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Huangpu Changling trail popular for hiking lovers in Guangzhou

2022-Jul-6       Source: newsgd.com

The National Trails System of Changling has recently become a popular choice for Guangzhou residents to spend their weekends.

The National Trails System of Changling (长岭国家登山健身步道) has recently become a popular choice for Guangzhou residents to spend their weekends.

The trail has a total planned length of 67.8 kilometers, and is 6 kilometers from Changping metro station.

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With different lengths and difficulty levels, more than 10 routes are designed for tourists. For example, the Huangma Main Entrance — Zhushanchong Route (黄麻主入口至珠山涌) is 1.9 kilometers in length, which is considered an easy route and takes an average of one hour to complete.

The Huangma South Loop Route (黄麻南环线) is 8.5 kilometers in length with a 165-meter rise in elevation. It takes an average of three to four hours to complete. This route passes through farmlands and villages, which suits family trips.

The Lingtou Tea Garden Loop Route (岭头茶园环线) is 2 kilometers in length with a 80-meter rise in elevation. It takes an average of one hour to complete. Tourists could enjoy fragrance of tea in the mountain and overlook the urban landscape from the platform along the path.

The Muqiang Reservoir Loop Route (木强水库环线) is 11.3 kilometers in length with 80-meter rise in elevation. It takes an average of six to seven hours to complete. This route covers rougher paths and some unexploited areas. Tourists are reminded to keep an eye out for safety.

You can see a stream at the end of the Huangma Main Entrance — Zhushanchong Route.

The trail is a gateway into nature’s beauty. If you’re lucky you can spot squirrels.

How to get there:

Huangma Main Entrance (黄麻主出入口)

National Trails System of Changling has a car park right at its main entrance with a capacity of 40-50 parking spots.

You can take the Guangzhou Metro Line 21 to the Changping Station (长平站) and exit from C1. Then take the 569 (branch line or short line) bus (569支线或569支线短线) and get off at Huangma Community Committee Stop (黄麻社区居委会站).

Changping Main Entrance (长平主出入口)

Navigate to Muqiang Reservoir (木强水库) if you are driving there.

You can take the Guangzhou Metro Line 21 to the Changping Station and exit from B2. Then take the 354 bus and get off at Changpingcun Stop (长平村站). Walk 1.5 kilometers from the bus stop to Muqiang Reservoir.

Lingtou Main Entrance (岭头主出入口)

Navigate to Lingtou Village (岭头村) if you are driving there.

You can take the Guangzhou Metro Line 21 to the Changping Station and exit from B1. Then take the Huangpu Tram Line 1 and get off at Cadres Rehabitation Centre Stop (干部康养中心站). Walk 2.3 kilometers from the tram stop to Lingtou Village.


Author丨Nina

Editor丨Wing, Keane, Jasmine, Jerry

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