-Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
– 1 to 3 miles per trail
Running to the top of a city can be a great way to get your bearings (and shake off jet lag) while gazing down at the city’s landmarks as you reach the top. That’s not possible in a city like Miami, where the highest point is 20 feet above sea level, but it’s a great option in a sprawling mountain-bordered city like Hong Kong.
At 1,811 feet, Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island and offers sweeping views of Victoria Harbour, Central Hong Kong and the surrounding islands. While the entire trail stretches 31 miles across the island, six trails — each ranging from 1.1 to 4.1 kilometers (0.7 to 2.5 miles) long — lead to the top of the peak. Depending on where you want to start and what shape you are in, you can choose one of the hiking trails to the top. And if you don’t feel like walking back down, you can take the Peak Tram, a funicular, from Peak Tram Station.