[Video & Photo Blog] Revisiting the Double Deer Stream in Hong Kong

Double Deer River is one of my favourite places in Hong Kong. It’s definitely off-beat and once you get there, it feels like you are in somewhere exotic and totally away from Hong Kong.  Since I first went there a few years ago, it has become an annual ritual for me to visit it and climb up the waterfalls.

Last April, when the weather was not the warmest of all, a group of us decided to head up the Double Deer River. It was our first time of the season to stream trek. I missed stream trekking a lot and I did look forward to climbing up a waterfall again, even thought it was very misty in the morning.

Parental advisory: It is highly not recommended to stream trek in your flip-flops or Jesus sandals (like some of these guys). No ankles have been hurt in the making of this video

Sze Deep Lake & Double Deer River

When we reached the Sai Wan beach, which is the entry point of the Double Deer Stream, was extremely misty. Given that there had been heavy rain in the past few days, we were quite unsure whether the weather was stable enough.

But hell yeah, when we got there, I certainly wanted to jump in. Others, however, took some persuasion to get them in.

Sze Deep Lake (四疊潭) – The first lake of the hike. It is a series of four waterfalls and mini-pools at the downstream of the Double Deer River. On a hot day, people will go there and jump off the cliff into the lake.
Swimming in the Sze Deep Lake – water was nice, crisp and refreshing


Admiring the Natural Beauty of Hong Kong

We swam and played in the lake for at least half and hour and took the opportunity to admire the natural beauty that is being offered in Hong Kong.

The lads sitting on the edge of the lake.
Swimming in the river with full kit. It looked difficult but it’s actually not bad. The waterproof bags inside the rug sack doubled up as a flotation device.

Tackling the Waterfalls

Every time I headed up the Double Deer River, I loved tackling the challenges of climbing up these waterfalls. Every climb were different because of the water flow and weather conditions.

Phil looking very hardcore – man vs. wild

Water flowing down the fall. This was an interesting climb


More hardcore action shots – I swear the angle at which the picture was taken made us looked hardcore than we actually were.

Reaping Our Rewards – Chillexing at the Lake

Of course, the best reward for climbing up these waterfalls is to get to chill in some of the most exotic waterfalls in the world.






Trip Details:

How to Get There: From Sai Kung town center (outside McDonald), take a village bus 29R to Sai Wan Pavilion. Then follow the path toward Sai Wan Beach. Entry to the Double Deer River is at the end of the beach.


Have you climbed up a waterfall before? Do you like swimming in lakes and river? Comment below.



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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice! Looks beautiful. How far is it from the city?

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    1. yhpchung says:

      About 2 hours from the city. It’s a nice weekend getaway from all the busy surrounding.

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  2. I’m always fond of communing with waterfalls. And this one looks like something I should see. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. yhpchung says:

      There are my waterfalls in HK. Many keen outdoors enthusiasts would go there on weekends for climbing or canyoning.


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