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Chongqing's Most Complete Trail Map Launched for Outdoor Fitness

By SHIHAN YANGICHONGQING|Oct 13,2021

The Administration of Sport of Chongqing and Chongqing Municipal Geographic Information and Remote Sensing Application Center have jointly launched the “Chongqing as a China Top Outdoor Sports Destination” Map Series and selected some characteristic fitness trails to form the “Chongqing Fitness Trail Map.”

The “Chongqing Fitness Trail Map” was jointly launched by The Administration of Sport of Chongqing and Chongqing Municipal Geographic Information and Remote Sensing Application Center. (Photo provided to iChongqing)

Due to its mountainous terrain, Chongqing has multitudes of hills. Based on Chongqing’s characteristic mountain and river resources, fitness trails are like green ribbons, connecting the natural and cultural landscapes of all parts of Chongqing. They are also important to space carriers to show the natural scenery, pass down the city culture, and improve the quality of people’s lives, which are suitable for family outings.

Mountain City Trails

Located beside mountains and rivers, Chongqing’s trails are the most characteristic name card of the mountain city.

The downtown has planned 60 trails with mountain city characteristics to form a trail network integrating “street trails, riverside trails, and forest trails.” With the goal of building a characteristic pedestrian system, Chongqing has launched 17 mountain city trails that can best meet the travel needs of residents, highlight the most prominent characteristics of local landscapes, and embody the most profound historical culture, which is suitable for walking, traveling, study tours, and sightseeing. By spreading the “Mountain City Story,” Chongqing will forge a characteristic “Mountain City Trail brand.”

Chonggang Trail

The Chonggang (lit. Chongqing iron and steel) Trail is 22 km in length, with the theme of experiencing the culture of Chongqing iron and steel industrial heritage and admiring the Yaxian Park scenery. It is composed of the mainline of Chonggang Yaxian Park Trail, which consists of Yangdu Forest Experience Section, Yuejin Village Sports Section, Jiugong Temple Culture and Art Section, Chonggang Culture Chuangzhi Section, and Yidu Park Section, and two branches of Taohuaxi Trail and Dadukou Park Trail.

At present, the first phase of the project has been completed, including the mainline of Yidu Ancient Town entrance section of 500 meters and the branch line of 1,000 meters; the mainline of Yidu Park section of 1,500 meters; the mainline of Langyue Jiangshan section of 500 meters. The project combines scenic spots along the way, such as Chongqing Industrial Museum, Yidu Park, and Yidu Ancient Town. The second phase is under construction, and the whole line is scheduled to be completed by 2022.


A quiet corner of Chonggang Trail. (Photo provided to iChongqing)

Half-hill Scarpline Trail

The Half-hill Scarpline Trail, with a total length of 28.7 km, is designed to show the three-dimensional urban landscape and cultural characteristics. It comprises the mainline of Jiankang Road-Eling-Fotuguan-Hutouyan-Pingdingshan Half-hill Scarpline (Bus + Walking) and 18 branch trails, including the Three-layer Road branch, the International City branch, and the Hongyan branch.

The Hutouyan ridge sightseeing trail is built along the ridge of Hutouyan, featuring dense plants and fresh air. The entire trail is composed of overhead corridors, jogging ramps, and walking stairs. Many fitness and recreational facilities are set up along the trail, together with viewing platforms and nodes. In addition to sightseeing, the trail also serves as a place for fitness, sports, and leisure for surrounding residents.

The Half-hill Scarpline Trail is designed to show the three-dimensional urban landscape and cultural characteristics. (Photo provided to iChongqing)

Lijia Trail

The Lijia Trail is 15.5 km in length, with the theme of experiencing smart life. It consists of the mainline of the Lijia Smart City Trail and three branches of Baiyunshan Park Trail, Hongyazhai Park Trail, and Lijia Center Trail.

The Lijia Trail has a theme of experiencing smart life. (Photo provided to iChongqing)

Leisure and Fitness Trail

Fitness trail has always been a popular destination for residents to have a walk and jog, which benefits a wide range of people. Chongqing has built about 5,000 km of fitness trails, which greatly enrich the fitness places in the city and scenic spots and provide a healthier, more comfortable, and safer fitness environment while offering leisure and sightseeing services.

The fitness trail combines with the urban landscape according to local conditions, allowing residents to enjoy the city’s natural scenery while exercising. The combination of local conditions and urban landscape allows you to enjoy the natural scenery of the city while you are exercising.

Tongliang West Suburb Greenway

The Western Suburb Greenway is 60 km long, with a wide, smooth, and clean colored road surface. The road is delineated for fitness trails, bicycle lanes, and motor vehicle lanes.  The Western Suburb Green Road is like an emerald necklace, integrating the city and the countryside, connecting dots into a line, and expanding the area. It has become an “economic road” for rural revitalization and development and a “check-in” point for citizens’ leisure, fitness, and sightseeing.

The Western Suburb Greenway in Tongliang District is 60 km long, with a wide, smooth, and clean colored road surface. (Photo provided to iChongqing)

Qijiang National Geological Park hiking trail

Mountain climbing is no stranger to mountain people. Use weekends or holidays to climb mountains with family and friends and enjoy the fresh air of nature and the hearty movement brought by sports.

Qijiang National Geopark is composed of three parks: Cuiping Mountain, Laoying Mountain, and Gujian Mountain.  In the process of climbing, you can visit the dinosaur footprint group, Danxia landform landscape, and rich cultural and historical relics.

In the process of climbing in Qijiang National Geopark, you can visit the dinosaur footprint group, Danxia landform landscape, and rich cultural and historical relics. (Photo provided to iChongqing)

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