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. 8km. (Can I do it?)

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Try an easy walk in the Lakeside Great Wall Scenic area, followed by a big meal at one of our favourite countryside restaurants.

An easy walk is probably just want you want on a hot summer day. It’s especially suitable if you have kids who are are on holiday: you can all come out for a fun walk. And if you want to make it a bit more difficult, you can climb higher on the Great Wall here.

The scenery in the park is excellent right now—particularly the lakeside trail around the reservoir. This scenic area gets busy on the weekends, but on a weekday visit we don’t expect we’ll see crowds of people.

Our favourite countryside restaurant is also open for business, and after the hike we’ll head there for a big hot meal and cold drinks.

Hike plan

  • Arrive at the park.
  • Walk over the dam and then hike around the lakeside trail.
  • Take a snack break by chestnut orchards or lakeside beach area, option to climb more of the repaired Great Wall.
  • Walk over the glass bridge, and then up a steep set of stairs on the Great Wall
  • Climb more of the repaired Great Wall above the lake.
  • Finish the hike and drive to the restaurant for a big meal.

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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