Yellow Pines Peak | A view from the Great Wall above the reservoir
A view from the repaired Great Wall above the Huangsongyu reservoir

Yellow Pines Peak

A short-but-difficult hike through forest and by Great Wall in the hills above a reservoir.

Level 3+
A short hike with some steep ascents. 3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 5km. (Can I do it?)

This hike is not currently scheduled

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With pretty much everywhere shut down for visitors it’s tough to find a good hike right now. We’ve found a few places to go for a walk, and, while they’re not quite the sort of trail we usually go for, it is definitely awesome to be able to get up into the hills and into the open air.

This brand new hike is back in action after the local village government have opened up again for visitors.

It's a relatively short loop of 5km that feels more difficult due to starting with stairs and the steep off-piste bushwhack on the way up to the highest point.

From the high point we'll follow a forest trail through pines and a valley to picnic on a repaired part of Great Wall that looks out over a reservoir, and we’re hoping to finish the day with some beers in the courtyard-plus-cave of the local hotel where the trail starts.

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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