The High Tower (top left) poking out above the clouds. High Tower and Huanglouyuan, 2022/10/29 Foggy and misty scenery, fallen leaves, light rain, and a definite feel of winter—see 30+ photos from the hike up to the High Tower. Were you on this trip? How did you like it? We'd love to hear from you. • Send us feedback • Review it on TripAdvisor • Share this page on Facebook We started the hike in a village. Cabbages outside the old castle walls. Wind turbines sweeping through the gloom. Arriving at the village reservoir. On to a forest trail behind the reservoir. Looking back down the valley. Closer to the wind turbines. At the top of the valley. Oops! Stepped over the border into Hebei Province. Back on the Beijing side. More forest trails. Out of the forest and on the way to the meadows higher up. Coming up to the High Tower. The High Tower. We hiked off on to unrepaired Great Wall. Then more forest trails to get back to the Great Wall. The High Tower poking out of the clouds. We continued along the Great Wall. Passing by a tower. We finished the hike with a hike out down a different valley. A quick picnic at the end.