Bring snacks and good walking shoes. If you stay at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat or another place along the Yulong River, you can just leave from your hotel. Otherwise, grab a cab and get dropped off at the river and begin your walk.
It is possible to rent bikes if you are staying at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat or walk. We walked due to the different riding abilities of our children. The path would be fine for a stroller.
In the morning, the path is more serene and mist often hangs over the surrounding mountains. For mid-afternoon walks that end around sunset, Yangshuo Mountain Retreat's outdoor dining area is an ideal location to unwind.
Yangshuo is mild in winter, fall and spring. Most would find it hot during the summertime.
If you are dining at the restaurant, order entrees family style with a pot of rice and share amongst family members.