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Best trails in Shaanxi

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Trying to find the best Shaanxi trails? AllTrails has 14 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 around Xi'an Shi, Huayin or Taihuai, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Shaanxi ranging from 0.9 to 2.7 miles and from 1,345 to 3,914 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Shaanxi
Top trails (14)
#1 - Mount Hua
Huashan Scenic Area
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 9 h 24 m
HuaShan (华山) is one of the most famous mountain in China. Huashan has gondolas to the North peak and many people choose to ride the Gondola. So the trail from starting point YuQuanYuan (玉泉院) to North peak is pretty empty. The trail is a typical Chinese fashion with well built steps, and some light poles, indicating that it is possible to hike at night without flash light. The first few miles are gradual accent until the point of Thousand Foot Narrow (千尺幢), Then the trail becomes narrow and steep, almost all the way to the North Peak. There are a number of attractions on the peaks, some appear very dangerous requiring ropes for protection. You have the option to skip these attractions. Show more
#2 - Mount Hua and Plank Walk
Huashan Scenic Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
This route starts at the base of the mountain which you can get to by bus and gondola. Much of the trail had been cut out of the rock, especially the thousands of steps. Many of the steps are only about 4 to 6 inches deep and there are chains lining the whole trail up the mountain. As you get to the "golden lock pass" you notice many locks locked to the chains. The locks are typically brought by couples and placed on the mountain to bring a long lasting love to their relationship. Then you see the plank walk which is secured by harnesses and cables. At the end of the plank walk is an old Buddhist temple.Show more
#3 - Mount Hua North Peak via Plank Walk
Huashan Scenic Area
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 4 h 49 m
#4 - Xi'an City Wall
Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi, China
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
#5 - Wutai Shan Loop
Taihuai, Shaanxi, China
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Length: 41 mi • Est. Multi-day
#6 - Li Shan
Li Shan National Forest Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
Li Shan (骊山) is a relatively small hill in the district of Litong (临潼) of Xi'An (西安) city, an ancient capital for many dynasties. The most famous attraction here is Terracotta Warriors (兵马俑). The world famous museum is only a few miles from the hill. Many people choose to take Gondola to the summit. The trail is built with stone and concrete making it pretty easy to hike. At the summit, there is a kind of bell tower, which was not there 30 years, which provides another 30 feet up above the summit with better views.Show more
#7 - Xi'an City Wall South to West Gate
Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi, China
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
This route starts at the South Gate (Yongning Gate) and ends at the West Gate (Anding Gate). Show more
#8 - Qujiangchi Pond Loop
Qujiangchi Relics Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 57 m
#9 - Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi, China
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 27 m
Also known as Dayanta Pagoda.Show more
#10 - Sky Pool Loop
Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi, China
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 36 m
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