Shuiquan Canyon | Looking down on a pool in the canyon
Autumn colours in the hills above the canyon.

Earth Day Clean Up: Shuiquan Canyon

The bouldery scenery and streams of Shuiquan Canyon have been somewhat spoiled by a buildup of trash and litter. Help us clean up!

Level 3
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

Join the clean up for Earth Day, and do your part to keep Shuiquan Canyon clean and green.

No pizza—the Jiankou Great Wall is shut down for the One Belt One Road Forum, which means we can’t hit up the Gung Ho! Hut for pizza after the clean up. We’ll provide snacks and drinks instead, and we’ve rescheduled the Jiankou Clean Up and Pizza to Sunday, May 19.

Hike info

Hike hill trails and valley paths to on the way to Shuiquan Canyon, a bouldery valley in the Longquanyu area. The route through the canyon takes us around and over several large pools as we walk below cliffs and over rickety bridges, hiking over and around boulders on the way to the end. The hike is of moderate difficulty, with some balance required to cross stepping stones.

Clean up plan

  1. Walk down a long road through villages to get to the trail that leads to the canyon.
  2. Hike hill trails through fields and then down into the canyon
  3. Hike up and out the canyon, keeping an eye out for things to pick up.
  4. Carry out all the bags we’ll fill with rubbish
  5. Reward yourself for the hard work with snacks and drinks after the hike, with us picking up the tab

As well as clearing trash out of the canyon, we’ll be setting an example for other hikers we see on the trail.

Trash we’ll be collecting

  • Any plastic
  • Any metal without sharp edges
  • Cigarette butts
  • Orange peels (Even though they come from fruit, these peels do not break down quickly!)
  • Whatever you feel comfortable removing that was left by someone else

What to bring

We’ll provide

  • Water
  • Garbage bags
  • Work gloves

COVID-19 and participation precautions

The brief version:

  • Please 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/is.
  • 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

Related content

Photos and trip reports: Earth Day Clean Up: Shuiquan Canyon

  1. Shuiquan Canyon, 2018/12/01

    Shuiquan Canyon, 2018/12/01

    We revived part of an old trail to make a new-ish route—see a set of 20 photos of bouldery scenery and icy rivers from the Shuiquan Canyon hike.

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