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Earth Day clean up hike at the Jiankou Great Wall, 2018/04/22

Earth Day clean up hike at the Jiankou Great Wall, 2018/04/22

The Earth Day clean up hike has been a Beijing Hikers tradition for almost a decade. The Great Wall is where we enjoy outdoor fun and amazing views, and we want to keep it clean for everyone to enjoy. Every year we head out to clean up a messy stretch of Great Wall, hoping to set an example for other hikers we meet along the way.

In 2018 we were back at the Jiankou Great Wall, an area fairly popular with casual hikers and often a little bit messy. We chose the west side to clean, as it’s not too difficult to hike. We don’t want a tough hike while trying to carry large sacks of rubbish!

It was a rainy day all over Beijing, but luckily we didn’t get much rain during our walk. The air was fresh after a day’s rain and all green seemed new and hopeful, and embracing. It was great fun – click through to see the photos!

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Girl Scouts hike at Changyucheng, 2018/04/14

Girl Scout’s hike at Changyucheng, 2018/04/14

On a beautiful day we went out for a walk with the Girl Scouts, visiting a village at the end of a long valley in the mountains and doing a loop hike in the hills behind the village.

Click through to see 20 photos from the hike.

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Walk Down The Incense Trail to Dajue Temple, 201804/01

Walk Down The Incense Trail to Dajue Temple, 2018/04/01

We followed the old pilgrims trail over the hills from Miaofengshan to Dajue Temple, finishing with a look about the temple.

Click through to see 20+ photos from the hike, including hills full of blossoms, the donkey family and the temple tour.

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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/04/01

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/04/01

On this visit to the Gubeikou Great Wall we started seeing signs of spring in the hills, with buds and blooms all through the hills around the wall.

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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/03/31

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/03/31

See 21 photos from our hike from Jiankou over to the Mutianyu Great Wall—unrepaired ‘wild’ Great Wall, the repaired section at Mutianyu, and tons of peach blossoms in the hills.

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Beijing Hikers in TimeOut magazine's '10 City Secrets'

Beijing Hikers in TimeOut magazine’s ‘10 City Secrets’

In Brief: TimeOut Beijing magazine was putting together an article about 'offbeat, bizarre, or lesser-heard facts about the city'—we told them about camel danger and a spot where you can see Beijing from the Great Wall.

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Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2017/05

Beijing Hikers goes way back

In Brief: An old BTV interview with founders Gary and Huilin about their early-90s 5,000 mile bike ride from Beijing to London.

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Beijing Hikers 2018 calendar

2018 Beijing Hikers calendar

In Brief: Members – join a hike or visit our office to pick up your free 2018 calendar. While stocks last!

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Beijing Hikers in the Washington Post, 2017/08/24

Beijing Hikers in the Washington Post, 2017/08/24

In Brief: We're included as a way to see the non-touristy parts of the Great Wall in a ‘Beijing in 72 hours’ article.

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Beijing Hikers in travelmag.com’s Best Great Wall Tours from Beijing, 2017/8/22

Beijing Hikers in travelmag.com’s Best Great Wall Tours from Beijing, 2017/8/22

In Brief: Our Longquanyu Great Wall hike was listed in the Best Great Wall Tours from Beijing on travelmag.com.

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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 »

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