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.
Huanghuacheng to Zhuangdaokou Great Wall Hike 1Day
  • Hiking Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Duration: 3 h
  • Hike Level : 2 -3
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 5:00 pm
  • Price: 600¥/99$

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East Huanghuacheng to Zhuangdaokou Great Wall Hike 1 Day 

This is a relaxing 8-km hike on the wild Huanghuacheng and Zhuangdaokou Great Wall. Our trail starts and finishes at local orchard and ancient walled town of Snipe Valley.

Huanghuacheng to zhuangdaokou Great wall hike

Huanghuacheng to Zhuangdaokou Great Wall Hike

It’s a great family trip on top of a Great Wall which is overgrown with plants and trees. As usual we start with a nice lunch at a local restaurant. This hike starts with a 30-minute walk through a beautiful chestnut orchard of Zhuangdaokou.  A small trail curls up the hill towards a broken section of the Great Wall. It can be slippery sometimes so make you sure wear good hiking shoes.


Closer to the top of the hill, the Wall is much better preserved. Once we arrived on top of the wall, it is in its almost perfect state and the views are very beautiful. The hike to the highest point is about 1 hour. After a rest at the viewpoint we continue to a less preserved part of the Great Wall towards a lonely beacon tower. A nice downhill hike through the forest will bring us back to Zhuandaokou village where our driver will be waiting for us.


Level 2:捕获 easy – medium

It is a 3-4 hour hiking trips with a few climbs and trails might be slippery at times. An average physical condition is required. Usually kids older than 7 are all right with these hikes.


History of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall

In ancient times, the hills in this area were filled with wild yellow flowers during the summer. The local people named their village Huanghuacheng which is Chinese for Yellow Flower Village, this section of the Great Wall was named after the village.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall is located in Huairou district, about 70 kilometers from Beijing City. It is part of the inner Great Wall that connects the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in the east, via Jiankou, and Juyong Pass in the west.

During the Yuan dynasty, the Huanghuacheng area was home to numerous small villages. They were scattered around the Benzhenguan pass, an important pass to Beijing. In the Ming dynasty, emperor Wanli...

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Zhuangdaokou Great wall hiking 1 day

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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!


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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.

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