Running along Victoria Road provides a nice scenic tour of the western part of Hong Kong Island. It runs abut 3.8 miles one-way from the Kennedy Town MTR stop to Pok Fu Lam Rd. near the Wah Fu estate. The first mile or so is a 3% uphill grade, then it’s a little gentler. Run as far as you like and turn around, or hop on the 43m bus that runs along Victoria Rd. A great option is to use Victoria Rd., and then do some detours. Some good options, starting from the Kennedy Town MTR stop, on our map:
- Just before the 1 mile mark, take the small road that goes off to the right, 1/2 km to a scenic spot with great water views
- At the 1 mile mark, join with the Mt. Davis Path, off to the left
- Just past the 2-mile mark at the Sha Wan Fire Station, a path to the right leads to down to the Hong Kong University fields and a pleasant, 1km run along the water, along Sha Wan Rd. Can also connect to Cyberport Rd., down to the Cyberport Waterfront Park.
- At the 3.5 mile mark, head down to Waterfall Bay Park, via Wah Chui St. and Wah Fu Rd.
For a great add-on, just past the intersection of Victoria Rd. and Pok Fu Lam Rd. is a path that leads to the Hong Kong Trail, Section 2.
Mount Davis Path
Mount Davis Path is a great off-road option on the western side of HKI, off Victoria Rd. There are a few options here. From Victoria Rd. heading south, bear left on Mount Davis Path, just before Mt. Davis Rd. After 0.1m, where the path can go right or left, go left to head to the summit. At the 0.6 mile mark is a “short cut”, a set of stairs leading to the Jockey Club/Mount Davis Youth Hostel. At 0.85 miles, there’s another fork. Bear left to go to the youth hostel, until the end of the path, at 1.25 miles, or go straight, where the path ends at the summit, at 1.27 miles. It is a steady, modest climb the whole way, but runnable. Once you are in this area, it is possible to connect to all sorts of other trails. Instead of the Mount Davis Path to the summit (where you turned left off Victoria Rd., take Mount Davis Rd. to the intersection of Pok Fu Lam Rd. to connect to the Pok Fu Lam park trails, the Hong Kong Trail (Section 1), and even the Peak trails.
Here’s a great link to a detailed Mount Davis Walking Tour .