Hatton Road (Chinese: 克頓道), also known as "The Morning Trail", is a paved, steep, motor vehicle-free road in western Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It is largely used as a fitness trail for walking, running, and cycling.

Hatton Road
TypeWalking, cycling and exercise road
Length1.8 km (1.1 mi)
FromConduit Road and Kotewall Road
ToLugard Road and Harlech Road

The road measures 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) in length. It starts north at the junction with Conduit Road, where it becomes Kotewall Road, at western Mid-Levels overlooking the University of Hong Kong, which is also the terminus of First Bus Route 13. There are a few residential apartments along before the road overpasses Po Shan Road. It then winds into the forests to the south and divides Lung Fu Shan and Pok Fu Lam Country Parks.

The road ends southeast at a camping and resting ground near High West, where it intersects Lugard and Harlech roads, both leading to Victoria Peak. Hikers may also continue following a small path nearby leading to the tip of High West.[1] Pinewood Battery, a former anti-aircraft defense built in 1903 can be reached via a footpath branching off Hatton Road (Route 134 10).[2][3]

One of the seven boundary stones of the City of Victoria, and the only one being at the original location, is laid on Hatton Road about 400 metres (1,300 ft) from its northern end. On the stone is the inscription "City Boundary 1903" and an information board about the stone is few metres away from it.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ MapMyFitness. "The Peak via Hatton Road". MapMyWalk. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Map of Hong Kong Places". gwulo.com. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Pinewood Battery [1905- ]". gwulo.com. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  4. ^ "維多利亞城界石行(十五):克頓道、龍虎山郊野公園". hike.hk. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  5. ^ "龍虎山行山路線 -- 克頓道 (頁2)". gohiking.hk. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  6. ^ Geocaching. "GC545W9 City Boundary Marker - Hatton Road (Traditional Cache) in Hong Kong created by City Boundary Marker". geocaching.com. Retrieved 26 August 2015.