Explore the most popular Historic Site trails in China with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Juyongguan Great Wall

9 days ago

Closest to Beijing. Not part of the Great Wall. But similar design and time of construction. Do a circle!

on The Great Wall at Mutianyu

9 days ago

Great experience. A pair of cushioned hiking shoes are desirable given the ups and downs.

walking
rocky
4 months ago

This is an awesome complex. The history , views and people watching makes this a complete walk. Not really a hike but still worth the time.

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snow
6 months ago

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rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
7 months ago

amazing hike. very good work out coming up from the bottom, you are not required to pay which is so good. November is the best time to come we saw very few people all around which makes the experience so beautiful and awesome.

Overcrowded.

hiking
10 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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no shade
rocky
10 months ago

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

hiking
Sun May 19 2019

Another great mountain trail you have to try!

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rocky
Wed May 15 2019

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no shade
Fri Apr 12 2019

Pleasant walk with good city views. The walkway on top of the wall is wide and paved with large stone bricks. There is a 54 RMB entrance fee and it is well kept and there are restrooms along the way. Views towards the inside of the old city include some classic buildings and small lanes. Views on the outside of the wall are of a pleasant park and moat that runs around most of the wall. That park is free and mince with flowering plants and trees (we visited in April)

hiking
Wed Apr 10 2019

Pleasant walking path around a large urban lake. We had an enjoyable walk around the lake on a weekday morning and it was relatively quiet.

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no shade
Sun Mar 24 2019

Very hot in July of 2009. No shade, rest facilities were traditional style (not western) so take your own TP. Very beautiful structures, lots of history, but I would venture it at a cooler time.

We did this trip in July of 2009. It was amazing, however very hot, humid. Bring plenty of water, and enjoy the history.

One of my favorite areas in Shanghai!

It’s alright. But I don’t think it’s a great path to work out

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

This was a very informative and beautiful experience. It has heavy traffic in areas but opened up on to eating, drinks and craft sales along the way. Learned a lot about Taoism there the guild.

walking
Fri Jun 01 2018

Qingcheng is actually a very heavily trafficked climb up a wide footpath that has manmade stairs. It is a moderate climb that takes you past Daoist and Buddhist shrines and temples. It is one of China's sacred Daoist mountains so it is worth the climb just in light of that, but it is DEFINITELY not for those seeking the solitude and beauty of a virgin forest mountain hike. It is a protected park that will cost you 110 RMB just to enter. Does not mean a person should not go. It is a valued site for its Daoist history. Just be aware, this no backcountry "hike"

walking
Wed Feb 21 2018

walking
Wed Feb 21 2018

walking
Wed Feb 21 2018

hiking
Mon Jan 29 2018

For a hike in the city more or less it was fantastic. It was snowing the whole time I was there so there were very few people and we felt like it was a different place all together because of that. Very easy hike but nice to get out of the throng.

BEST TRAIL EVER!!!!!!

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