White River hike | Taking a break by the river
Taking a break by the river.

Along the White River

Hike down to the White River and head downstream on trails, gravel tracks, and dirt roads by the riverside, passing below tall cliffs.

Level 3
3 hours of easy walking over approx. 9km. (Can I do it?)

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This is almost exactly the same White River hike that we do in summer and winter, but on this visit we won't be crossing the river—the water will still be too cold to comfortably walk through.

The hike starts at a small scenic area that is the starting point of this hike. We'll follow the park trails down to the riverside, walking down through a canyon.

We’ll be following the river as it winds through a deep and wide canyon with numerous forks and steep rocky cliffs, making this an extremely picturesque hike that is easy to finish.

Just after halfway on the hike we'll stop by a ford in the river for a lunch break. It's up to you if you want to paddle in the water—we think it might still be a little cold!

You'll see the running river, leafy green trees by the riverside, impressive tall and steep cliffs made from massive slabs of rock and boulders, and hopefully the local family of herons that nest high up in the cliffs.

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: Along the White River

  1. Along the White River, 2020/05/02

    Along the White River, 2020/05/02

    See a set of 12 photos from the White River hike—with a forecast high of 36°C, it was a perfect day to cool off in the still-chilly water.

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