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4 Best Hiking Trails in China

4 Best Hiking Trails in China

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jan. 26, 2022

China Hiking Tours offer energetic out-door people a different and exciting option for an adventure holiday. With a vast land, China has some of the best things for tourists to see and experience. Hiking in China, tourists are able to have the awesome hiking experience of appreciating the magnificent mountains, the fantastic rivers and beaches, the historical and cultural heritage, etc. Although China is not easy to explore, it is actually well worth the effort. Let's experience the natural beauty of Beijing, Guilin, Lijiang and Huangshan in a different way. Check out China Hiking Tours.

1. Li River and Yangshuo Countryside

Boasting fantastic natural landscapes and lots of precious cultural relics, Guilin is one of the most popular tourist destinations for people from all around the world. The Li River is definitely the centerpiece of a Guilin Tour. The Li River section from Yangdi to Xingping, where the Li River passes an endless procession of distinct peaks, bamboo groves and stunning landscapes, is the most wonderful part of a Li River hike. In the countryside of Yangshuo, as you hike, the stunning natural beauty and the local leisurely rural life are relaxing and refreshing.


2. The Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world. The longest wall in the world, it is an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery. It deserves its place among "the New Seven Wonders of the World" and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China. The appealing attractions along the great wall sections will surely amaze you. The popular hiking sections of Great Wall are Mutianyu to Jinshaling, Jinshaling to Simatai, and Gubeikou to Jinshanling.

The Great Wall

3. The Yellow Mountains

The Yellow Mountains is famous for its marvelous and beautiful scenery. The legendary pines, oddly-shaped rocks, phantasmagoric sea of clouds, hot springs and winter snows have own Yellow Mountain the world famous reputation of the five unique views. Yellow Mountain has brought together all the strong points other mountains have: grand, strange, baffling, arduous, steep, flourishing, quiet and spacious. The most popular activity on Huangshan is hiking around to see the scenery. Besides, the ancient villages nearby have also become popular and ideal hiking destinations.

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The yellow mountains

4. Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest canyons in the world with a good path high above the Yangtze River to get away from the throbbing roar of the river and inexpensive accommodations along the way. The scenery is spectacular, and it is considered one of China’s best hikes. Though it is one of China’s popular trails, it is not crowded. The gorge is 17 kilometers (10 miles) long, and is divided into three segments with an overall fall of 210 meters. It isn’t very strenuous except for the initial climb along a series of switchbacks near the entrance to the gorge at Tiger Leaping Gorge Town.

More suggestions about the hiking in Yunnan Province

Tiger Leaping Gorge

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