Kids Club: Stone Gate Mountain waterfalls and playground
Walk up to the waterfalls in the mountains above Stone Gate Mountain Camp; hike back down for snacks and and fun at the camp playground. Big kids can hike the stairs to the ‘Stone Gate’.
Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. This hike is best for ages 7 and up. Younger children would need to be carried for most of the way on this hike, or just do a short walk.
For this walk we will visit Stone Gate Mountain Camp, a private camping area in the mountains just north of Huairou City. It’s named Stone Gate Mountain for a large rock arch up on a cliff face.
In the valleys up in the mountains are two waterfalls – ‘Big Sister’ and ‘Little Sister’ – and we’ll hike up for a look. It’s not a difficult hike, and the concrete roads and paths on the way up are in good condition apart from a few rocky places which are washed out.
Not far below the waterfalls is a small temple, which we’ll also take a look at. Big kids might enjoy the hike up to the rock arch, which starts from the temple, and then continues down steep stairs back to the start point. The hike up to the rock arch is optional, and if you’re not taking that option we’ll walk back down the same way we came.
Back down at the camp area is a shaded area for our picnic and post-hike drinks, right next to the playground.
|08:30||Driving to the hike.|
|10:30||Start walking up to the waterfalls|
|12:00||Break by one of the waterfalls|
|12:30||Start hiking back down, option to hike down via the rock arch|
|13:30||Meet up by the playground for picnic and play|
|14:30||Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break|
|16:30||Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao|
Things to do
While there aren't specially structured activities this time, there are some fun things to do.
Optional hike to the rock arch: hike hill trails to the rock arch, and then follow the stairs and side trails back down to the camp. Best for older kids.
Camp playground: a large sandy area with swings, see-saws, balance beams, mini-bouldering wall, and rope obstacles.
Please contact us if you'd like more details about the plan.
Safety and supervision: we choose hikes that are not dangerous, and we’ll warn you about any parts of the hike that require extra attention. You’re responsible for watching your children. We’ll let you know where’s good to play.
Vehicle: all participants must wear seatbelts while in the vehicle. Ask us about bringing your car seat, as certain seats might not fit.
Weather: if the weather doesn’t look like fun, we’ll cancel or postpone the hike.
Food: bring your own picnic lunch. We’ll supply some snacks and water for you.