乡野徒步 Hikes & Runs

This page is a serious work in progress….. We need to upload lots of trails and segments. We divide hiking and trail runs into three areas in relation to our location in Yingchuan Village. 1. Around the village. 2. Western Hikes around Hutian Shan, Yanke etc and 3. Eastern Hikes in the Santang area. East and West can be incorporated. We categorize hikes into colours based on difficulty.

Route Levels

  • Green = some hill, easy, not too long.
  • Blue = might be long or a bit more technical.
  • Red = quite hard, technical and long.
  • Black = very hard, technical and long.
  • [R]Recommended Route = all recommended but suggusted for first time visitors to get overview of the area.

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Around the village

For easy walks take the trails around the village. More challenging and full day walks can be hand east around Santang and Xiaoxu and West towards and around Yenke, Xujiawu and Hutian. 

  • Village Walk: Green 2KM Loop. Concrete path and gravel trails. Not so hard.
  • Mini Loop: Green 1.2KM Loop. Concrete path. Sharp up and sharp down.
  • Vomit Run: Green 3.5 KM Loop.  [R] Uphill and back. Concrete path. 
  • East Hill: Blue 1.5km Out. Concrete and gravel path. Steep. Over the small Eastern Hill.
  • West Tea / Forest: Blue 5km Loop. [R] Very nice walk / run through tea plantations and pine forests.
 

Western Trails

To the West walk up the concrete path from the cafe, walk up the west trail (past the play area) to the tea trail. Great views over to Qingliangfeng. Then circle down the vomit run or keep going west add a few more KM’s and take the forest trail back. Want even more KM’s? Then hike further west over to Yuanke, orgainze a picnic and van pickup from us. Alternatvily rent our bikes and pick them up from the western hills and cycle down back to us through hidden villages, streams, and forests. There is a whole bunch of exploring for us in the western hills and we are trying to link up the famous northern trails.


Eastern Trails

An alternative / next day is to walk over the east trail, down and then up to Shantang. There are many routes around the base of Qingliangfeng. Many parts of Qingliangfeng are in the nature reserve so please be careful where you go.

East Shantang: 9km+ Out. [R] A nice walk up the road to Shantang, then above and around it.
Full Circle: 15km + West Tea / Forest + Santang Epic (also xiao xu)
 

Other Walks In Area

By car = Daming, Huangshan, South Sanyang = link to map.
 
Sanyang Hill Hike
Follow a trail through the hills south to Sanyang. Visit the old town, try some local food and either walk back or have us pick you up.  Sanyang Old Street.
 
Huihang
 
Daming
 
Huangshan
 

Gallery

Warning Nature Reserve – keep out of core and buffer!!!

Warning Dangers – there are snakes and rocks/mountains you can fall off.

Warning Hydration – bring enough drinking water or filter system for your hikes and runs.

Strava Fun Run Segments

for those that use Strava we have posted a few run segments. please feel free to make some more and send them to us.

Old Vomit: Walk out south of village for 100m or so. Go over a little bridge and start the vomit run up to the concrete water tank. Run down the back route to the village ending at the cafe. 1.2km up. 2.4 up and down. We need to make a new segment for the up and down.

New Vomit 1k: start by the cafe and run up the hill following the concrete path.

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Tea Forest: run up the Vomit and down the Forest. Concrete Path / Trail.

Dashi Dash: run up to Daxiyuan. After the segment go and find a pool to jump into. Road & Gravel.

 

Santang Elevator: run from the gravel road to the top of Santang. Then from there can follow the path around.

Yenke Black Hills: End of Vomit to the black hills.

Ciken Circles: Ciken up, around and back down to Sanyang.

Daming Up: cycle or drive to Daming, then: 20km, 5% all up, 1000m, Road.