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West Lake Loop is a 7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.0 mi Elevation gain 282 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Walking

Lake

Paved

City walk

Description
Waypoints (0)

An easy walk alongside water and greenery. Public transportation (buses) are available along the perimeter of the lake (not on causeways) if you don't want to walk the entire loop. Some portions of the walkway are narrow and crowded.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (9)
Photos (158)
Recordings (19)
Completed (23)
Heleen Vrancken
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Hiking

Dogs are not aloud anymore, we had a nice walk where we could with the dogs.

Alice Yan Xu
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very good one

Roderick Huang
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HikingBugs

Very humid day; trail map is very poorly made; trail is all paved stairs, easy.

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Stan Zhou
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Rachel Whitney
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Walking

An easy walk alongside water and greenery. Public transportation (buses) are available along the perimeter of the lake (not on causeways) if you don't want to walk the entire loop. Some portions of the walkway are narrow and crowded. Kite flying and tai chi are popular in the more spacious areas.

DJ Goodman
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Walking
First to Review

I've been told the West Lake area in Hangzhou is the most romantic area in all of China. Supposedly, it is one of the premier "honeymoon" areas in China and has a few viewpoints that are on their currency. I have been there twice, once in the winter and once in the summer. Both times were wonderful experiences. There are fabulous restaurants in the immediate area with tasty food. In the summer, we boarded a ship and took a voyage around the lake. I highly reccommend visiting this area. You'll definitely enjoy this area of China.

Andy Taylor
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Hiking
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Andy Taylor
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Hiking
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Yun Zhu
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Walking
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