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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blowdown
1 month ago

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blowdown
1 month ago

good

This is a spectacular view of Nanjing. Currently the wall on top is closed heading to Purple Mountain but there is an exit down near the closure. Worth the walk. Look up the history of Nanjing 1937-1938 before head out. It will put some perspective on the walls importance.

Yading nature reserve and the hike to milk lake was well worth the 8000+ mile journey from the wasatch front of utah.

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rocky
snow
4 months ago

very good one

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bugs
7 months ago

Very humid day; trail map is very poorly made; trail is all paved stairs, easy.

walking
8 months ago

very comfortable walk for everyone,you can see lovely cats lying on the grassland

Worth to go…

It's should be a good choice If you walk in good weather morning.but remember: it's only opened from 6:00am to 9:00pm.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

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

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bugs
no shade
Fri Sep 14 2018

walking
Wed Sep 05 2018

Very Beautiful Park

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
Wed Jun 27 2018

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. Kite flying and tai chi are popular in the more spacious areas.

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"

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snow
Thu Apr 26 2018

到此一游

hiking
Sun Apr 15 2018

Beautiful walk around Changhu! Did this hike with two groups of students--ages 8-18. All of them loved it and did very well throughout the walk.

walking
Wed Feb 21 2018

walking
Wed Jun 28 2017

I had a free morning, while in Minhang District of Shanghai. Rather than wait around in my hotel for my colleagues to pick me up for afternoon meetings, I decided to find someplace with a bit of green. The area of Minhang where this trail network is located, is truly an unsightly, urban area of soulless light industrial complexes and streets full of heavy traffic. I found this green zone by looking at local maps. It was a considerable walk in the sweltering humidity of this Shanghai summer morning, but it was well worth the effort. At first, I was truly amazed that I had been frequently visiting Minhang for a decade, and had never heard of this wetland area. But then some locals explained to me that it was a new nature development area that has not been open very long. In any case, the water flowers in the lake gardens are AWESOME! They were impossibly beautiful! The trails surrounding the lake are also topnotch. They are spotless, with full-time caretakers managing them. There is a nice balance between lakeside paths, wooden walkways, and forest paths that meander through lush forests and across streams and bridges. There is an interesting network of trails that weave through this lovely green area, so that one could spend the better part of an afternoon walking them. I would guess that there are probably 3 miles or so of linear trails in the network. Although this is probably not a destination for a serious hiker looking for intercourse with primal nature, it is certainly a nice walk for anyone in the area, and worth a visit. I clocked 7.9 miles on my pedometer roundtrip to my hotel, and dripping wet with sweat and humidity by the time I got back. I smiled for the rest of the day, and kept thinking about the beautiful flowers during my boring afternoon meetings.

I was in Beijing for the weekend, so I took a few friends to visit the Summer Palace. I've been here multiple times, and different times of the year. I must say that if you plan to visit the Summer Palace, the best time to do it is NOT in the summer. Everybody else will have the same idea. There are LOT'S of people who visit in the summer. If you visit, make sure to have your transportation to and from the palace arranged beforehand. You will not be able to catch a taxi anywhere near this place! Plan on getting some walking done at the Summer Palace. There is a scenic lake, with lots of historic buildings. Read up on the history of it before visiting, to maximize your visit. I logged about 4 miles of walking here today - much of it on stairs.

I explored this area one more time this morning. I discovered that at the western end of this splendid green zone is a fantastic running / walking track. I would estimate that it is about 1/2 mile around it. There are various exercise machines along the way. There is a lake and a Tai Chi / dance / exercise stage in the middle of the track. The urban planners in Songjiang District have truly served the people of their community!

I took another morning stroll around this green zone. I found a very tiny frog jumping toward the street, with no worthy goal in sight. I caught it, and carried it down to a mossy area of one of the lakes, and let it slip away into frog paradise. I thought I should give this trail network another quick mention. Anybody who has spent any time in Shanghai should already know that there are no amazing places to hike within a 100-mile radius of the city. This is a huge city with very few green areas or mountains within its limits. Shanghai is not a hiking destination. That said, for those of us who live to walk, we must make do with what we can find. Green areas like this very nice area in Songjiang are about as good as it gets for a walk in Shanghai.

While this is probably not a hiking attraction that one should go out of their way to see, if one happens to be in the area, it is certainly a worthy spot to go for a nice walk, a jog, or to do some Tai Chi with the locals in the morning. The city has certainly done an outstanding job of carving out this very lovely green zone in the middle of the ocean of Shanghai buildings. This was obviously a very expensive city beautification project, with lots of beauty as a benefit for years to come.

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.

walking
Thu Jan 20 2011

I've been told the West Lake area in Hangzhou is the most romantic area in all of China. Supposedly, it is one of the premier "honeymoon" areas in China and has a few viewpoints that are on their currency. I have been there twice, once in the winter and once in the summer. Both times were wonderful experiences. There are fabulous restaurants in the immediate area with tasty food. In the summer, we boarded a ship and took a voyage around the lake. I highly reccommend visiting this area. You'll definitely enjoy this area of China.

hiking
21 days ago

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