Water Great Wall Shui Changcheng | Views over the Little West Lake reservoir
Views over the Little West Lake reservoir.

Water Great Wall Scenic Area

Take an easy stroll into the ‘Water’ Great Wall (AKA Shui Changcheng) Scenic Area to climb two short stretches of repaired Great Wall and make a lakeside circuit of the Little West Lake reservoir.

Level 2+
Some steep stairs on the Great Wall. 3–4 hours of easy walking over approx. 10km. (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.

The scenery in the park is excellent right now—particularly the lakeside trail around the reservoir. It’s all pretty easy as well, and it’s a good option if you want to bring out the kids for some fresh air.

Hike plan

  • Arrive at the park and go through the registration procedures.
  • Walk over the dam and climb up to the first part of the Great Wall in the park.
  • Hike over the suspension bridge and over to the chestnut orchards.
  • Climb more of the repaired Great Wall and hike into a shady valley.
  • Backtrack a little to find the trail around the big reservoir, follow the trail around the lake to finish the hike.

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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