Hike for Fun

Hike for Fun

8:00am, Saturday, September 9

500 RMB, discounts for BJH members, teams, kids

Sign up and pay before September 1.

Imagine yourself all the way up on a wild section of Great Wall. Too difficult? No way!

With a pre-marked trail and BJH guides on hand, you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery and exercise without worrying that anything might go amiss. Make it more fun by hiking with your friends; and it's suitable for fit kids ages 7 and up. Some exposure to heights.

Ready for a fun day out? Sign up and pay before September 1 and you’re all go.

On this page: trail stats; schedule info; how we organise the event; prices; participation guidelines; trail description and map.

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Hike for Fun: 10km / 526m ascent and descent / 1036m peak

Too easy? How about trying The Challenge?

Be on time for check in and departure.

Find us: Meeting point location address and map

Transportation: Private bus to the start of the hike and back again afterwards. Things you don’t need for the hike can be left on the bus.

Water and snacks: Bottled water will be passed out before the start of the hike. More water will be supplied at the finish point.

Pre-marked trail: The trail will be pre-marked, with support staff posted at key intersections.

Post-hike party: We’ll break out the beer and snacks for a celebration at the end of the hike. If you finish early you might be waiting around for a while; bring some warm clothes.

Hike for Fun

500 RMB per person, 10% discount for BJH members and teams of 5 or more people. 400 RMB for kids aged 7-12.

The hiking festival is open to anyone in good physical health. If you're not in good physical health or have a health condition that could be exacerbated by hiking – for example, but not limited to, high blood pressure, heart disease or history of heart disease in family – or if you're healthy but haven't exercised in more than a year, you should not participate.

The Hike for Fun is suitable for people over the age of 7 who are used to physical exercise.

Read the full set of participation guidelines before signing up.

Section A

Village to the valley

1km / 29m ascent

Warm up the legs with a walk up the concrete road behind Stone Valley Village.

Section B

Up to the Great Wall

2.5km / 271m ascent

Follow a paved path up from the main road and then take a turn for the hills on a trail that leads up to the Great Wall.

Section C

Up and down the Great Wall

4km / 131m ascent / 378m descent

Follow a rough and unrestored line of Great Wall up to a 1034m beacon tower and then down along a ridgeline. Some steep and slippery sections, with hill trail detours around the worst bits. Some exposure to heights, with a tricky descent.

Section D

Field trails over the hill

1.3km / 95m ascent / 88m descent

Get off the Great Wall before it gets too steep to be fun and hook around to cross back over at low point. Then use farm trails to climb up and over a low ridge and down the other side.

Section E

Towards the finish line

0.6km / 60m descent

Stroll on down a concrete road to Stone Valley Village, where your reward awaits. Congratulations!

Hike for Fun 10km trail

In 2016 we had prizes for the Hike for Fun top finishers. This year the Hike for Fun isn't a race, but you'll get a certificate of completion.

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