Great Wall Hiking

Wild Jinshanling to Restored Jinshanling Great Wall Hike

Hike 8km on the wild and restored Jinshanling Great Wall and take your perfect sunset pictures from the Jinshanling General Tower. A perfect trip combining the rolling hills of the wild Jinshanling Great Wall with the mighty fortress of the restored Jinshanling Great Wall.

  • Key Info
  • Discounts & Inclusions
  • Hiking Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Duration: 1 day
  • Hike Level: 3 medium - strong
  • Departure Time: 9:30 am
  • Back in Beijing: 7:00 pm
  • Price: 650¥ / $109

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

Short Itinerary

09:00 am    Gather at meeting point

09:30 am    Departure with private van

11:30 pm     Lunch at a local farmhouse

01:00 pm    Start hiking

05:00 pm    End hiking

07:00 pm    Arrive in Beijing


Wild & restored Great Wall

Included meals

Authentic farmhouse lunch

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Detailed Itinerary

From our meeting point our van will head North East for about 2 hours to the border of Beijing and Hebei province. We start our hike on the west side of the Jinshanling Great Wall and walk through fields and over hill ridges with fantastic views on the Wild  Jinshanling Great Wall.

45 minutes into the hike we reach  an authentic farmhouse tucked away in a valley right next to Great Wall.  The farmhouse family has been living here for 3 generations and will prepare a great lunch for us.

Jinshanling to Gubeikou Great wall hike, Jinshanling section

Jinshanling Great Wall Sunset Hike

After lunch we set of on a small trail that bring us to an excellent view point. 15 minutes later we are on top of the Wild  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 partly restored section of the Great Wall.  Here you can see how the Great Wall of China looked like during the Ming Dynasty.

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 pictures and continue our hike down on the Great Wall.

 Jinshanling Great Wall Sunset

Jinshanling Great Wall sunset

A good half hour later we meet our driver again. By 7:00pm we arrive back in Beijing with a memory card full of amazing pictures.

Your guide will give you splendid historical info about the Great Wall but feel free to go ahead and read more facts, figures and history about the Jinshanling Great wall on this link.  

Be well prepared for the trip and follow the 10 day weather forecast for area you will be hiking in on this link.

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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