Looking for a great trail near Huairou, Beijing? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Beijing Badaling National Park Forest, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Huairou ranging from 2.1 to 5.2 miles and from 413 to 3,310 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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This one accidentally has the lift coming down the mountain- the start and finish should be the same - the wall is from the stage 14 to 20. Going up to 20 is mainly up hill and coming back is mainly down hills. Between 19 and 20 is the most steep section. However breathtaking views looking back. Mostly recommend going in the after due to the angle of the sun.

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

This is a path a bit less traveled as far as the Great Wall goes. Went on the weekend and it wasn’t crowded at all. The wall is well restored, and have even added handrails in steep areas. Did this as a point to point trail hiking to the uppermost beacon tower and viewing platform. Took the magnetic rail car down since time was a factor. Would rate this moderate for steep inclines (and descents) and the very inconsistent step heights. From the bottom you can boat or walk back to the parking area. This is a fairly newly opened section and for now, lesser known. Views are nice with the lake.

Overcrowded.

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5 months ago

Absolutely incredible hike! We did this ourselves with no guide, and we were the only ones on the wall until it joins up with the restored section. It’s easy enough to follow the path through the forest up to Zhengbeilou Tower and from there pretty straightforward to follow round to Mutianyu. Unreal views and 100% better than when I did Jinshanling to Simitai 10 years ago! Would do this hike again in a heartbeat!

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rocky
6 months ago

Great Wall hike from cable car tower 16 to the top. Fantastic

Went on a camping trip with Beijing hikers. Highly recommend as the whole trip was excellent start to finish.

BEST TRAIL EVER!!!!!!

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Tue Oct 31 2017

The Great Wall workout.

I was visiting Beijing for work, and decided to take some friends to visit the Great Wall. Badaling is almost always filled with tourists, so we went to Mutianyu. Our visit was timed for the finish of three days of solid rain. The sky was incredibly clear, impossibly clear for those who are familiar with the typical pollution levels in north China. We went early in the morning, so there were very few people. We had an outstanding hike along the wall, and I must confess, the steep stairs utterly tortured my legs. I am standing in the airport as I write this review, and days later, my thighs and calves are still stiff. This is a great place to visit, if you are in north China, and a great place for a hike in China. I have hiked Mutianyu a few times over the years, and it never gets boring.

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