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.
Zhuangdaokou Great Wall to Shui Changcheng 1day
  • Hiking Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Fitness level needed: 2
  • Meeting time: 9.30 am
  • Back in Beijing: +- 17.30 pm
  • Price: 600¥/99$

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Hike from Zhuangdaokou Great Wall to Shui Changcheng


This 10 km Great Wall hike starts where the Wild Great Wall cuts trough the Chesnut Orchards of Zhuangdaokou village, curls trough the valley of a  national park site with stunning scenery and finaly drops in the lakes of  Shui Changcheng.  The beautiful Water Great wall is nicely restored, surrounded by impressive mountains and of course… lots of water.


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After lunch at a local restaurant we start the hike  with  a 30 minute flat walk on a winding little dirt road trough the chesnut orchards of the village untill we reach the wild Great Wall.  At this valley the Great Wall is crumbeling down a bit more every year.   A 1 hour uphill hike on the wall will bring us to a very well preserved and impressive section of the Great Wall.   On the top of the hill the Great Wall splits.  1 part  heads for the lakes, the other to a large secluded beacon tower

We head for the beacon tower first but follow a small trail that goes to the valley.  This dirt trail can be a bit slippery so good hiking shoes come in handy for this part of the hike.  About 45 minutes later we reach the lakes and have fabulous views on sections of the Great Wall that are built on mountain ridges and steep cliffs before it drops into the lake.

We will walk around the lakes and hike next to the Great wall out of the valley where our driver will pick us up again.



Level 2:捕获 medium

Most day hikes will be listed as level 2. These day hikes will be 3-4 hours hiking trips with moderate climbs.  An average physical condition is enough to enjoy these hikes. Usually kids older than 7 are ok with these hikes.  Camping trips with a level 2 mark will always have the camping gear delivered.


History of the Great Wall:
The Shui changcheng Great Wall is a popular tourist resort for local people. It connects with Zhuangdaokou and Erdaoguan in the east and Longquanyu in the west. There are many hotels, farm houses, and restaurants here as well as activities like boat rides and scenic walkways. But the main attraction for you is of course the Great Wall. There are many places where you can see the Great Wall here, and the views are impressive with high mountains and water all around.


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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!


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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