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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 used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking.

Length 15.7 mi Elevation gain 7,047 ft Route type Point to Point

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Walking

Forest

Partially paved

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Waypoints (47)
  • 1

    Qiaotou Ticket Office

    27.18570, 100.05172

  • 2

    Jane's Tibetan Guesthouse

    27.18399, 100.05215

  • 3

    Yicheng Guesthouse

    27.17766, 100.05765

  • 4

    Climb off road

    27.17422, 100.07274

  • 5

    End of climb

    27.17982, 100.07452

  • 6

    Downhill a bit

    27.17911, 100.08038

  • 7

    Fork to right

    27.18317, 100.08215

  • 8

    Naxi Family Guesthouse

    27.18534, 100.08805

  • 9

    Cross Road

    27.18572, 100.09028

  • 10

    Turn off Road

    27.18600, 100.09030

  • 11

    Snack Shop

    27.18751, 100.09902

  • 12

    28 Bends Starts

    27.18741, 100.10058

  • 13

    Panoramic Viewpoint

    27.18948, 100.10215

  • 14

    Top of 28 Bends

    27.18962, 100.10220

  • 15

    Rock Fall

    27.19712, 100.10847

  • 16

    Village Viewpoint

    27.20535, 100.10967

  • 17

    Teahorse Guesthouse

    27.20980, 100.11079

  • 18

    Turn off road

    27.21851, 100.11882

  • 19

    Viewpoint

    27.22705, 100.12512

  • 20

    Side Canyon

    27.23021, 100.12694

  • 21

    Rejoin road

    27.23299, 100.13113

  • 22

    Come Inn (Don't Stay Here!)

    27.23953, 100.13303

  • 23

    Halfway Guesthouse

    27.24039, 100.13456

  • 24

    Family Guesthouse

    27.23881, 100.13287

  • 25

    Turn off Road

    27.24484, 100.13993

  • 26

    Dodgy section

    27.24758, 100.14267

  • 27

    Waterfalls

    27.24943, 100.14272

  • 28

    Dodgy bit ends

    27.24988, 100.14469

  • 29

    Gate

    27.25650, 100.15291

  • 30

    Turn direct to Walnut Garden

    27.25655, 100.15300

  • 31

    Rejoin Road

    27.25688, 100.15672

  • 32

    Turn to 中虎跳

    27.25335, 100.14859

  • 33

    Tina's Guesthouse

    27.25717, 100.15740

  • 34

    Bridge Cafe

    27.25838, 100.15951

  • 35

    Gorge View Guesthouse

    27.25830, 100.15988

  • 36

    Sandy's Guesthouse

    27.25791, 100.16077

  • 37

    Turn to Tiger Leaping Stone

    27.25788, 100.16068

  • 38

    Paths Junction

    27.25626, 100.16311

  • 39

    Cave

    27.25737, 100.16629

  • 40

    Sean Guesthouse

    27.27164, 100.16966

  • 41

    Tiger Leap Stone

    27.25512, 100.16374

  • 42

    Tibet Guesthouse

    27.26987, 100.16938

  • 43

    Joy Family Guesthouse

    27.26953, 100.16932

  • 44

    Woody's Guesthouse

    27.27413, 100.17122

  • 45

    Ferry

    27.30777, 100.23072

  • 46

    Walnut Garden Ticket Office

    27.27489, 100.17176

  • 47

    Naxi Family Guest House

    meals and lodging on the tiger leaping gorge traill

    27.18540, 100.08829

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Reviews (24)
Photos (134)
Recordings (30)
Completed (44)
Chen Junting
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A fantastic hiking way! Highly recommended for new hikers, it’s not difficult but u will see something totally different landscape during ur trip.

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Alex Bougher
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This was the first backpacking trip I ever did in 2012 and it’s still a great memory.

Dominika Mulak
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First part can be difficult due to muddiness especially if it’s been raining. The hike is best and the views become most epic from the Tea Horse Guest House onwards. Can be done in one day without much issue, in contrast to most advice given.

Stephen Lee
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Best hike I've ever done, though I need to do more! Was not crowded in February and the conditions were pretty nice. Read the wiki travel page for instructions.

G varusl
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Peter Ølsted
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Bruce Burger
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Nicolas Morardo
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Nicolas Morardo
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Alex Huang
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Pierre Emeriau
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Kittia Broadus
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Wei Chen
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Zongwei Li
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Aca Yu
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Jenny Lam
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Stacey Baradit
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Robert Lee
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