Best lake trails in China

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Explore the most popular lake 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.
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#1 - Five Color Lake from Luorong Pasture
Yading Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
Come see the beautiful Five Color Lake (Wuse Hai) and Milk Lake (Niunai Hai) in between snow-capped peaks of Xiannairi (6032m) and Yangmaiyong (5958m). The track is in Yading Nature Reserve of Sichuan province.Show more
#2 - Virgin Forest
Jiuzhai Valley National Park
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Length: 11.0 mi • Est. 6 h 37 m
This route begins at the tourist center. Bus tours are also provided by the park for an additional fee. The route to Virgin Forest passes through many attractions (lakes and ponds.) Peak Season: April to November Off Peak: November to March Fees for the park: Adult: Peak - 220 RMB Off Peak – 80 RMB Over 70 year old:Free Student (school or undergraduate)*and Handicapped Peak – 110 RMB Off Peak – 40 RMBShow more
#3 - Minhang Sports Park Loop
Minhang Sports Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 37 m
The trail network around Jinxui Lake is located in the Wetland Ecological Area of Minhang Sports Park in Shanghai. There is a wetland ecological garden around the lake, formed by wetland plants and aquatic plants. In the garden, there is a network of paths meandering through trees, lawns, across streams, and along Jinxui Lake. There are wooden paths and trestles that float on the lake, and provide close views of the verdant water flowers. There are viewing decks and benches throughout the park. This nature area is part of Minhang Sports Park development area in Minhang District of Shanghai. The network of trails leads though lush forests, meadows, and along a lakeside, where stunning water plants form beautiful gardens. Show more
#4 - West Lake Loop
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h
An easy walk alongside water and greenery. Public transportation (buses) are available along the perimeter of the lake (not on causeways) if you don't want to walk the entire loop. Some portions of the walkway are narrow and crowded.Show more
#5 - Yubeng to Glacier Lake
Yubeng, Tibet, China
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
#6 - Qingcheng Mountain Hike
Qingchengshan Dujiangyan National Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Qingcheng is 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 not for those seeking the solitude and beauty of a virgin forest mountain hike. It is a protected park that costs 110 RMB to enter. Show more
#7 - Songjiang District Central Park Loop
Songjiang District Central Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h
Songjiang is a district of Shanghai. It is divided in two by the Huhang expressway. The northern part is the new town, Songjiang Xincheng. It is easily accessible, being at the end of Metro line 9. The southern part near the river is the old town, where all the historic sights are. The city is located around 30km to the south-west of central Shanghai and is connected to downtown areas by buses and metro line 9. The new metro line 22, also known as the Jinshan Railway, has several stops in Songjiang, but express trains bypass some of them. Songjiang District Central Park is a newly renovated area of Songjiang, and includes a large peaceful area surrounded by green grass, trees, and lakes. It is an excellent place to go to escape the hustle and bustle of the more crowded areas of Shanghai. Show more
#8 - Stone Lake Loop
Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu, China
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
#9 - Tuan Jie Hu Park Loop
Tuanjiahu
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 35 m
Great park for walking after lunch. During the winter, the lake freezes so kids can play on it. There is also a small amusement park.Show more
#10 - Meilin to Xili via Green Way Walk
Tang Lang Hill Country Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
梅林到西丽绿道徒步 The greenway is an ambitious project started by the Guangdong province. The goal was to construct a greenway trail that only allows biking and walking. This trail connects some major cities in Guangdong. The road is paved and well maintained. You can enjoy activities such as biking and walking. This section follows the fence that once used to separate Shenzhen special economic zone from the rest of the world. In the 1980s, people enter Shenzhen needs special permits. Military guards frequently patrol the high fences. The road for the patrol is now part of the greenway.Show more
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