Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai
This stretch of the Ming wall was built here to protect the 17-mile (27 kilometer) defensible pass. The segment between Jinshanling and Simatai extends roughly 6 miles (10 kilometers), passing many portions of the wall left completely unrestored since the wall’s original construction.
From Jinshanling, it takes about 4 to 5 hours to hike all the way to Simatai, passing 43 watchtowers in various states of disrepair. Jinghanling, the starting point for the hike, sits 81 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Beijing, so be sure to get an early start if you plan to complete the entire hike.
Tours & Tickets
Explore both untouched and restored parts of the Great Wall of China on this small-group hiking tour from Beijing. Follow your expert guide along the Simatai ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
This 2-day hiking adventure takes you along the Great Wall’s untouched and restored sections of Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West. Escape from ... Read more
Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Get the ultimate experience of the Great Wall on this 3-day private hiking adventure with transport from Beijing. With your expert English-speaking guide, ... Read more
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights