Explore the most popular Partially Paved 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.

walking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Another great mountain trail you have to try!

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.

This is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Not your typical hike. Leave the hiking shoes or boots at home and wear your tennis shoes. I spent one night camping. All camp sites are on a cement pad. It is definitely in the hard category simply because of the stairs. There is a cable car up and down. I hiked up. It is relaxing and beautiful. Also my cell battery was getting low so I would turn it on and off and I pause. The total KM and M elevation along with time are all wrong and you could double it.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is an excellent trail route with amazing views!

hiking
2 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

The difficulty is very low, but the scenery is beautiful. Recommended parent-child

Plain simple mountain, perfect for walking with children

walking
9 months ago

Very Beautiful Park

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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.

hiking
Monday, June 18, 2018

Nice weekend getaway from Shanghai. There are 5 waterfalls & pools along the route, the statue at the top of the mountain, and a reservoir at the end. Trail is paved or stone the whole way, with many steep steps

walking
Friday, June 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"

hiking
Sunday, April 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
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

walking
Wednesday, June 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.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Nice walk in the bamboo words but I would rate this trail as super easy. If you're looking for a workout, then you will need to go up and down a few times. Also, if you're coming from Shanghai, it really is out in the middle of nowhere. There is 郊区, but this area was full fledged 农村。 So be prepared to get your taxi driver to wait for you so you have a ride back. Otherwise, you will likely need to take a "black car" or potentially a bus to the subway station to get back into town. If you do see a legitimate taxi, it will be a local 松江 taxi and they wont take you out of town. By car, it is about 1-1.5 hrs outside of Shanghai. I didn't go the train option, but google estimated that at around 2-2.5 hours which sounds about right. You will need to change lines from #9 line coming back into town. This is not a long distance to travel for a great hike, but this was by no means a great hike. Temple was ok. Nothing spectacular here.

walking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Firstly, let me say up front, that this is not a hiking / adventure destination that you should go too far out of your way to see. Before you hop on an airplane to fly around the world, make sure to line up a more significant target destination. If you happen to be in the vicinity of Tianmashan, why not climb up the mountain to see what you can see? If you are tired of being in the big city, here is a place in the greater Shanghai area, where you can commune with nature. There is a paved trail, with stairs in places, that goes up to the top of the hill, where there is an ancient leaning tower. I would estimate that there are at least 3-4 miles of trails that meander about. There are lovely forests and nice views of the surrounding countryside. At the base of the hill, in the surrounding villages, there are lots of small, country restaurants where you can get some tasty local food. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai, this is a perfect place to go for a day trip.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Excellent weekend getaway. Not over developed. Nice little retreat from the busy city life.

This is my favorite hike in Shenzhen. It is very close to the city. It offers the best view of Shenzhen and Shenzhen bay. Reminds me of viewing vancourver,Canada from the goose montain.

This route is the classical route in huizhou peninsula. Natural elements,marine life,long sandy beaches,historical relics,and great seafood.

hiking
18 days ago

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