilion, through a young forest of pioneer native trees, to the Sky Trail, which can take the walkers either steeply down and then up to Kwun Yum Shan, or up across the grassland and back around to the Kadoorie Brothers Memorial pavilion. On either side of the Grassland Path are trees that have been planted over the years by staff and visitor groups to restore the forest on the upper areas of KFBG. Clearly visible from the end of the path, beyond the gate, are the low stone terraces of an abandoned tea plantation, set in a herring-bone pattern on the upper slopes of Tai Mo Shan.

Please download 'Suggested Walking Routes' for details of routes, walking times, elevation, difficulty levels and highlights.


In the high-visitor-traffic areas of the Lower Area there are many handrails, walls and painted step-edges.

In order to preserve the wild feeling of the walking trails in the semi-wild areas of the forest paths above the Raptor Sanctuary and Orchid Haven, and the wild areas of the Sky Trail, we provide relatively less safety infrastructure. Visitors are expected to take more personal responsibility for their safety in these areas.