The Wilson Trail's route lies almost
entirely within the park system. Indeed, along its entire
78 kilometres, only 15 kilometres run through non-park
countryside or other areas.
In all, the Wilson Trail traverses
eight of the Country Parks. On Hong Kong Island, Tai
Tam Country Park and its Quarry Bay Extension begin the
journey. Across the harbour, there is a gap where the
Trail runs through hills outside the parks. Then come
the three parks named Ma On Shan, Lion Rock and Kam Shan.
In the central New Territories, the Wilson Trail heads
north through Shing Mun Country Park and Tai Mo Shan
Country Park. Finally it climbs into the majestic Pat
Sin Leng Country Park. Each of the Country Parks the
Wilson Trail traverses has its individual character and
appeal - offering, as one proceeds from south to north,
changing settings with much of interest.