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TRAIL HAPPY Hong Kong has a well-worn reputation as a shopping and dining urban wonderland. Less known is the fact that the hilly territory is also a runners' paradise. Perhaps no other major metropolis boasts as many car-free, scenic trails within easy reach of public transport. The island's verdant slopes provide ample shade and stunning vistas; the only trick is finding long and level trails that won't leave runners flattened before they reach their high.

Bowen Road is the quintessential Hong Kong dog-walking, jogging, and pram-pushing path; its five well-paved kilometers hug the hillsides above the financial district...

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