The Great Wall at Longquanyu follows a ridge surrounded by taller mountains, with views of peaks in the distance and canyons far below. We’ll hike a recently repaired stretch with some two very steep descents, and take a detour through chestnut orchards to find the last ‘wild’ stretch of wall in the area. The hike finishes with a walk out past the Little West Lake reservoir, a popular park with views of Great Wall dipping down into the water.
When we’re done walking we’ll head to a nearby restaurant for a late lunch of Chinese food.
Note: there are some very steep descents in the first section of the hike.
Weather note: if rain or thunder is forecast we might not be able to hike. We have another Great Wall hike the next day, just in case.