At 1,474 meters (4,836 feet), Mount Lu will not win any awards for exceptional height or rigorous climbing conditions. Its grandeur lies in its scenery, manifold mist-shrouded peaks that have provided the inspiration in numerous artistic mediums, including the Utopian vision of poet, Tao Yuanming.The centerpiece of China's first national park, you will find Mount Lu nearly 700 km west of Shanghai in Jiangxi, a destination worth your travel off the beaten path for a climb up one of over 90 peaks (5 Old Man Peaks, also known as Wulao Peaks, and Hanyang Peak are ever-popular) or for a dip in the many mountain waterfalls, the most grandiose of which is the Three Step Waterfall. There are also a handful of excellent mountain caves and hot springs that are worth your time to explore.
Your base of affairs should probably be the town of Guling, where you'll find accommodations and amenities a few thousand feet above sea level. Entrance to the national park is Y130 (about $20 US).
Note:One way to enjoy an alternative experience of the Three Step Waterfall, probably the most touristy spot in the mountains, is a derelict path that goes behind the waterfall. If you are one to disregard park regulations, step through the barbed wire and follow the overgrown path as it leads you over the summits of 5 Old Man Peaks and back to the network of park trails and the road. A few hours of hiking for a unique and secluded climbing experience. A note of caution, though; this trail is not maintained and therefore not as safe as other park paths.