The Great Wall at Mutianyu, Huairou, Beijing.

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Explore the Great Wall with us. Step off the tourist trail and hike the ‘wild’ Wall, with trips from Beijing to secluded and scenic sections of China’s old frontier.

Hill trails in Pinggu District, Beijing.

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Since 2001 we’ve found and maintained more than 100 different hiking trails in the hills around Beijing. Mountains high, valleys low, rivers long … discover what Beijing is like outside the big city.

Deep in the Tengger Desert, Inner Mongolia.

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From Silk Road deserts to mountain paths, from ancient ruins and traditional culture in mountain villages to the stunning scenery of the Zhangye Danxia Landform—join our active trips and really explore China.

Songzanlin Temple, Shangri-La, Yunnan Province.

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Take a look through our trip reports section to see write-ups and
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small country villages, plus forests, rivers, mountains, and more.

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Upcoming hikes and trips

Ready for a great hike? Every week we run hikes and trips to the Great Wall, hills, mountains, forests, and villages around Beijing, with a wide range of hikes that are suitable for casual walkers as well as the super-fit.


This week's hikes in Beijing

The General’s Tower
Departure date: Wednesday, November 21
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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop

Level 3+ / 420 RMB – Hike the Great Wall, starting from Stone Valley Village and following an line of wild wall up to a tall tower with 360° views of mountains, valleys, small villages, and a long line of wall heading high into the hills.

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Longquanyu Great Wall | Long views of mountains and Great Wall from Longquanyu
Departure date: Thursday, November 22
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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake

Level 3+ / 450 RMB – Hike a recently repaired section of Great Wall that offers amazing long views before getting on to an unrepaired 'wild' stretch that will take us over to the Little West Lake.

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The top trail at Immortal Valley
Departure date: Saturday, November 24
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Immortal Valley Loop

Level 4 / 390 RMB – Hike through and out of a park filled with water falls and pools to reach a beautiful ridgeline trail with views of mountains and the Miyun Reservoir.

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A tower on the Great Wall Spur
Departure date: Saturday, November 24
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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop

Level 3 / 450 RMB – A relatively easy hike along an unrestored section of the Great Wall that grants magnificent views of the Great Wall stretching beyond the horizon in the east and west.

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The Great Wall at Mutianyu
Departure date: Sunday, November 25
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall

Level 4 / 500 RMB – A tough hike that follows the Great Wall from Jiankou's General's Tower all the way over to the Mutianyu Great Wall, starting on unrestored wall and finishing on a restored section.

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Crossing a wooden bridge in Intelligence Valley
Departure date: Sunday, November 25
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Intelligence Valley and Yanqi Lake

Level 2 / 430 RMB – A relaxing stroll that follows a stream through a wooded valley, passing pools and sandy beaches on the way to the end, plus a short post-lunch stroll by beautiful Yanqi Lake.

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Looking back towards the Gubeikou Great Wall from Jinshanling
Departure date: Wednesday, November 28
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East

Level 4 / 500 RMB – Walk from Gubeikou to Jinshanling, following stretches of restored and unrestored Great Wall and taking a detour through the pretty farmland that surrounds Hemp Village, finishing all the way over at the eastern end of Jinshanling.

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Beijing Hikers operates trips to many places in China – famous scenic areas, as well as those obscure and less well-known. We take care of all the organisation, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery without stress.


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Upcoming trips around China

Bridges and pagodas in Lijiang’s Black Dragon Pool park
Trip dates: December 12–16, 2018
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Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province

In Brief: See the highlights of Lijiang and Shangri-La: cobbled streets and watercourses of ancient towns, Naxi and Tibetan culture, plus amazing views of snow-capped mountains. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous. From 9,740 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Trip dates: December 29–January 1
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Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (4 days)

In Brief: Head out to Gansu Province for a four-day trip that features hikes and walks around the Lanzhou Danxia Landform, the Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple. From 8,300 RMB*, all-inclusive.

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Trips on request

Find out how we can make it easy for you to take friends, family, students, staff, and co-workers for a day out at the Great Wall and other scenic areas in Beijing.

Recommended private trips to the Great Wall

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Gubeikou Great Wall

From 600 RMB* per person, all-inclusive – Enjoy a moderately difficult Great Wall hike on mostly unrestored ‘wild’ Great Wall, with photo opportunities for postcard-perfect shots of long stretches of wall and towers.
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Huanghuacheng Great Wall

From 550 RMB* per person, all-inclusive – A short-but-steep walk where you’ll see a mix of unrestored ‘wild’ Great Wall as well as a restored section, with superb views of Great Wall, mountains, and lakes.
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Teambuilding, school, and corporate events

TSS students on the Great Wall

Reward the team and show them a good – and healthy! – time out in the countryside. We'll help you choose a hike that suits the fitness level and interest of participants, and we can arrange a giant meal of country-style cooking at one of the many countryside restaurants that we know and love.


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Beijing Hikers has been leading hikes and trips around Beijing & greater China since 2001. With us, you'll explore interesting and hard to reach places, hassle-free and friendly.
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Photos, Trip Reports, and News

Read our trip reports and get an idea of what it's like to hike with us; view collections of photos from hikes and trips; read news about Beijing Hikers.

Latest trip reports and news

Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04

Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04

See 18 photos from a drizzly day in the rolling hills of Miyun—clouds, cabbages, cornfields, and more!
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Stone valley Great Wall, 2018/10/31

Stone Valley Great Wall, 2018/10/31

Big winds brought a blue sky and the feeling of winter to the high up places at Stone Valley—see 20 photos of Great Wall and mountains.
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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/10/28

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/10/28

We did the Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall hike on a cloudy day that felt like the first day of winter—see 17 photos from the walk.
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Jiankou Great Wall | Clean up hike

‘Waste-Free Wall’ clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/10/28

See 18 photos from the Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall—overcast skies, trails covered with fallen leaves, and the magnificent Gung Ho! hut.
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Yudu Mountain to Shuijia River, 2018/10/27

Yudu Mountains and Suijia River, 2018/10/27

We hiked over the Yudu Mountains to walk along the Sujia River, and then hiked back out over the mountains to get home! See 23 photos of autumn colours in the mountains and by the river.
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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/10/24

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/10/24

Awesome autumn colours and super-clear blue skies made this an amazing hike—see 53 photos from the hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East.
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Girl Scouts at Intelligence Valley, 2018/10/20

Girl Scouts at Intelligence Valley, 2018/10/20

We took the the Girl Scouts Beijing troop out for a fun walk at Intelligence Valley—see 26 shots of the valley scenery and fall foliage.
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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/10/18

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/10/18

See a selection of photos from a hike at the Huanghuacheng Great Wall—23 photos of Great Wall, blue skies, autumn colours … and an Ofo bike?!
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