The Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike is a nice long walk that covers the more mellow line of Great Wall at Gubeikou and ends up at Jinshanling, where the wall runs up and down steep ridgelines.
On a clear day the views are awesome, as the wall can be seen running along ridgelines into the far distance.
The wall here at Gubeikou is covered by shrubs and trees.
We hiked up to the tall tower in the background.
Looking back along the trail.
Up on top of a tower.
We continued along the wall.
Looking back again – we’d hiked all the wall you can see in the photo.
Here we’re on the wall at the western end of Jinshanling.
A tower at Jinshanling.
Inside the tower.
The west end of Jinshanling.
In this photo you can see pretty much all of the Jinshanling Great Wall.
We finished the hike on a restored section of Great Wall.
The big statue of General Qi Jiguang, who was responsible for construction of a lot of the Great Wall built near the end of the Ming Dynasty.