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Explore the most popular trails in Tiger Leaping Gorge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Tiger Leaping Gorge is known to be one of the deepest and most stunning gorge in the world. Locals say that the name tiger leaping gorge comes from the past where a tiger being hunted jumped across this gorge to escape. This gorge is located on the Jinsha River and its water flowers into the Yangtze River. Additionally, Tiger Leaping Gorge is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas World Heritage Site. This gorge is highly popular with backpackers and hikers. The hike at this gorge can be challenging due to its switchbacks however the payoffs are worth it. For those not looking for a difficult hike, check out the low trail which is primarily used by tour buses. At this gorge, the views are gorgeous and the environment is full of biodiversity. Check out the food and little stores around the gorge, most are owned by the native Naxi people.

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#1 - Tiger Leaping Gorge Trail
Tiger Leaping Gorge
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 11 h 5 m
Tiger Leaping Gorge Trail is a 15.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Hutiaoxia, Yunnan, China that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usShow more