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Switchback Great Wall Camping Trip, 2017/05/15

Switchback Great Wall Camping Trip, 2017/05/13

We love hiking on the Great Wall in this area, and we also know a spot for camping that is just perfect. We got lucky with the weather on this visit, too – clear blue skies to go with the amazing views of mountains and Great Wall.

Click through to see photos of the campsite, wild scenery, and rough Great Wall.

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Ming Village Day Trip, 2017/5/07

Ming Village Day Trip, 2017/5/07

Cuandixia is a beautiful and historic village west of Beijing that dates back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. The main attraction is the village itself, a collection of stone courtyard-style houses built on a hillside in a narrow valley. The village has had the tourism treatment over the last few years, but it’s still a lovely spot to visit, especially if you know the trails in the hills near the village.

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Yajishan Temple Fair, 2017/5/1

Yajishan Temple Fair, 2017/5/1

The hike at Yajishan is fun by itself, with a long stair climb up to the temples followed by a scenic walk through the hills behind the temple.

The annual temple fair makes it even more lively, as people from the surrounding countryside squeeze in to check out the action.

Click through to see photos from the hike and the fair!

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Hemp Village to Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/4/23

Hemp Village to Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/4/23

The trail from Hemp Village to the Gubeikou Great Wall is long but fairly mellow, without a lot of steep climbs. The views are also excellent, particularly so on the clear and beautiful day we visited.

Click through to see seventeen photos from the hike!

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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/4/22

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/4/22

The weather was just beautiful for this walk on the Great Wall, with clear and blue skies over the Great Wall and green hills. We walked through the farmland around the Walled Village and then up a steep trail to get on top of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall.

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News and updates

Recent news and updates about Beijing Hikers and hiking in Beijing. View all the news »

Clean up hike in the magazines, 2017/4

Clean up hike in the magazines, 2017/4

In Brief: Some scans of the mentions of our Earth Day clean up hike in various magazines.

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Beijing Hikers in The Beijinger’s list of Beijing’s Best Tour Companies

Beijing Hikers in The Beijinger’s list of Beijing’s Best Tour Companies

In Brief: Best for hiking the Great Wall.

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Updates to the cost of membership

In Brief: The price of membership will increase on February 6. Read this to find out what is happening.

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Beijing Hikers on the Traveller AU website, 2016/12

Beijing Hikers on the Traveller AU website, 2016/12

In Brief: Traveller AU rated Beijing Hikers in the Top 10 Eco Experiences in Asia.

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1 - Beijing Hikers in Suddeutsche Zeitung, 2016/11

Beijing Hikers in Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2016/11

In Brief: German language article about Beijing Hikers published in Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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Hikes and trips

Hike in Beijing: Join-in hikes and trips to the Great Wall, hills, mountains, forests, and village around Beijing, every week. We have a range of difficulty levels, with hikes that are suitable for casual walkers as well as the super-fit. View the full schedule of hikes in Beijing »

Trips around China: Multi-day trips around China — visits to famous scenic areas, as well as those obscure and less well-known. View the full schedule of our trips around China »