West Hills / Xishan Blossoms Route | Blossoms by the trail in Beijing’s West Hills.
Blossoms by the trail in Beijing’s West Hills.

West Hills Blossoms Route

Stretch your legs on a long hike that shows spring blossoms as well as traces of abandoned villages and remnants of ancient temples and pilgrim’s trails.

Level 4
Some steep climbs, mostly easy. 5–6 hours start to finish over approx. 14km (Can I do it?)

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The hills to the west of Beijing city are full of trails and tracks that are great for a long day of rambling about.

We’ve planned this one as a springtime special, picking a route that will take us by flowers and blooming blossoms.

The hike follows the first 5km of our regular West Hills route, starting off near the Beijing Botanical Gardens.

We take a few different turns in the middle to check out some of the special spots in the hills before coming back around to the picturesque Machang Reservor, and finish up by hiking out near Badachu.

As well as the blossoms, we’ll see traces of abandoned villages and remnants of ancient temples and pilgrim’s trails.

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  1. West Hills Blossoms Route, 2024/04/13

    West Hills Blossoms Route, 2024/04/13

    A bit of fog, traffic jams, a few extra kms, not that many blossoms … still a fun hike! See 20+ photos from a walk all the way through the West Hills, from near the Botanical Gardens all the way over to the Forest Park.

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