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Kids Club: Yunmeng Gorge play and picnic

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

Level 2
3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 10km. (Can I do it?)

This hike is not currently scheduled

Contact us for schedule updates or set up a private hike

Change of plan—Yunmeng Gorge got washed out in the heavy rains last month and is still closed.
New hike is Goat Canyon play and picnic.

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.

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.


Itinerary for the hike
08:00 Driving to the hike, stopping for a bathroom break
10:00 Start walking, taking breaks on the way to the swimming hole
11:30 Picnic and time to play and explore
13:00 Start walking back down
14:30 Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
16:30 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.

Because of the COVID-19 situation we have some extra terms and conditions for participation.

In particular:

  • DO NOT participate if you are sick or showing symptoms of fever and/or have an elevated temperature, or have been in close contact with someone who was.
  • DO NOT participate if you have not completed any required quarantine after your return to Beijing.
  • You MUST agree to the mitigation and prevention measures outlined here and that Beijing Hikers will not be held responsible if any participants become sick.

Please read in full here: Operating hikes under COVID-19 precautions

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