Green Tips: Please use reusable water bottles and containers to reduce waste at source.

Checklist of Equipment
2 masks (for use and change) Hiking Stick
Identification Documents & Small
Amounts of Money
Whistle (For emergency)
Water and 2 bottles Sticking-plasters and first aid kit
Fully Charged Mobile Phone Food
Mobile device with fitness-tracking APP (e.g. smart phone, GPS sports watch) Hat, windbreaker and thick socks
Headlamp and torch with adequate batteries Towel
Map Raincoat
Compass Spare Clothes

The information below is provided by Green Power Hike winning athlete, Sports Physiotherapist in Centre of Rehabilitation & Exercising Specialist, Mr. Elton NG:

Basic Equipment
  1. A detailed map and a compass are necessities to avoid getting lost. For detailed maps about the entire Hong Kong Trail, please call the Map Sales Outlets at 2231 3187 / 2780 0981 or ISD Publications Sales Unit at 2537 1910. Or, please click Map for the route by sections.
  2. Bring torches/ headlamps and batteries with you for night walking.
  3. The weather can change dramatically. Please bring enough protective warm clothing and sunscreen. We also suggest participants to bring along raincoats, waterproof backpacks or to pack possessions in plastic bags inside backpacks to prevent them from getting wet.
  4. Weather will get cooler and windier at night, participants should bring along windbreakers to keep warm.
  5. Remember to bring extra socks and clothing for change.
  6. Participants should bring enough food and water, and include replenishment points and emergency retreat routes during route planning.
  7. Please bring your own first aid kit and medicine in case of emergencies during the event.
  8. A hiking stick can be a great help for hiking.
  9. Bring your cell phone and emergency money.

Choice of Shoes
Style: Participants are recommended to wear a pair of hiking or running shoes which are suitable for long distance hiking.
Size: Shoes should have sufficient space for your feet. After the socks are on, there should be at least 1 cm space between the toes and tip of the toebox, because the toes will slide forward when you walk down the slope. If you do not allow enough space, then the extremely high pressure on tip of toes will lead to blisters or even damaged or detached toenails.
Type: Normal feet → Neutral running shoes; Flat feet → Support running shoes; High arches → Cushion running shoes
Others: Brand new shoes should not be worn on the day of the event; those with flat feet can wear support shoes with tailor-made insoles; prepare an extra pair of shoes for emergency; have a pedicure 2 days before the event to avoid injuries to the toes when going downhill.