Asked by Stefan from Germany | Aug. 13, 2015 09:43
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Hiking Gubeikou to Jinshanling

1) We want to hike form Gubeiko to Jinshanling ant towards Simatai (as far as possible and back to Jinshanling. Is it possible (heard of military zone between Guebikou and Jinshanling) and how long will it take?

2) We've been to Jinshanling some years ago. I remember coming from the parking space there ist an east and west part. Are both parts walkable?

3) Is it better to do the route from point 1) the other way round, means Jinshaling towards Simatai and back and than towarss Gubeikou. Reason: Not so many tourist at the Janshling section in the morning. But maybe that's an illusion because we want to hike during Golden Week in Oct.
Thx for answers

Answers (1)
Answered by Edward from Indonesia | Aug. 14, 2015 04:14
Yes, thereis a military restricted zone. However, you can make a detour to pass the zone. The whole hiking takes around 5 hours at least. It depends on your body.

If you walk toward east from Jinshanling, you will go to Simatai. Unfortunately, you can't hike any more because there are guards who petrol there to stop travellers. Also a big iron gate was equipped there, according to some travellers. So it's impossible for you to keep hiking to Simatai section. If you walk toward west, you will reach Gubeikou.
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