Lakeside Great Wall and Longquanyu | Views over the lake
Views over the reservoir at the Lakeside Great Wall.

Kids Club Early Christmas at the Lakeside Great Wall

Walk all around the Huanghuacheng Lakeside Scenic Area, visiting lakeside trails, a small beach by the lakeside, Ming Dynasty-era chestnut orchards, and short stretches of repaired Great Wall that offer superb views over the lake.

Level 2
Mostly flat, with some short climbs around the Great Wall. 3–4 hours start to finish over 8km. (Can I do it?)
Book your place
Bookings close December 23

Booking info

Saturday, December 24

¥420 / ¥380 members / ¥220 for kids 6–18 / ¥180 for kids 4–5

  1. 8:00am departure from the Liangmaqiao subway area
  2. 8:30am departure from the Lido Metropark Hotel Starbucks
Post-hike meal included; bring your own snacks and face mask.
Payment in advance required for this hike. More about payments

Important!—You will need to show your Health Kit/健康宝 app and 72-hour covid test results at the ticket office here.

Take an easy stroll on lakeside trails and park paths, passing a small beach by the lakeside adn Ming Dynasty-era chestnut orchards, and hiking short stretches of repaired Great Wall. We’ll finish the day with a pre-Christmas feast of food at a countryside guesthouse.

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy family time in nature. This outing is best for ages 5 and up.


Itinerary for the hike
08:30 Driving to the hike, stopping for a bathroom break
10:30 Start walking around the lakeside trail
11:30 Finish the lakeside trail and and head for the beach and chestnut orchards
12:00 Short break for snacks at the sandy beach
12:30 Hike over the Glass Bridge and up a steep stretch of repaired Great Wall, then back to the carpark to finish
13:30 Hike is finished, short drive to the restaurant
13:45 Late lunch at the restaurant
15:00 Start driving back to the city
16:30 Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao
Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2019/01/13 photo #18
Winter views from the lakeside trail.

Things to do

Play on the sand: the inner shore of the lake has a small beach of gritty sand to play on.

Climb the Great Wall: We’ll hike a short stretch of repaired Great Wall that offers amazing views over the water. Older kids can add on extra Great Wall.

Visit the Black Dragon Pool: Just outside the far border of the park is the Black Dragon Pool, a pool of water surrounded by tall cliffs. You’ll need to be a faster walker to explore this part of the park – it’s quite a long walk from the entrance. (Your guides can advise.)

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

Lakeside Great Wall and Longquanyu, 2020/11/14 photo #10
Views over the lake.

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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