Updated: Nov 15
There is a sense of peace and calm when you reach the summit of your hike to a field of these beautifully tall, feathery silver grass, dancing effortlessly in the wind. Although evoking tranquility, most of the time these silver grass fields are at the top of some of the biggest climbs, but we still think it's worth it! Here are seven of our favourite spots!
Kowloon Peak (飛鵝山)
Kowloon Peak, also known as “Soaring Goose Mountain” in Chinese, stands at 602m tall and connects to Tung Yeung Shan - another great spot to see the silver grass fields (further down on the list). This spot has the benefit of having road access, so non-hikers are able to drive up to the viewing point for a glimpse of the silver grass.
Ma On Shan Ngong Ping
This spot is a stunning spot to visit all year round - whether it’s the views overlooking Sai Kung or the towering Pyramid Hill in the backdrop, and the paragliders coming into land on the plateau, amongst the cows grazing in the field – this spot does not disappoint. Visit during the late autumn to winter for the added touch of silver grass blanketing the hillside
Nam Sang Wai (南生圍)
If you’re looking to enjoy the silver grass fields without breaking a sweat, Nam Sang Wai is the spot for you. This beautiful spot makes for a fun family day out and takes about 40 minutes to walk from one end to the other. The best spot to see the silver grass and get a snap for the gram would be from the tiny little pier on the water, otherwise known as Wedding Bridge.
Sunset Peak (大東山)
The third highest mountain in Hong Kong, standing at 869m, is also another stunning spot to see the silver grass. Although not the easiest of hikes, the 9km trail takes 4.5 hours to complete, but we can guarantee that coming out to the plateau of these golden dancing grass as the sun sets is a truly memorable experience. Did you know? We’ll be hiking Sunset Peak on 1 January 2024 to catch the first sunrise of the new year! Sign up here to join the pack!
Tai Mo Shan (大帽山)
You can’t miss out Hong Kong’s highest peak when it comes to getting a snap of the silver grass fields! It takes over 4 hours to hike to the peak, which stands at 957m above sea level, and offers nearly 360 views of Hong Kong. Not only is it a good spot to see silver grass, but also a good opportunity to meet some of Hong Kong’s local bovine community. Holy cow!
Tung Yeung Shan
Tung Yeung Shan has an elevation of 533m and is a popular destination for those looking to get a glimpse of the silver grass – and with good reason! The silver grass here covers the western tip of Kowloon ridge like a golden blanket, and although not the easiest to get to, we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
West Buffalo Hill (西水牛山)
The initial hike starts of fairly gentle, but with the silver grass at the top of the 604m hill, you need to stray away from the paved paths to make your way to the peak to really take in the views. West Buffalo Hill is also known for its Stone Window, but if you head there during autumn, the silver grass adds to the vista.