Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong offering a bird’s eye view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

The Peak, as it is known locally, is the highest mountain on the island with an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft).


There are a couple of ways to get there: The Peak Tram, Bus 15 from Central Bus Terminus, or a taxi from MTR Central Station.

The Peak Tram is very popular with tourists:

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

A roundtrip ride costs 40 HK$ (about 5 US$) and the wait time is any where between 20 minutes to 2+ hours — longer on clear days, weekends and holidays.

Since we went on a crystal clear Saturday morning, we chose to skip the long line and catch a cab from MTR Central Station.

The Sky Terrace 428 is the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong offering a stunning 360-degree panoramic view.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

We chose to skip The Terrace and hike the Victoria Peak Circle Trail instead.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

The trail is a gentle 3.5 km hike that winds around the highest point on Hong Kong Island and is worth walking even if you choose to go up in the tower.

I didn’t know about The Peak Circle Trail until I read about it on Big Foot Tour Blog. Be sure to check out their article for more information on the trail.

The Peak Circle Trail begins at Lugard Road:

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

Here is a helpful map from Discover Hong Kong to give you a better idea:

The Peak Map

About 15 minutes into the walk you will start seeing the city peek through the trees.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

About 20 minutes into the walk you’ll be greeted with a spectacular panoramic view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island:

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

It was so peaceful up there.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

I know The Peak Tower is one of the most stylish architectural icons in Hong Kong:

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

But we thoroughly enjoyed our hike with the locals that morning.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

So if you want to explore Victoria Peak like a local, be sure to check out the The Peak Circle Trail.

Victoria Peak Hong Kong

It was one of my favorite things to do in Hong Kong.

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