Taking a short break, with the General’s Tower in the background. Switchback Great Wall, 2023/10/28 See a set of 16 shots from a mid-autumn hike up to the ‘switchback’, a special spot where the wall makes a hairpin turn on a bluff. 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 Setting out on the hike. Up the hill to the wall. Higher up in the hills. Taking a short break, with the General’s Tower in the background. We took a detour around a section that was under repair. Passing the ‘switchback’. Hiking down a rough section to finish.