2015 Hiking Festival: 10km Hike for Fun (Stone Valley Great Wall Loop)

Hike for fun along a 10km course that visits villages, hills, and Great Wall on the way to the finish.

Level 3+
3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 10km. (Can I do it?)

This hike is not currently scheduled

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Trail map for the 10km hike for Fun
Hike Festival 2015: 10km Hike for Fun
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With a bit of steep climbing up and down this isn’t a total walk in the park, but it’s not going to be so tough you’ll regret signing up. Make it more fun by hiking with your friends; suitable for fit kids ages 7 and up.

Some exposure to heights.

For full information please visit our hiking festival event mini-site at https://www.beijinghikers.com/hike-festival-2015/, or sign up here!

Registration closes October 9; payment must be made in advance.

Inclusions and cancellation policy

Trail description

Section A

Village to the valley
1km / 29m ascent

Warm up the legs with a wee walk up the concrete road behind Stone Valley Village.

Section B

Up to the Great Wall
2.5km / 271m ascent

Follow a paved path up from the main road and then take a turn for the hills on a dirt trail that leads up to the Great Wall.

Section C

Up and down the Great Wall
4km / 131m ascent / 378m descent

Follow a rough and unrestored line of Great Wall up to a 1034m beacon tower and then down along a ridgeline. Some steep and slippery sections, with hill trail detours around the worst bits. Some exposure to heights, with a tricky descent.

Section D

Field trails over the hill
1.3km / 95m ascent / 88m descent

Get off the Great Wall before it gets too steep to be fun and hook around to cross back over at low point. Then use farm trails to climb up and over a low ridge and down the other side.

Section E

Towards the finish line
0.6km / 60m descent

Stroll on down a concrete road to Stone Valley Village, where your reward awaits. Congratulations!

What's included in the price?

  • Round-trip transportation, departing from and returning to the Agricultural Exhibition Center subway station on Line 10.
  • Certificate of completion, with a special prize for places one through five
  • Trail maintenance prior to the event
  • First aid: ambulance with medical staff and equipment
  • Basic outdoor insurance
  • Rest stops where you can pick up water and a biscuit or two; water is included in the price of the event
  • Post event celebration with snacks and drinks
  • Trail sweeper

What about cancelling?

We can't give a refund for cancellations on or after October 9th. We will refund if you contact us before the 9th.

On the 16th we'll check the weather; if the weather is dangerous we will postpone the event to the next week.

If the event is cancelled on the day for reasons beyond our control, there will be no refunds.

More terms and conditions apply. Read the rest of the guidelines and information on the hike festival mini site.

For full information please visit our hiking festival event mini-site, or sign up here!

Registration closes October 9; payment must be made in advance.

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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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