Wucaiqianshan National Mountaineering Trails | Autumn colours in the low hills at the start of the Wucaiqianshan hike
Autumn colours in the low hills at the start of the Wucaiqianshan hike.

Wucaiqianshan South (Part I)

Hike the smaller hills of the southern section of the Wucaiqianshan National Mountaineering Trails, seeing the scenery on a relatively easy hiking trail.

Level 2+
3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 5km. (Can I do it?)

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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!

You’ll see:

  • 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!)
Autumn colours fill a valley.
Autumn colours fill a valley. (Click for larger image)

COVID-19 and participation precautions

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Photos and trip reports: Wucaiqianshan South (Part I)

  1. Wucaiqianshan scouting trip, 2022/10/17

    Wucaiqianshan scouting trip, 2022/10/17

    This is one of our newer hiking trails, and we’d originally scouted it out because we’d heard the autumn colours were amazing. On this scouting trip we caught those colours on camera—take a look!

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