We went to Yangshuo, China for a vacation over Christmas break. Not far from the hostel we were staying at was Jade Mountain — a rather large stone hill that had some scenic views. So, I did a photo hike.
All said, the hike to the top took only about 45 minutes (including breaks) but was rather strenuous at times and a little treacherous (due primarily to lack of maintenance of the trail and unstable hand rails). But being out in nature in a rustic environment was fun along with the photo opportunities it presented.