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Yunmeng Mountain Greatwall Hike 云蒙山长城遗址公园登山,

A 2-3 hour hike with magnificent view of the Miyun reservoir and untouched Great wall remains built in Qi dynasty
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  Located in Miyun County, about 90 KM from Beijing city center, Yunmeng Mountain Great wall Park offers tourists magnificent view of... more »

Tips:  How to get there:
By bus: From Dongzhimen (东直门) Bus station, take # 980 bus. Get off at Miyun bell tower (密云鼓楼) stop. From this point,... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Park Entrance

The park entrance is next to the parking lot. The entrance fee is 25RMB. There is a stone carving at the right hand side which describes the park history. The hike starts at the park entrance (250 meters above sea level). The trail winds through wooded hill and ancient rocks. The road is not paved. It will turn into mud after the rain. However,... More

2. Rocky hill and signs

Although the plants are rather dense during summer, from time to time, you get a clear view of the mountain and the villages below. There are several junctions which are all well marked. Close to the top of the hill, you will see layers of rocks which remind us the volcano activities long time ago.

3. View from the Beacon at the peak

About 1 hour later, you will reach the peak of the hill. There is the remain of a Ming Dynasty beacon. There is a sign saying: climbing to the top of the beacon is prohibited. In other words, climb at your own risk. The top of the beacon offers excellent view of the rolling hills, the Miyun reservoir and several lower beacon remains. The... More

4. Enters the beacon

After resting and enjoying the view, you will follow the sign down the mountain. There are two trails at the peak. One is the trail that you take to climb up. The other is at the back of the beacon. You can take the other trail down the mountain. At one point, you will be able to actually get into one of the beacon and see what the ancient... More