Great Wall Hiking

Wild Jinshanling to Restored Jinshanling Great Wall Sunset Hike

Hike 7km on the wild and restored Jinshanling Great Wall and take your perfect sunset pictures from the Jinshanling General Tower. A perfect trip for the hot summer months if you are up for a relax hike on one of the most beautiful Great Wall sections.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 7km
  • Hiking Duration: 1 day
  • Hike level: 3 Medium - strong
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 9:30 pm
  • Price: 650¥ / $109

Meeting/drop off point: Lama temple subway exit B (How to get there?)

Short Itinerary

11:00 am     Gather at meeting point

11:30 am     Departure with private van

01:30 pm     Lunch at a local farmhouse

02:30 pm     Start hiking

07:30 pm     End hiking

09:30 pm     Arrive in Beijing


Wild & restored Great Wall

Included meals

Authentic farmhouse lunch

Upcoming trip:

Detailed Itinerary

From our meeting point (lama temple subway station exit B) our van will head North East for about 2 hours to the border of Beijing and Hebei province where we will have lunch at an authentic farmhouse with view on the Jinshanling Great Wall.

A small trail will bring us pass an excellent view point and 15 minutes later we are on the Wild Jinshanling Great Wall. The 10-km long Jinshanling Great Wall shows some amazing defensive features like barrier walls, battlement walls, watchtowers, gun emplacements, shooting holes and horse blocking walls.

Jinshanling Great Wall trek

Jinshanling Great Wall trek

We hike down the crumbled section of the Wild Jinshanling for about 30 minutes till we reach the most famous and best preserved section, and partly restored section of the Great Wall. Here you can see how the Great Wall of China looked like during the Ming Dynasty.

JInshanling to Gubeikou Great Wall hike, Jinshanling section

Jinshanling Great Wall sunset hike

We continue our hike all the way up to the General tower with its intoxicating views over all 67 watch towers of the Jinshanling Great Wall.  We take our time for some amazing sunset pictures and continue our hike down on the Great Wall.

 Jinshanling Great Wall sunset hike

Jinshanling Great Wall sunset hike

A good half hour later, we meet our driver again By 9:30pm we arrive back in Beijing with a memory card full of amazing pictures. Don’t forget to bring snacks for coming back to Beijing as today’s hike will have given you an appetite 🙂

Level 2: Medium-Strong

We give this hike a level 2 medium rating, as the trail is not too long but still most of the hike is uphill. If you have a normal physical condition you will enjoy this trip for sure.

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