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.
|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|
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.
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.