Baipu Temple Loop scouting trip, 2023/11/30
Baipu Temple, in Beijing’s Mentougou District.

Baipu Temple Loop scouting trip, 2023/11/30

We did a big hike around Baipu Temple, aiming to find the best version of the hike options in the area. See a set of sixty photos from the hike and around the temple!

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Our scouting trips often turn into a bit of a struggle, as we check all the trails to find out where not to take you on the hikes.

This trip was one of those—in the second half of the hike we encountered narrow trails with a dangerous amount of exposure to heights, and valley trails that had been completely washed away by the big rainfalls of July 2023.

The first half of the hike is good to go – as long was we can dodge all the pigs – but we’ll be going out again sometime to look for a different way to finish the big loop.

Getting started

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Views through the gap to Changping District.

Middle of the first half

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We were expecting to climb over this fence; helpully the floods had washed it away.

Pig farm!

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Past the pigs.
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We checked out a track through a ravine, accompanied by local dogs.
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It got a bit steep.
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Bit too high for safe hiking.

Around the temple

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This van looked as though it had been washed down the valley by the flooding.
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Full of dirt.
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The dragons.
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An overlook of the temple.
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The dragon stone.
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The only road into the temple goes through the arch.

Up into the hills again

From the temple we hiked up into the hills again.

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Getting into the craggy section.
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Over the top and down into the valleys on the other side.
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Large slips on the hillsides.
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Washed out valleys.
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Previously a trail through low forest.
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