Location: Chongqing City, Wushan County, Dangyang Daxiagu
重庆市 巫山县 当阳大峡谷
How to get there: One hour by car from Dajiuhu 大九湖 in Shennongjia 神农架 to Dangyang Village 当阳乡, where the Grand Canyon starts. We stayed one night in Dangyang Village, trekked through the canyon the next day, and returned to Muyuzhen 木鱼镇 (the tourist center in Shennongjia) late in the afternoon.
It’s also possible to go from Wushan 巫山 to the canyon, it takes at least 3 hours.
Time of visit: October 2017
The hike from Dangyang Village through the canyon to Pinghe Village 平河乡.
The border between Hubei Province and Chongqing, just outside Shennongjia Dajiuhu.
Photos from the 50km long road between Dajiuhu and Dangyang Village (当九路), completed in 2015:
Near Dangyang Village, down in the valley:
The photos below start in Dangyang Village, follows the the road through Dangyang Grand Canyon to the end in Pinghe Village.
The asphalt road is rather new and in good condition. It’s sparsely trafficked, maybe one car every 5 or 10 minutes, so it’s a convenient walking trail.
“Viewing platform road section”:
The end of the gorge in Pinghe Village 平河乡:
Halfway between Dangyang Village and Pinghe Village is a 5km long by-road up to Daxia Village 大峡村, a beautiful walk on an asphalt road without cars or people. The following photos are from this by-road:
Warning of bees