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Heituo Mountain, 2017/4/15

Heituo Mountain, 2017/4/15

The Heituo Mountain hike is one of the more recent additions to our repertoire of hikes, and it took us a little while to find all the trails. This time we walked all the trails we planned to instead of making off-track adventures, and can report back that it is a solid Level 5+ hike.

Click through to see the photos from the steep hike up to the top, our high-altitude picnic area, and the long walk through the wild valleys around the back of the mountain.

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Cypress Wells Canyon and Yongning Town, 2017/4/09

Cypress Wells Canyon and Yongning Town, 2017/4/09

The Cypress Wells Canyon hike follows an old track through a canyon and into a broad and flat area in the midst of the hills. There is an old village hidden in there, uninhabited for a few years now.

Click through to see the photos – canyon cliffs and flowers, old houses, mountains, and great scenery.

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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/4/02

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/4/02

The skies were blue and the flowers were blooming at the Huanghuacheng Great Wall – perfect for a hike.

Click through to see seventeen photos of Great Wall, mountains, and the flowery scenery.

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Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall camping, 2017/3/25

Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall camping, 2017/3/25

The weekend before this camping trip the weather was lovely and mild, and we were looking forward to getting out for a night on the Great Wall.

But then the weather turned cold again, and it even snowed the day before we were going to go out.

Did we still go? Of course ... but with two sleeping bags per person!

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Silver Pagodas to De Tomb, 2017/3/25

Silver Pagodas to De Tomb, 2017/3/25

After a late fall of snow closed the mountain roads to Shuitou Village, we had to change the plan for the hike. The new plan was a combination of a few trails, making it the ‘Silver Pagodas Plus’ – half of the Silver Pagodas hike, plus the two big hills between the pagodas and the Ming Tombs area.

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News and updates

Recent news and updates about Beijing Hikers and hiking in Beijing. View all the news »

Beijing Hikers in The Beijinger’s list of Beijing’s Best Tour Companies

Beijing Hikers in The Beijinger’s list of Beijing’s Best Tour Companies

In Brief: Best for hiking the Great Wall.

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Updates to the cost of membership

In Brief: The price of membership will increase on February 6. Read this to find out what is happening.

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Beijing Hikers on the Traveller AU website, 2016/12

Beijing Hikers on the Traveller AU website, 2016/12

In Brief: Traveller AU rated Beijing Hikers in the Top 10 Eco Experiences in Asia.

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1 - Beijing Hikers in Suddeutsche Zeitung, 2016/11

Beijing Hikers in Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2016/11

In Brief: German language article about Beijing Hikers published in Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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Photo feature in The Weekender magazine, 2016/9

Photo feature in The Weekender magazine, 2016/9

In Brief: For German-speaking hiking friends – take a look at a five-page piece on three days of hiking with us, visiting Zhenbiancheng, Jiankou, the Chinese Knot, and the Great Wall Spur.

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Trip Reports: Photos and writeups of our trips around Beijing and other parts of China. View all the trip reports »

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Hikes and trips

Hike in Beijing: Join-in hikes and trips to the Great Wall, hills, mountains, forests, and village around Beijing, every week. We have a range of difficulty levels, with hikes that are suitable for casual walkers as well as the super-fit. View the full schedule of hikes in Beijing »

Trips around China: Multi-day trips around China — visits to famous scenic areas, as well as those obscure and less well-known. View the full schedule of our trips around China »