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Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai

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 582 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
Private Hiking Tour From Simatai West Great Wall to Jinshanling, Beijing, Day Trips
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Private Hiking Tour From Simatai West Great Wall to Jinshanling

4 star rating: Recommended 8 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 $88.00
Jinshanling Great Wall Morning Hiking Tour, Beijing, Hiking & Camping
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Jinshanling Great Wall Morning Hiking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 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 $59.00
Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West, Beijing, Hiking & Camping
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Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 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 $53.99
Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Simatai West to Jinshanling, Beijing, Day Trips
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Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Simatai West to Jinshanling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 50 Reviews

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

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

From USD $121.67
Private Day Trip: Visiting ChengDe Mountain Resort And Jinshanling Great Wall From Beijing, ... 
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Private Day Trip: Visiting ChengDe Mountain Resort And Jinshanling Great Wall From Beijing

Chengde, previously known as Jehol or Rehe, is a prefecture-level city in Hebei province, situated 180 km northeast of Beijing. It is best known as the site of ...  Read more

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

From USD $128.00
Group Hiking Tour From Jinshangling to Simata Great Wall West With Lunch Inclusive, Beijing, ... 
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Group Hiking Tour From Jinshangling to Simata Great Wall West With Lunch Inclusive

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 13 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
One Day Group Tour of Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking in Beijing, Beijing, Hiking & Camping
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One Day Group Tour of Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking in Beijing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Jinshanling Great Wall connects the Simatai Great Wall section in the east and Gubeikou Section in the west, it is the most popular Great Wall hiking route, ...  Read more

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

From USD $89.00
Private Sunset Tour to Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall including Lunch, Beijing, Hiking & ... 
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Private Sunset Tour to Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall including Lunch

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 11:00am, ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.00
Beijing Small-Group Coach Day Trip to the Jinshanling Great Wall including Lunch, Beijing, Private ... 
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Beijing Small-Group Coach Day Trip to the Jinshanling Great Wall including Lunch

Take a day to explore the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall in this small group tour. See one of the best-preserved parts of the wall built during the Ming ...  Read more

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

From USD $99.00

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