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Walk Down The Incense Trail to Dajue Temple, 201804/01

Walk Down The Incense Trail to Dajue Temple, 2018/04/01

We followed the old pilgrims trail over the hills from Miaofengshan to Dajue Temple, finishing with a look about the temple.

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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/04/01

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/04/01

On this visit to the Gubeikou Great Wall we started seeing signs of spring in the hills, with buds and blooms all through the hills around the wall.

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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/03/31

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/03/31

See 21 photos from our hike from Jiankou over to the Mutianyu Great Wall—unrepaired ‘wild’ Great Wall, the repaired section at Mutianyu, and tons of peach blossoms in the hills.

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Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Late March and early April is one of the best times for hiking in Beijing – the temperatures are mild, and we start to see the blossoms of the wild peach and apricot trees in the hills.

On this outing we hiked the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng, starting by the reservoir at the restored end and hiking over to the Walled Village at Yaoziyu.

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Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2018/03/29

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2018/03/29

See 23 photos from a hike along the Middle Route of the Switchback Great Wall—grey skies but good views, especially of the wild peach flowers.

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Beijing Hikers in TimeOut magazine's '10 City Secrets'

Beijing Hikers in TimeOut magazine’s ‘10 City Secrets’

In Brief: TimeOut Beijing magazine was putting together an article about 'offbeat, bizarre, or lesser-heard facts about the city'—we told them about camel danger and a spot where you can see Beijing from the Great Wall.

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Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2017/05

Beijing Hikers goes way back

In Brief: An old BTV interview with founders Gary and Huilin about their early-90s 5,000 mile bike ride from Beijing to London.

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Beijing Hikers 2018 calendar

2018 Beijing Hikers calendar

In Brief: Members – join a hike or visit our office to pick up your free 2018 calendar. While stocks last!

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Beijing Hikers in the Washington Post, 2017/08/24

Beijing Hikers in the Washington Post, 2017/08/24

In Brief: We're included as a way to see the non-touristy parts of the Great Wall in a ‘Beijing in 72 hours’ article.

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Beijing Hikers in travelmag.com’s Best Great Wall Tours from Beijing, 2017/8/22

Beijing Hikers in travelmag.com’s Best Great Wall Tours from Beijing, 2017/8/22

In Brief: Our Longquanyu Great Wall hike was listed in the Best Great Wall Tours from Beijing on travelmag.com.

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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 »

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