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Over the Hills to Dajuesi hike | High mountain views in the west of Beijing
Hiking through the ‘Big Wind Gap’.

Phoenix Ridge to the Big Wind Gap

Hike the park trails up to Phoenix Ridge, and then follow the ridge up and over the big hill to get to the Big Wind Gap. We'll return the same way to Phoenix Ridge and hike back down the park trails to finish.

Level 4+
A long and fairly tough climb up to the ridge. 6–7 hours over 14–16km (Can I do it?)

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We'll hike up the park trails to Phoenix Ridge, and then follow the ridge up and over the big hill to get to the ‘Big Wind Gap’ and on to a good loop trail in that area.

On the way back, we'll head down early along the South Route in the park area, passing the Pagoda on the Rock and finishing at the re-opened South Gate of the park.

We're keeping an eye on this area for a chance to do a loop version instead of an out-and-back. Sign up and we’ll give you updates about that.

The 'Flying Stone' Pagoda
The 'Flying Stone' Pagoda. (Click for larger image)

Hike plan

  • Hike up the park trails to Phoenix Ridge
  • Follow the ridgeline trail to the ‘Big Wind Gap’
  • Do a loop hike that passes the tablet that marks the junction of Haidian, Changping, and Mentougou Districts (On advice from trail experts, this part may be a little too far. We'll see how it goes.)
  • Hike back over the big hill by the wind gap, and then down the 'South Route' track of the park area.
On the trail down from Phoenix Ridge
On the trail down from Phoenix Ridge. (Click for larger image)

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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Photos and trip reports: Phoenix Ridge to the Big Wind Gap

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