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Best trails in Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area, Hualien? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area ranging from 1.6 to 5.5 miles and from 8,041 to 11,217 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Hehuanshan National Forest was established as the first national forest in Taiwan. This national forest features rugged mountains, snow capped peaks, and a vast amount of biodiversity. Check out three of the hundred popular peaks in Taiwan here: Shimenshan, Hehuanshan Main Peak, and Hehuanshan East Peak. Visitors can hike to the top of these peaks for panoramic and stunning views however the hikes can be challenging. Keep an eye for the flora and fauna you'll encounter, this national forest has an alpine ecosystem making it a great place for nature viewing. Some unique bird species that visitors can only see here due to its high altitude are: Vinaceous Rosefinch, Taiwan Firecrest, and Alpine Accentor. Interested in stars and constellations? Stay overnight at Song Syue Lodge to check them out! It has been said that Hehuanshan has the best views during the winter. With forests and mountains covered in snow, it looks absolutely gorgeous and dream like. Not into the cold? No worries, Hehuanshan is also pretty during the spring when Mori Rhododendrons bloom along the mountain slopes. Regardless of the seasons, Hehuanshan National Forest is a wonderful place to go to see the beauty of nature!

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Map of trails in Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
886-2-23515441
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Top trails (12)
#1 - Hehuan North and West Peak
Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 6 h 12 m
Hehuan North and West Peak is a 9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Heping, Taichung City, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is priShow more
#2 - Mount Hehuan
Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Mount Hehuan is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ren-ai, Nantou, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#3 - Hehuan Loop
Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Hehuan Loop is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ren-ai, Nantou, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and naShow more
#4 - Hehuan North Peak Trail
Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Hehuan North Peak Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Heping, Taichung City, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is prShow more
#5 - Hehuanshan East Peak Trail
Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Hehuanshan East Peak Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ren-ai, Nantou, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is pShow more
#6 - Mount Shimen
Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 57 m
Mount Shimen is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ren-ai, Nantou, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#7 - Hehuan Creek Trail
Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Hehuan Creek Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ren-ai, Nantou, Taiwan that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkiShow more
#8 - Hehuanshan East Peak to Shimen
Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Hehuanshan East Peak to Shimen is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ren-ai, Nantou, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is prShow more
#9 - Mount Jian and Mount Shimen
Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Mount Jian and Mount Shimen is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ren-ai, Nantou, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail Show more
#10 - Black Shuitang Mountain Section
Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
Black Shuitang Mountain Section is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ren-ai, Nantou, Taiwan that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used Show more
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