Great Wall Hiking

In Beijing Municipality, the Great Wall expands over 630km. Except for about 50km of the Great Wall developed for tourism at scenic spots like Badaling and Simatai, the majority of the wall is still left untouched, making it extraordinarily well-preserved. ChinaHiking will guide you to those most remote and long deserted parts of the Wild Great wall.
General Xu Great Wall Hike 1Day
  • Hiking Distance: 10-15km
  • Hiking Duration: 4h
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 6:00 pm
  • Hike level: 2 easy-medium
  • Price: 600¥/99$

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General Xu Great Wall Hike 1 Day

A fantastic 10 km off the beaten path Great Wall hike that includes beautiful mountains, flower fields, an ancient village and the magical Yangbian Great Wall. In this trip, you will see the beautiful sceneries of the Great Wall and the nature itself.

Great wall Hiking tour

Great Wall Hiking Tour

After an early lunch, our friendly local apple farmer will set us off for a 3-hour hike through hills and fields on the border of west Beijing. We will hike around 1 hour on the gentle slope and reach on the Great Wall. After a short break, we start hiking up to the Great Wall. It’s a 1.5-hour hike to the highest point of the Great Wall in this area. There are a few parts where the wall is quite crumbled down but with a little help of your balance, they are easy to overcome. From the top of the Yangbian Great Wall, we’ll have a fantastic view over the valley, part of the Border Defense Great Wall and even the Guanting Lake.


Our second part of the hike goes over a mountain, through orchards and sunflower fields and towards the ancient Dayingpan Village. It’s a beautiful village that the government just started restoring. Only a few families are still living in this picturesque place but it seems like people are coming back. We will enjoy the sceneries and take some photos. Just around the corner, our driver will pick us up and bring us back to Beijing.

Level 2:捕获  Easy-medium

We rate this trip level 2 as it is a 1day hike on a fairly easy trail. There is one uphill hike of about half an hour to start with. The rest of the trail is just slightly going up and down. It’s a perfect trip for families with kids and people with an average physical condition will enjoy the trip as well. It is a safe trail but there are a few slippery spots so its good to wear shoes with a good grip.

History of the General Xu Great Wall

General Xu Great Wall was also called “Yangbian” in Chinese, which meant “Example”. This section of the Wall was constructed by General Xu Da as a model to the other parts of the Wall, especially to the Juyong Pass.

General Xu Great Wall is about 100 kilometers west of Beijing, in Huailai county northeastern of Hebei province. It it located in the mountain near Miaogang Village, it’s also called the Miaogang Great Wall.

It was built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). It stretches for more than 10 kilometers after the renovation under...


Hiking location and meeting point:
Around 2 hour diver each way

Around 2 hours drive each way

Detailed hiking route:
横岭新图 1one day

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Open tour 

Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China?

Are you an independent traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible?

Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda.

As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!


Private tour 

Private tours are great ways to travel if you have a group of friends, family or colleagues ready to explore nature together.

Also for school trips or company team building activities, a private tour is the way to go.

We have experience guiding trips with up to 60 people from international schools and companies.

Price for private tours will vary depending on the number of people, the chosen transportation and accommodation.

Let us know your desires and we will customize a trip for you.

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