In spite of the destination, it is the scenery along the way that we value the most, and that is the pleasure delivered by recreational trails and footpaths. Since the warm April-May brings the season for outdoor sports and outing to appreciate the beauty of spring scenery, the suburbs of Beijing is well-prepared with numerous recreational trails with few sightseers and spectacular views.
Shunyi Wucai Qianshan Mountaineering Trail
Wucai Qianshan Hiking Trail located in the suburban hilly area, northeast of Beijing’s Shunyi District, is the heart of Wucai Qianshan National Waterfront Hiking Trails, the longest and top-ranking of its kind in Beijing. Harboring attractions, historical sites, folk villages, picking gardens, and catering services along the 38,000 mu (about 2500 hectare) of colorful mountain forests and its surroundings, the hiking trail is committed to offering leisure ecological services for tourists up to the hilt.
Sightseeing and Leisure Footpath in Jiming Mountain Scenic Area
The Sightseeing and Leisure Footpath in Jiming Mountain Scenic Area lies in Miyun District's Xin'an Village, which is embraced by Chaohe River and Hongmenchuan River and backed on mountains with simple and unique dwellings. To have a taste of bucolic scenery in the village, you can stroll around and reach the crest of Jiming Mountain where enables a bird’s-eye view of Miyun Reservoir, Miyun New City, and the Chaohe River. Jinjiabao Yudu Mountain Sightseeing and Leisure Footpath
Located in the Yudu Mountain Scenic Area northwest of Yanqing County in Beijing, the footpath is secluded, picturesque, quiet and rustic. It abounds with mountains, stones, forests, springs, waterfalls, flowers and grasses. As a retreat deep in mountains, it is a little-known virgin land in the suburbs of Beijing and the most primitive green memory preserved in the wilderness, providing the best choice for urbanites to return to nature.
Wulong Gorge Sightseeing and Leisure Footpath
The footpath is situated in Shaliangzi Village of Qianjiadian Town, the eastern mountainous area of Yanqing District, Beijing. Flanked with steep cliffs and grotesque rocks, Wulong Gorge enjoys resounding torrents and blowing spray. Although it is not very long, it’s famous for green mountains, secluded valleys, clean water and deep pools, and yet equipped with a winding trail, by which hikers can overlook the springs and brooks below as they ascend.
Buyegu Shentangyu Natural Scenic Area Wooden Trestle
Standing north of Huairou District in Beijing, this wooden trestle is constructed out of the developed tourism project “Valley of Trout”. It stretches its way to ten folk villages such as Guandi, Shentangyu, and Lianhuachi. Endowed by nature, the Shentangyu Natural Scenic Area is brimmed with mountains, rivers, precipitous peaks, fantastic rocks and the ancient Great Wall. Peculiar peaks and rocks in such shapes as Bodhisattva cap, eagle mouth, hump, and turtle display the extraordinary masterpiece of nature.
Labagoumen Sightseeing and Leisure Footpath
The Labagoumen Sightseeing and Leisure Footpath is nestled in the central area of the primeval forest at Manchu County, Labagoumen, Huairou District. Spanning over 60km in a park of which over 90% of the area is covered by forests, the footpath is rich in clean air and pleasant landscape. The forest contains 677 species of plants and a total of more than 300 kinds of animals, making it a kingdom of biodiversity which showcases the essence of natural landscape as a primeval forest.
Beijing Pinggu International Hiking Trail
Located at Xiong'erzhai Township, Nandulehe Town, Pinggu District, Beijing Pinggu International Hiking Footpath starts its way at Beizhai Village, which is known as the Hometown of Red Apricot in China, and ends at Huayu Village of Xiong’erzhai Township via four mountain-building scenic areas. With a total length of 42km, it is China’s first hiking trail that meets international standards. Surrounded with mountain flowers, verdant trees, and fresh air, it is a green and ecological footpath, as well as an ideal place for hikers to get close to nature. The annually Beijing Pinggu International Outdoor Recreation & Fitness Hiking Convention offers outdoor enthusiasts both at home and abroad a platform for fitness and relaxation.
Baihuashan Mountain Sightseeing and Leisure Footpath
The footpath winds its way in Lianhua’an Village, Shijiaying Township, Fangshan District in Beijing. Baihuashan Mountain, with an altitude of 1,991m, is the third highest peak in Beijing. Its 2,000 mu meadow is dotted with wild flowers, and enjoys the fame of "Natural Botanical Garden of North China". There are distributed with such different plant layers as poplar forest, larch forest, shrub forest, white birch forest and meadow at different altitudes. In addition, various colorful trees grow among the different plant layers, including attractions such as the "Natural Great Wall", "Mother and Child Stones", "Mountain-shaking Rock", "Hump-shape Hills", and "Stone Statue of Manjusri".
Changyucheng Tourism and Leisure Hiking Footpath
The meandering footpath in Changyucheng Village, Liucun Town, Changping District, Beijing, is built along lofty and rocky mountains and a water reservoir. Embraced by lush vegetation, twittering birds and fragrant flowers, it lives in harmony with surrounding mountains and waters, highlighting its exceptional feature as a natural destination. The Changyucheng Village it located is home to many historical sites and natural landscapes, such as the Longtan Valley Scenic Area, Huanghuapo Scenic Area, and the Great Wall built by the State of Yan during the Warring States Period.
Zhaitang Duanmugou Sightseeing and Leisure Footpath
Winding form the Baiyu Village in Zhaitang Town, the footpath passes through Cuandixia Village and the Rose Valley, and finally stops at Tianjinguan Pass. It enjoys flat road, stunning landscapes, and stylish towns on both sides. Encircled by such attractions as Lingshan Mountain, Longmen Ravine and Huangcaoliang, the ancient Duanmugou Village boasts a wealth of tourism resources.
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