Goat Canyon & Great Flood hike | Hiking up Goat Canyon
Hiking up Goat Canyon.

Goat Canyon Swim or Explore

Do a short hike up a bouldery canyon to find pools of water to paddle in, with some spots deep enough to submerge. BYO picnic, option to explore farther up the canyon.

Level 2
Rocky in places but not difficult 3–4 hours of easy walking over approx. 6km. (Can I do it?)

This hike is not currently scheduled

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UPDATE 2021/07/30: This hike has been cancelled because the canyon is flooded after too much rain in the last few days. It’s not possible to hike here right now. Click the button to get on the ‘Updates list’ if you’d like to get an email when we’re able to reschedule.

Hike a relatively easy 2–3km up ‘Goat Canyon’ to find pools of clear water, large boulders, grassy areas, and a choice of sunny or shaded spots to set up for a picnic.

On the way up there are several pools to try out, and we’re expecting some of the water to be waist-deep and cool. Pick a pool, have a dip, enjoy a pool-side picnic, and explore farther up the canyon if you’re interested!

Pools of water in the canyon
The pool by the picnic spot. (Click for larger image)

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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