On a clear and crisp late-autumn day we visited ‘Dragon Cloud’ Mountain in Miyun District for a reasonably easy hike in extremely scenic surrounds.
Dragon Cloud Mountain is a rather poetic name – it’s more of a big hill than a mountain – but the scenery needs no superlatives!
We started off by a bend in the White River, following a metal walkway along the riverside. We climbed up a valley trail to get on to the top of Dragon Cloud Mountain, visiting the Fake Tree and the Ghost House on the way to a reservoir on one of the peaks.
After a loop around the reservoir we headed back down to the river, passing through a tunnel that had been decked out as a mysterious cave for a movie being filmed in the area.