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Best trails in Yushan National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Yushan National Park, Nantou? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views 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 3 moderate trails in Yushan National Park ranging from 3.5 to 7.3 miles and from 1,538 to 10,577 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Yushan National Park is Taiwan's largest national park and contains the summit Yushan, the highest peak located in the park. This park encompasses sections of the Central Mountain Range and accommodates over thirty peaks! Compared to other national parks, Yushan is not as heavily visited but still does garner a lot of visitors and attention. Yushan features canyons, valleys, and cliffs making the area rich in flora and fauna. Because of its location, Yushan is also susceptible to a variety of climates ranging from subtropical to alpine. Visitors interested in butterflies should check out Yushan from March to May as they will be flying through the valleys. This park also contains historical sites and relics from the tribes that previously lived in this area.

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#1 - Yushan
Yushan National Park
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Length: 15.1 mi • Est. 10 h 13 m
Peak bag the highest mountain (3,952 m / 12,966 ft.) in Taiwan, also one of the "Asian Triology", in one day. Yushan (3,952 m), located in central Taiwan, is the highest mountain in Taiwan and the fourth highest mountain on an island. Yushan is not only popular among Taiwaness hikers. Many international peak baggers also summit it together with Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia and Mount Fuji in Japan to collect the special "Asian Trilogy" experience. To summit Yushan, you will need to attain the permit from Yushan National Park first. The application can be done online which is also the preferable way to do it. The entry to the Yushan trailhead is located near the Upper DongPu parking lot by Expressway 21. It is recommended that you stay one night at DongPu Lodge, just below the Upper DongPu parking lot by expressway 21, for acclimatization before the climb. Park your car at the parking lot and it's a 2.8 km hike to get to the trailhead from there. Fortunately there is a paid shuttle service from the parking lot to the trailhead to save you the trouble during the daytime. When you pass the police station at the gate, have your permit checked by the officer or drop it in the deposit box if no one is on duty. The trailhead is located at the Tataka saddle. From the trailhead, it is a 11 km long one-way hike to the main peak of Yushan and gains almost 1,400 meters in elevation change along the way. Most of the trail is narrow and could be dangerous so please use caution while hiking. You will need to hold the cable to go up during the final push for the summit. After summitting, take the same way back to the trailhead. Please allow at least 12 hours to complete this very strenuous day hike. Hikers normally depart at 3:30AM from the Upper DongPu parking lot and return back before the night.Show more
#2 - Paiyun Lodge via Yushan Trailhead
Yushan National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
#3 - Chiaming Lake
Yushan National Park
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Length: 15.3 mi • Est. 10 h 29 m
#4 - Yushan Front Peak
Yushan National Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Also known as Jade Mountain, Mount Yu, and Mount Jade.Show more
#5 - Walami Trail
Yushan National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
#6 - Linzhi Mountain Trail
Yushan National Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m