Huanghuacheng Great Wall | Hiking on the unrepaired section of the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
Hiking on the unrepaired section of the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng.

Zhuangdaokou and Huanghuacheng

Explore hill trails and Great Wall in the Zhuangdaokou and Huanghuacheng area.

Level 3
Some steep climbs on the Great Wall. 3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 6km. (Can I do it?)

This hike is not currently scheduled

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This hike mixes up parts of a few different hikes that are not 100% accessible because of closed villages and other restrictions.

Once we’re on to the trail we’ll be able to do a good loop that takes us up and along some of the ‘wild’ Great Wall in the area. We’ll also have time to check out some of the repaired Great Wall, too.

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

  • Walk up a valley to reach an arch in the Great Wall.
  • Follow the ‘wild’ Great Wall up to a high point with 360°C views.
  • Hike down a hill trail and then follow farm trails back to the arch in the Great Wall.
  • Stop at the arch and explore the repaired Great Wall.
  • Hike back down the valley and drive around to the restaurant.

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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