China Hiking

China Hiking

By Kelly PangUpdated Oct. 1, 2021
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  • The natural way to travel
  • A healthy way to explore China's varied landscapes
  • Experience China more deeply
  • See otherwise inaccessible places
  • Over 20 hiking trails/tours

China is vast with varied landscapes. Its awesome landscapes and ancient culture keep attracting outdoor lovers to come and explore. From the hiking routes in Tibet at an altitude of over 4,000 meters, to easy walking tour in big cities, China offers a variety of hiking routes to suit walkers of all levels.

Also read: Roads Less Traveled in China

Top Hiking Destinations

Most Popular China Hiking Routes

Li River Hiking

Li River Hiking

Hike along one of China's most beautiful rivers and enjoy the karst landscape.

Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking

Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking, Lijiang

Hike the full length of the Yangtze's deepest gorge.

Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking, Beijing

Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking, Beijing

Hike a substantial length of the Great Wall for a deeper impression of its magnitude, variety and use.

Xin'an River Hiking, Huangshan

Xin'an River Hiking, Huangshan

A truly beautiful route, with crystal-clear waters, ancient villages, bonsai trees, and mountains.

Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking

Yangtze River Hiking

See China's longest River and explore the ancient culture on it.

Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking, Beijing

Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery, Tibet

Experience the pure beauty of the "Roof of the World", and explore an untouched world.

China Hiking Destinations By Theme

Beautiful Natural Scenery

Beautiful natural sceneryBeautiful natural scenery

China is blessed with some wonderful landscapes. From the karst hills along the Li River to the Yangtze's deepest gorge in Lijiang, all the destinations listed below offer hikers picturesque scenery.

Historical Heritage

Historical heritageHistorical heritage

If you are interested in China's history and like hiking, you may consider one of the following places for a hiking trip. The imperial remnants and ancient temples combine with stunning scenery.

Coastlines and Seascapes

CoastlineCoastline

In Hong Kong and on Hainan Island there are many large coastal hiking areas. Such hikes offer warmth, pristine beaches, sea air, amazing views, relaxation and revitalization.

Shopping and Leisure

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Walking, shopping and seeing sights and people on the way in China's big cities offer walkers a great opportunity to experience the real China first hand.

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