Ma Dai Stream - A Hero in the Mountain

Ma Dai Stream - A Hero in the Mountain

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Ma Dai Stream - A Hero in the Mountain

EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/5.6 • 1/250s • ISO 200
Carrying heavy photographic equipment to hike and shoot is a harsh task especially in the summer heat. Hiking in the woods and trees along a cool stream while enjoying a variety of photographic topics sounds like a nice option in the summer time. Ma Dai Stream is a stream running from Ma On Shan to Tai Shui Hang. Take village bus NR84 from Ma On Shan Station to our starting point at Ma On Shan Country Park and descend all the way down to Tai Shui Hang. An easy one with paths sheltered by trees, this trail takes only above an hour to complete, making it a perfect destination for hikers new to stream trekking.
Take village bus NR84 and get off at Ma On Shan Country Park. Walk towards Ma On Shan Village along the traffic road
Enter the village via the path on the roadside (where the blue car parks)
Continue onto the path on the periphery of the village until the village is behind you
Step across the yellow plank into the forest path
Continue onto this path
You will then arrive at the stream
Pay attention to your safety as this area has no official hiking trail. It is better to go in company with a guide who has rich experience in stream trekking. Check the weather and rain forecast before you go. Watch out for sudden downpour and you are not advised to go after heavy rain as the stream current is swift. Besides, wear a pair of canyoning shoes for easy walking across the stream and stones and put your camera in a waterproof case.
You will see the magnificent Hero Waterfall after about 20-minute walk along the stream. The well-known Hero Cliff of Ma Dai Stream is right underneath the waterfall
The pool on the upper waterfall
A view of Ma Liu Shui from the Hero Waterfall
Descend along the path on your right when facing Ma Liu Shui (the path to the right of the big rock as shown in the picture)
Turn right at this junction
Take the steps up
Exit at the bottom of the waterfall
The Hero Waterfall and Hero Pool
Right above the pool is the Hero Cliff. It resembles a soldier in helmet overlooking afar when viewed from the side. The adjacent waterfall and pool are named “Hero” because of it
The stream path after the Hero Pool becomes more difficult to walk. You can take the path next to it instead to descend
Many small-scale waterfalls are formed amid the stones
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/8 • 1/125s • ISO 100
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/8 • 1/125s • ISO 100
Descend until you see these blue railings and take the right path to leave
Take this path to leave
This concrete road will lead you to Tai Shui Hang where you can take MTR to leave
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