How much are you willing to pay for his perch - shaded by the tall trees, with a panoramic view of Kowloon in front of you, caressed by the gentle breeze from all around you? For me, it is worth a lot of hiking and sweat.
Looking towards the east, from another point on Beacon Hill, you can see the runway of the old Kaitak Airport, and the narrow gap between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island directly in front of it, with mountains on both sides. You can imagine taking off with your airplane from the runway, while making sure you don’t crash into one of the mountains.
For the record, I ran the first 5+ kilometers from Hung Hom up to Kowloon Tong, then hiked halfway up Beacon Hill. I was thwarted by 5 monkeys, who occupied the road and wouldn’t give way. (1) There were 5 of them and just 1 of me, (2) I really do not like monkeys, and (3) it was said that “discretion is the better part of valour”, so I retreated. From Kowloon Tong KCR/MTR station, I took the train back to Hung Hom but forgot to turn off Runkeeper. The GPS also went a bit haywire today, as you can see.