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Pinnacle Tower, 2018/04/29

Pinnacle Tower hike, 2018/04/29

The Pinnacle Tower hike is a short but steep trail that peaks at a tall tower in the mountains—see 12 shots from the climb up and over the top.

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Great Wall Spur hike, 2018/04/28

Great Wall Spur hike, 2018/04/28

See a set of 21 photos from a hike up and over the Great Wall Spur, a line of unrepaired Ming Dynasty-era Great Wall.

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Stone Valley Great Wall,2018/04/27

Stone Valley Great Wall, 2018/04/27

See 17 photos from a hike along the Great Wall above Stone Valley—green hills, blooming flowers, and a beautiful section of unrepaired Great Wall.

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 BIBA hike out at Gubeikou Great Wall, 2018/04/25

BIBA hike out at Gubeikou Great Wall, 2018/04/25

We organised a Great Wall walk for students and teachers from the BIBA school in Shunyi, providing a special in-depth info pack to make it a learning experience as well as a hike.

Big thanks to BIBA for asking us to help set it up!

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Earth Day clean up hike at the Jiankou Great Wall, 2018/04/22

Earth Day clean up hike at the Jiankou Great Wall, 2018/04/22

The Earth Day clean up hike has been a Beijing Hikers tradition for almost a decade. The Great Wall is where we enjoy outdoor fun and amazing views, and we want to keep it clean for everyone to enjoy. Every year we head out to clean up a messy stretch of Great Wall, hoping to set an example for other hikers we meet along the way.

In 2018 we were back at the Jiankou Great Wall, an area fairly popular with casual hikers and often a little bit messy. We chose the west side to clean, as it’s not too difficult to hike. We don’t want a tough hike while trying to carry large sacks of rubbish!

It was a rainy day all over Beijing, but luckily we didn’t get much rain during our walk. The air was fresh after a day’s rain and all green seemed new and hopeful, and embracing. It was great fun – click through to see the photos!

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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake

Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2018/04/21

Rain was forecast for the day of the hike but we headed out anyway, hoping it wouldn’t be too bad.

It was actually pretty great! Click through to see 29 photos from the hike.

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Camping Gubeikou Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/04/21

Gubeikou Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall camping, 2018/04/21

See 25 shots from a camping trip on the Great Wall at Gubeikou—overcast and cloudy, but still fun!

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Girl Scouts hike at Changyucheng, 2018/04/14

Girl Scout’s hike at Changyucheng, 2018/04/14

On a beautiful day we went out for a walk with the Girl Scouts, visiting a village at the end of a long valley in the mountains and doing a loop hike in the hills behind the village.

Click through to see 20 photos from the hike.

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War Tunnels and the old Gold Mines, 2018/04/05

War Tunnels and the old Gold Mines, 2018/04/05

A surprise snowfall made this hike extra interesting—see 16 photos from the hike and the War Tunnels museum.

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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.

Click through to see 20+ photos from the hike, including hills full of blossoms, the donkey family and the temple tour.

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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.

Click through to see 20 photos from the hike.

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