Hiking down from the General's Tower. Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2019/08/01 See 12 photos from a Great Wall hike out in Yanqing District, following part of what we call the Switchback Great Wall. Were you on this trip? How did you like it? We'd love to hear from you. • Send us feedback • Review it on TripAdvisor • Share this page on Facebook We hiked up a valley trail to the Great Wall. A view from the first tower. The hike continued along Great Wall that was overgrown by trees and bushes. The General's Tower, tallest on this part of the wall. Almost up the steep bit! Taking a break in the shade. The hike continued along the wall. Looking back. We'd finish the hike in the village far below.