With recent repairs and renovations made to a previously ruined line of wall that was covered in trees, we were able to extend our Longquanyu Great Wall hike, and it turned out a little bit tougher than expected!
The first thirty minutes of the hike was reasonably flat, following repaired wall along a ridge. But soon we got to some steep parts, with the Great Wall going up and down between crags and boulders before descending all the way into a deep valley.
We continued along the wall, making a detour around more cliffs and then up on to an unrepaired and rough line of Ming Dynasty-era Great Wall.
The hike finished with us climbing down into another valley, and then up hill trails and through villages to end close by to where we began.
We had super views of Great Wall, mountains, hills, valleys, and flowers. See all the photos below.
And after we passed the geese, we hiked another thirty minutes to the finish.