Rolling Hills | The top trail on the Rolling Hills hike
Hiking up to the top trail on the longer version of the hike.

Kids Club: Rolling Hills Loop hike, Yuanxiao Making, and Farm Playground

Head out to Miyun for a loop walk in the rolling hills south of the big reservoir—choose a shorter or longer trail, and finish with some fun at a small countryside playground.

Level 2
Options for longer and shorter hikes. (Can I do it?)
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Bookings close February 26

Booking info

Saturday, February 27

¥450 / ¥405 for members / ¥300 for 5–12-year-olds / no charge for under 4s

  1. 8:00am departure from the Liangmaqiao subway area
  2. 8:30am departure from the Lido Metropark Hotel Starbucks
Includes post-hike snacks, tea, and coffee, plus dumplings and yuanxiao.

Important—you may be asked to show a green result on your Health Kit/健康宝 app at a village checkpoint, and you should also bring your passport/ID card.

Please note additional precautions and terms and conditions for hiking during the COVID-19 situation.

The Rolling Hills area is one of our favourite spots for a ramble about the countryside, and there are a lot of options for a long or short hike.

We’ll see farms and fields (and maybe sheep and cows grazing in empty cornfields) as we hike through pine forests over low hills on shepherd’s trails and tracks.

We’ve planned a short hike that is suitable for ages 5 and up, and can add on extra distance for kids with more energy.

In the area there are also some little guesthouses and mini-playgrounds, and we’ll finish up at the Jinpoluo Farm Playground, with dumplings to eat, Yuanxiao (for Lantern Festival to make … and hopefully eat) and free time to play at the farm playground.

The cost of the hike covers the food and entry to the playground. The playground also has extra paid activities like picking seasonal vegetables, donkey rides, and tractor rides, which you’d pay for by yourself if interested.

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. This outing is best for ages 6 and up. Younger kids could walk in places but would need to be carried for some parts.

Itinerary

Itinerary for the hike
08:00 Bus departs from Liangmaqiao subway area and drives to Lido
08:30 Driving to the hike from Lido, stopping for a bathroom break
10:00 Start the hike
13:00 Arrive at the farm and finish the hike
13:30 Dumplings for lunch
14:30 Yuanxiao-making competition
15:30 Free time at the farm playground
16:30 Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
18:00 Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao
Field trails by the farm
Field trails by the farm. (Click for larger image)

Things to do on the hike

Find the pheasants: keep an eye out for feathers on the trail, and look out for scared pheasants taking flight. Which are male, and which are female?

Look out for cows and sheep: shepherds and cowherds send their flocks into the hills and cornfields to fill up on food. Sometimes we see them, sometimes we don’t.

Climb up to the lookout: a paved track leads to the top of one of the highest hills in the area and down the other side. If it’s clear you can see the Yunmeng Mountains, Yanqi Lake, Beijing’s CBD, and more mountains all around. Involves some stair-climbing; best for bigger kids.

Things to do at the playground

Snow stuff: some of the rides and activities that cost extra at the farm include snow slides and toboggans.Let us know if you’d like to know what costs what.

Big slides: one straight, one snake-y, both about 12m long.

Trampolines

Haybale maze: a small maze of hip-height hay bales.

Donkey, horse, and tractor rides: take a ride at an extra cost (you can pay the playground staff directly).

Seasonal vegetable picking: pick your own vegetables for ¥15 per 500g. Selection depends on what’s available on the day.

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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