This hike covers (roughly) the first part of the southern half of the Wucaiqianshan National Mountaineering Trails.
The mountaineering trail project is still in the works, and some of the infrastructure is maybe a wee bit overengineered. But the trails here are well-formed and clear, and the views (we think) can be excellent. The majority of the trail is packed gravel and dirt, with boardwalks in a few places.
The hike goes through low hills close to the city and outlying villages. Powerlines cross over parts of the track. There are a few extended climbs, but overall this is an easy hike.
At this time of year we should see the start of some of the autumn colours out here—hopefully the ‘five colours’ that this area is famous for!
Pavilions and viewing platforms, plus signs that tell tall tales of bandits and bullies, imperial visits, a magical goose, and fanciful landmarks
Low rolling hills, with a mix of pines and scrub
All the amazing autumn colours (hopefully!)
COVID-19 and participation precautions
The brief version:
Please 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/is.