Stone Gate Mountain Camp | Stone Gate Mountain rock arch
Views of the rock arch from the waterfalls trail.

Stone Gate Mountain Camp hike

Try out the 9km+ trail at Stone Gate Mountain Camp—hike the stairs to the 'Stone Gate', continue up past the waterfalls, and cross the ridge to complete the full loop.

Level 4
Rated a Level 4 because of steep stairs and some tricky tracks. 3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 9km. (Can I do it?)

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For this walk we will visit Stone Gate Mountain Camp, a private camping area in the mountains just north of Huairou City.

It’s named Stone Gate Mountain for a large rock arch up on a cliff face.

The first part of the hike takes us up paved trails and stairs to the Stone Gate, where a lookout platform has been built. It’s fairly steep on the way up.

From the arch we continue through the hills to a small temple, by a valley road.

The easier version goes down that valley road and back out to the start point, crossing a few spots where the road was washed out by summer floods.

The longer version continues up the valley road to take a look at the waterfalls: one called the Big Sister, the other the Little Sister.

Farther up the road ends, and we get on to rough hill paths and trails to cross over at a pass and then down into another valley. A trail down that valley will bring us back to the start point.

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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