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Kids Club: Yunmeng Gorge play and picnic

In Brief: A mostly-flat up-and-back walk up to a fun riverside picnic spot in Yunmeng Gorge.

Yunmeng Gorge | Swimming at Yunmeng Gorge

The swimming hole at Yunmeng Gorge.

Key information

  • 380 RMB / 340 RMB members / 180 RMB for kids 5–12 / 150 RMB for kids 3–5
  • 8:30am departure from Lido Hotel Starbucks; Liangmaqiao subway area pickup at 8:00am. Back in Beijing around 5:00pm. (Find the meeting points)
  • 3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 10km.
  • Snacks and drinks provided after the hike.

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. Best for ages 5–12. Younger children would need to be carried for most of the way on this hike.

Hike an easy 4km up Yunmeng Gorge to find a sunny spot by a swimming hole; picnic, play, and explore the area before walking back out to the end.

Itinerary

08:30—Driving to the hike, stopping for a bathroom break
10:30—Start walking, taking breaks on the way to the swimming hole
12:00—Picnic and time to play and explore
13:30—Start walking back down
15:00—Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
17:00—Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao

Swimming at Yunmeng Gorge
A sunny spot by the swimming hole. (Click for larger image)

Things to do

The sandy beaches and pools of water in Yunmeng Gorge make a perfect place to picnic, and the tall cliffs and big boulders make the scenery extra pretty.

While there aren't specially structured activities this time, there are some fun things to do besides enjoying the views.

Paddle in the swimming hole: The water in the pool is cool and clear, shallow on the edges and deeper in the middle. One side is sandy, the other side rocky—good for paddling and splashing.

Find fish, frog’s eggs, and tadpoles: A little further down the river are shallow rock pools where we might find bunches of frog eggs … or maybe tadpoles!

Hike up to a village: 20–30 minutes further up the gorge is a small village (best for older kids who want more exercise).

Please contact us if you'd like more details about the plan.

Playing in the water
Playing in the water. (Click for larger image)

Participation notes

Safety and supervision: we choose hikes that are not dangerous, and we’ll warn you about any parts of the hike that require extra attention. You’re responsible for watching your children. We’ll let you know where’s good to play.

Vehicle: all participants must wear seatbelts while in the vehicle. Ask us about bringing your car seat, as certain seats might not fit.

Weather: if the weather doesn’t look like fun, we’ll cancel or postpone the hike.

Food: bring your own picnic lunch. We’ll supply some snacks and water for you.

What to bring on this hike

  • Picnic lunch and snacks to eat during the hike
  • Sun protection: long-sleeved shirt, hat
  • Swimming gear and towel if you want to try the water, and a change of clothes in case you get wet by accident
  • Good hiking boots
  • Pencils and paper if you want to do some sketching
  • (Click here to read our full What to Bring on a Hike list)

Reasons you might not like this hike

  • It's not really a hike, and we're going to take it slow. If you're interested in a hike, please take a look at some of the other options we have.

There are risks involved in hiking. Please read our Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver and inform yourself before participating.

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Level of difficulty

Level 2 hikes are not too tough: maybe a bit hilly, but no very long climbs. This type of hike will usually be suitable for children – but please check with us if you are not sure.

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Hike statistics

  • Distance: approx. 10km
  • Time to complete: 3–4 hours
  • Location: Miyun
  • Drive time: 2 hours each way

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