Best nature trips trails in Shanghai, China

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Shanghai with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of nature trips trails in Shanghai, China
Top trails (9)
#1 - 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
#2 - 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
#3 - Sheshan Forest Trail
Shanghai She Mountain National Forest Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h
Sheshan Forest Park is a pleasant getaway from the urban hustle and bustle of Shanghai. The park is located on the southwest outskirts of Shanghai. Sheshan (佘山)is a 328 foot-high (100 m) hill in the city of Shanghai, China. It is surmounted by the Our Lady of China Catholic church, Sheshan Basilica, which was built there between 1925 and 1935 following its establishment as a chapel in the 1850s by European missionaries. The trails are all paved, and accessible year round. There are three main starting points, that all connect to the same network of paths. All paths lead up a forested hill, to the basilica at the top. The views are scenic on a clear day. There are moderate inclines all of the way, so be prepared for a bit of exercise. This is a nice day hike on one of the few mountains in the area of Shanghai. Show more
#4 - Tianmashan
Tianmashan
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 22 m
Shanghai is located in a river delta, with very low altitudes. There are only a few small mountains in the vicinity. One of these is called Tian Ma Shan or Tianmashan – (天馬山). The mountain is about 100 meters high, and has been the historical location of various temples for at least 700 years. There is a Buddhist temple on the top, and also a very old, leaning tower. Tianmashan (roughly translated as heavenly horse mountain), is located about 8 km away from the much more famous Sheshan, which is Southwest of Shanghai. Show more
#5 - Xintiandi to Tianzifang
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 39 m
Walking tour through the heart of the former French Concession in Shanghai, China. The route takes you through the French Concession via "restored" areas and places that have been left in their more natural state. Xintiandi is a well-known tourist destination and Tianzifang is increasingly becoming so. Still, both show traditional style housing and buildings. Sinan Road was for a long time a peaceful street lined with old villas. This is changing, but it still makes a pleasant walk. On the way, you will see what life was like for ordinary Shanghai residents in the early 20th century, along with richer Chinese and Europeans. There are many opportunities to eat along the route. Whilst there are some souvenirs available in Xintiandi, Tianzifang is a better bet.Show more
#6 - Dalian Lake Loop
Qingpu, Shanghai, China
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
#7 - Luxun Park
Hongkou, Shanghai, China
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 36 m
Also known as Hongkou Park. Show more
#8 - Tianmashan Loop
Tianmashan
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 48 m
Shanghai is located in a river delta with very low altitudes. There are only a few small mountains in the vicinity. One of these is called Tian Ma Shan or Tianmashan – (天馬山). The mountain is about 100 meters high, and has been the historical location of various temples for at least 700 years. There is a Buddhist temple on the top, and also a very old, leaning tower. Tianmashan (roughly translated as heavenly horse mountain), is located about 8 km away from the much more famous Sheshan, which is Southwest of Shanghai.Show more
#9 - Sheshan Basilica Loop
Shanghai She Mountain National Forest Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 43 m
Sheshan Forest Park is a pleasant getaway from the urban hustle and bustle of Shanghai. The park is located on the southwest outskirts of Shanghai. Sheshan (佘山)is a 328 foot-high (100 m) hill in the city of Shanghai, China. It is surmounted by the Our Lady of China Catholic church, Sheshan Basilica, which was built there between 1925 and 1935 following its establishment as a chapel in the 1850s by European missionaries. The trails are all paved, and accessible year round. There are three main starting points, that all connect to the same network of paths. All paths lead up a forested hill, to the basilica at the top. The views are scenic on a clear day. There are moderate inclines all of the way, so be prepared for a bit of exercise. This is a nice day hike on one of the few mountains in the area of Shanghai. Show more