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Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai Tours

To experience both wild and restored portions of the Great Wall of China without straying far from Beijing, many visitors choose a guided hike between Jinshanling and Simatai, a trek seemingly made for hikers and adventurers.

From Jinshanling, a six-mile (10-km) stretch of largely unrestored wall leads to Simatai, where it's possible to take another steep, two-hour hike to and from a hilltop watchtower (there's also a cable car that heads most of the way up) or to continue on toward the Great Wall at Gubeikou. The four-hour hike between Jinshanling and Simatai ranks among the most popular Great Wall day hikes, given that the steep gradients and dozens of watch towers reward travelers with some of the most photogenic views anywhere on the wall, particularly on a clear day.

Did you know? This section may look familiar—many magazine photos of the Great Wall of China are taken from this segment.

Practical Info

The hike starts at Jinghanling, 81 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Beijing, so many single-day tours that visit have a very early start time. Two- or three-day tour options allow for more time.

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Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling, Beijing, null
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Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 66 Reviews

As the most popular hiking trip of Great Wall around Beijing, it will show you both untouched and restored sections of the Great Wall at Simatai West and ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.00
Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West, Beijing, Day Trips
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Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Experience the wild and isolated Great Wall at Jingshanling Great Wall. Far from the tourists and crowds. Enjoy the natural scenery and original unrestored ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.99
Jinshanling Great Wall Morning Hiking Tour, Beijing, Hiking & Camping
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Jinshanling Great Wall Morning Hiking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Precious chance to see Jinshanling Great Wall which is the remote and isolated section of the Great Wall. Jinshanling Great Wall connects Simatai Section of ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $63.50
Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling Private Sunset Tour, Beijing, Hiking & Camping
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Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling Private Sunset Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

If you are not a morning person, or if you are a shutterbug, this private sunset Great Wall tour is surely a good choice for you. The tour starts at 11:00 am, ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Coach Tour: Simatai Great Wall And Gubei Water Town, Beijing, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Coach Tour: Simatai Great Wall And Gubei Water Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

The great-wall is a must-visit spot for every traveler in Beijing, it is definitely an awe-inspiring and culturally enriching experience, and if you have ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Private Evening Tour: Illuminated Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall, Beijing, Full-day Tours
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Private Evening Tour: Illuminated Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall

This private tour will take you to the Gubei Water Town and see the Great Wall at Simatai with lights on. The Gubei Water Town resembles the famous Water Town ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
All Inclusive Group Hiking Tour from Jinshangling to Simata Great Wall West, Beijing, Private ... 
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All Inclusive Group Hiking Tour from Jinshangling to Simata Great Wall West

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Enjoy a lovely day in hiking on Jinshanling Great Wall to West Simata by a coach service. You will have a chance to meet some new friends in the tour, and ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.00
Private Great Wall Hiking Tour from Simatai West to Jinshanling, Beijing, Hiking & Camping
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Private Great Wall Hiking Tour from Simatai West to Jinshanling

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Snaking along the ridge of the mountains from Simatai West to Jinshanling. It takes you through crumbling, ancient watch towers along the way. It is extremely ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Private Hiking Day Tour: Jinshanling Great Wall from Beijing with Lunch, Beijing, Hiking & Camping
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Private Hiking Day Tour: Jinshanling Great Wall from Beijing with Lunch

If you have hiked on Mutianyu and Badaling Great Wall before, and want to challenge some other Great Wall sessions during your stay in Beijing. Jinshanling ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.00
All Inclusive Private Trekking Tour to Jinshanling Greatwall, Beijing, Hiking & Camping
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All Inclusive Private Trekking Tour to Jinshanling Greatwall

The Jinshanling Great Wall is a complicated and well preserved fortification systems and possesses the largest number of watchtowers. These watchtowers were ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $78.00

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