Jingxi Ancient Road and Horse Hoofprints, 2020/05/30
Getting started on the hike.

Jingxi Ancient Road hike

Hike along a section of the Jingxi Ancient Road, a network of old trails and trading routes that cross over the mountains in the west of Beijing.

Level 3+
3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 10km. (Can I do it?)

This hike is not currently scheduled

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We start off in a village that sits at a crossroads on the Jingxi Ancient Road, a network of old trails and trading routes that cross over the mountains in the west of Beijing.

Behind the village we stay on the path of the trading route, making a slow climb up ‘Flower Valley’ into the hills.

Part of the way up into the hills we’ll come to a split in the trail, and we’ll either go the steep way – a chain-assisted clamber up a cliff – or take a more meandering route around.

We’ll meet up again later and stop for a lunch break near an abandoned village further up in the hills

To finish the hike we all head back down the Ancient Road’s ‘meandering route’, an easy, downhill walk that passes through forest on the way to the end.

Hike itinerary for DB, June 7, 2020
08:00 Depart from SKP.
10:00 Start the hike.
10:45 Arrive at the fork in the trail—participants may choose to follow the steep part (45-50 minutes) or the easier trail to reach the next village (60-70 minutes).
12:00 Meet up at a village for lunch break, option to take a short walk to see the horse hoofprints (15 minutes each way).
12:45 Start hiking back down the easier trail.
14:30 Finish the hike. (approx.)
16:30 Back at SKP.

Times are approximate.

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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