Goat Canyon & Great Flood hike | On the way up Goat Canyon
Hiking up Goat Canyon.

Kids Club: Goat Canyon play and picnic

An up-and-back walk into a rocky and boulder-filled valley to reach a spot with clear pools of water and patches of grass among the rocks.

Level 2
Tricky underfoot in some places, with wobbly rocks. 3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 5km. (Can I do it?)

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

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. Best for ages 5–12. Younger children would need to be carried for most of the way on this hike.


Itinerary for the hike
08:00 Driving to the hike, stopping for a bathroom break
10:00 Start walking, taking breaks on the way to the picnic spot
12:00 Picnic and time to play and explore
13:30 Start walking back down
15:00 Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
17:00 Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao
Pools of water in the canyon
The pool by the picnic spot. (Click for larger image)

Things to do

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

Paddle in the pools: There are several pools of water near the picnic area, and they're good for paddling. The water in the pools is cool and clear, and locals often hike up to fill up on drinking water.

Go looking for goats: Local shepherds often graze their goats in the canyon. Sometimes we find them on the way to the pools, sometimes a bit further up the valley.

Hike farther up the canyon: A trail continues up through a boulder-filled turn in the canyon (best for older kids who want more exercise).

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

A gang of goats
A gang of goats. (Click for larger image)

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.

COVID-19 and participation precautions

The current precautions are minimal. Please read in full here: Operating hikes under COVID-19 precautions

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