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.
Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hike (1 Day)
  • Hiking Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Duration: 4h
  • Hike level : 3
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 7:00 pm
  • Price: 600¥/ 92$

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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hike 

The Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall is a breathtaking 10-km hike that combines the wild and restored Great Wall. We will be rewarded with fantastic scenery when we reach different sections of Wall. The Jiankou to Mutianyu hike is worth to be on our list of things to do.

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great wall hike

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hike

From our meeting point at Lama Temple subway station (exit B), it takes us about 2 hours to reach the village where we have lunch. After a late lunch, we start hiking in a steep dirt trail that leads to the Great Wall. It is a 500-meter ascent that takes us about 1 hour. Our efforts are rewarded when we stand on top of the Zhengbeilou Watchtower (991m) where some of the most spectacular pictures have been taken.


We walk toward the east of the Wall and arrive at the highest point of Jiankou (1029 meters) which allows us to see the entire Mutianyu Great Wall plus much of Jiankou as well. It’s a very enjoyable walk on top of a well preserved Jiankou Great Wall. When we are close to the end of the Jiankou Great Wall, we climb the impressive Ox Horn section. (If you don’t want to hike to the steep slopes of the Ox Horn, an easy shortcut is available as well.)


We enter the Mutianyu Great Wall after a good hour of walking and another one hour downhill hike on nicely restored Great Wall is how we finish this hike. Our driver will be waiting for us down the village and take us back. We will be back at our meeting point in Beijing by 7 pm.

Level 3:捕获1 Medium-strong
A good physical condition is required for hiking in these designed trails. Hikes marked as level 3 are usually long day hikes or day hikes that include a steep uphill hike and/or trails where some balance is needed. Usually kids from age of 10 are all right with these trips.


History of the Jiankou Great Wall and Gubeikou Great Wall

Jiankou could be translated as “Arrow Nock” in English, because the shape of the mountain there looks like an arrow or letter W, with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock.

Jiankou Great Wall is located at Xizhazi village in Huairou district, about 80 km from downtown Beijing. It connects to the Mutianyu Great Wall in the east (10 km away) and Huanghuacheng Great Wall in the west.

It was first built in the Tang dynasty (618-907) and was restored largely in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Jiankou Great Wall was mainly built with...


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jiankou to mutianyu

Detail Hiking route:

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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?

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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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