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The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Huairou, Beijing, China that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Length 6.7 mi Elevation gain 2,470 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Paved

Views

Historic site

No dogs

Description
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Go early in the morning, so there are less people. The hike is outstanding however be aware of the steep stairs.

Weather
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Reviews (38)
Photos (159)
Recordings (56)
Completed (93)
Zhou (Joe) Y.
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Great experience. A pair of cushioned hiking shoes are desirable given the ups and downs.

Benjamin T.
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Jessye Zhang
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Overcrowded.

Spence Spencer
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Great Wall hike from cable car tower 16 to the top. Fantastic

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Audra Natalio
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Went on a camping trip with Beijing hikers. Highly recommend as the whole trip was excellent start to finish.

Guoliang Xiang
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BEST TRAIL EVER!!!!!!

Tess Gill
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The Great Wall workout.

Daniel Mitchell
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First to Review

I was visiting Beijing for work, and decided to take some friends to visit the Great Wall. Badaling is almost always filled with tourists, so we went to Mutianyu. Our visit was timed for the finish of three days of solid rain. The sky was incredibly clear, impossibly clear for those who are familiar with the typical pollution levels in north China. We went early in the morning, so there were very few people. We had an outstanding hike along the wall, and I must confess, the steep stairs utterly tortured my legs. I am standing in the airport as I write this review, and days later, my thighs and calves are still stiff. This is a great place to visit, if you are in north China, and a great place for a hike in China. I have hiked Mutianyu a few times over the years, and it never gets boring.

Thomas Harrington
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Alluhi Best
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Rick Gullion
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Huy Ly
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Xiang J
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Jorge Raziel
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Domingo Silvas
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Soren Nielsen
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Jenn Teyuca
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Zen Liu
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Bill Scher
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Bill Scher
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TT S
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Vegard Johnsen
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Kary Fuller
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Mary Gaston
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Joby Blackman
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Aubergine Mok
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Bryce p
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Liz Carbonell
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Daniel McNamara
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