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Best trails in Great Wall Mutianyu

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Explore the most popular trails in Great Wall Mutianyu 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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Great Wall Mutianyu is one of many sections of the Great Wall of China. This section is one of the best preserved and is the longest fully restored section of the whole wall. Due to its near proximity to Beijing, visitors come far and wide to visit this historic site. Additionally, Mutianyu connects to Lianhuachi and Jiankou, which is said to have the best views. Great Wall Mutianyu was built during the Northern Qi Dynasty and was rebuilt by General Xu to strengthen its ability. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall was also used as a barrier to defend the imperial tombs and the capital. Keep count of how many watch towers you will see in this section. (There should be 23!) Visitors can opt to hike the wall or they can take cable cars. (Note that cable cars will require an additional fee.) The wall also has no shade at all! Be prepared for different temperatures, it gets really hot during the summer and there is snow in the winter.
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Map of trails in Great Wall Mutianyu
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Top trails (2)
#1 - The Great Wall at Mutianyu
Great Wall Mutianyu
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
Go early in the morning, so there are less people. The hike is outstanding however be aware of the steep stairs.Show more
#2 - Jiankou to Mutianyu
Great Wall Mutianyu
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Jiankou to Mutianyu is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Huairou, Beijing, China that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more