Immortal Valley | Hikers on the way up the Immortal Valley park trails
On the way up the Immortal Valley park trails.

Kids Club: Immortal Valley and the Big Buddha

Hike up Immortal Valley, passing cliffs, waterfalls, boulders, and pools of water on the way to the 'Big Buddha' carved into the cliffside.

Level 2+
Some steep stairs and steps. Up to 4 hours over 6–10km. (Can I do it?)

This hike is not currently scheduled

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There's a lot to see on our Immortal Valley hike – pools filled with clear water, waterfalls, big trees, wild flowers, some distant Great Wall, the Miyun Reservoir, and long views of valleys and mountains.

We’ll walk up the valley, passing those cliffs, waterfalls, boulders, and pools of water on the way to the ‘Big Buddha’ carved into the cliffside. It’s an up-and-back trail, and you can make it into a more relaxed walk by not going all the way up. (Make a note with your booking if you’d like to try a longer hike.)

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. Best for ages 6 and up. Younger children may need to be carried for parts of the hike, especially if you aim to get up to the Big Buddha.

Itinerary

Itinerary for the hike
08:00 Driving to the hike
10:00 Start walking up to the first waterfall lookout
10:30 Climb steep stairs to the first lookout
10:45 Continue up Immortal Valley, passing pools on the way to the next waterfall
11:30 Picnic lunch by the pool and cave below the Big Buddha
12:30 Climb the stairs to the Big Buddha
13:00 Side trail down from the Big Buddha, then back the same way to the finish
14:30 Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
16:30 Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao
Immortal valley, 2017/08/25 photo #9
One of the waterfalls.

Things to do

While there aren't specially structured activities this time, there are some fun things to do.

Play in the water: water runs in a stream down the valley, collecting in large and small rock pools. Find a pool or two to dip your feet into.

Spot the weird rocks: the cliffs on either side of the valley are topped by rocky crags, some vaguely reminiscent of various animals. Signs beside the path describe what you should be looking for, but is there really a frog-shaped rock?

Extra hiking: Big kids might like to do a longer hike—finish your picnic early and follow the guides up to the Big Buddha and then farther up the valley.

Please contact us if you'd like more details about the plan.

Participation notes

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.

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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