Fenghuang Mountain Trail 潮州,凤凰山,登山线路 is a 27.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Qiaodong, Guangdong, China that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Fenghuang Mountain, 1,497 metres above sea level, is the highest mountain in east Guangdong. The mountain is said to be the originating place of the She people, an ethnic minority with a population of around 700,000 in China. Also well remembered about this mountain is the first-rate Fenghuang Tea produced here. The finest tea leaves come from just one tree believed to be planted in the Tang Dynasty. This is a 13 mile (3000 feet up) scenic hike through many tea producing village. It normally take 4-5 hours to reach the Tianci which is at the top of the mountain. This route shows an out and back, but one other possible itinerary is a two day trip: hike up the mountain, stay over night, and take a bus down through a different road. Self-driving up the mountain is only allowed for the local people. Backpackers are allowed to go up the mountain by foot or by taking the tourist bus. If you decide to drive up the mountain on your own car, be sure to get to this check point after hours, say in the evening. 攻略： 1：到凤凰镇：潮州汽车总站坐专线车上凤凰山镇。每天一共有4班，每隔三个小时一班，具体时间是：上午7：30，10：30，13：30，16：30，票价8元（这是老票价），时间大约也是一个小时。路比较平坦。 庵埠车站每天也有四班车到凤凰山，具体时间不详。 打的就比较贵，单程50-60元。 自驾车的朋友可以在潮州高速路口下以后往潮州市区方向开到韩山师范学院右转到沿韩山师院大门（韩文公词）那条路前走，大概几百米后往左拐向意溪方向一直走就有路标了。 2：上凤凰山： 到凤凰镇后问一下当地人，找乃兴公司坐上山的旅游车，单程是20元，来回35元（现在据说已经来回55元了）。时间不固定，坐满就走，他们的车上山也要1 小时左右。自驾车不准上山。也可以走路上去，要4个小时。还可以打当地人的摩的上去，再有就是先联系好山上的老乡，住他们家，让他们下山来接你。
The road is paved. Be sure to have sun block if you hike during the day. It gets cooler at the top of the mountain. Take thicker coat if you stay over night. Camp is allowed near Tianci area.