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I love that this trail is a good workout.. everything is uphill! I took an Uber from Taipei to the trailhead since I didn't want to figure out the bus. As mentioned in a few blogs..there are 2 starting points: one to the left of the restrooms (bring tissues/toilet paper) is the east peak trail and one further up by the parking "lot" (left of the stores selling drinks/snacks) is the west peak trail. We are so glad we took the trail next to the store because 1) there was maybe 20+ people going up the trail by the bathroom 2) the views are much nicer where we started 3) Going up this way is better than coming down this way. The way we took had some stairs but not as much as the other trail. I truly enjoyed this trail because it had more climbing! Of course there are ropes if you need to hold onto them. Honestly, there are signs everywhere and the trails are so obvious. We did the loop from West peak to some peak (forgot the name) then went down east peak (all stairs). I can definitely see this hike being scary if it's raining or just rained. It can be slippery but the weather was awesome and it isn't that bad at all. There are 60+ year olds owning this hike. I love this trail because it's lots of climbing and it just feels so adventurous! it's also great views. Coming down east peak was all shade which was nice but no views..kinda wished I went back down west peak just to see the lush green mountains again. Lots of great picture spots but this place is not for ones who are seeking solitude. These trails are very crowded and there were even tour groups of 20+ people so it's very loud and you can hear people across the ridges. Either way, I enjoyed it. I hitch hiked (so thankful that Taiwanese people are so nice!) to Shiding and called an Uber there. Also got to walk around which was nice.

Hiked April 1, 2018

3 months ago

Completed about 5 miles, moderate, out and back to the highest peak overlooking Taipei City. Trail and directions was not marked properly.

This was a nice city walk. I veered off the road indicated on the map here, where it turns toward the river. If you cross the overpass to walk along the river, there are some nice views, lots of wildlife and lots of other people walking/biking.

很好爬

hiking
7 months ago

Would love to re-visit once it’s sunny and clear, and not raining. ;)

Great trail but very tired because we ran out of our 1.2 liter water supply.

hiking
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Beautiful hike!

walking
Monday, July 21, 2014

Crazy Amazing Geology!! Fun photo opportunity! Go there before the neck gets too thin and Queen's Head rock falls over!

hiking
Monday, July 21, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! It was my first and last stop when I traveled in Taiwan. Cool hiking trail, great historical site, beautiful valley views, and a cute little restaurant that gives you a lantern at night on the roof with your food.

on Dadong Peak

Friday, May 05, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

mountain biking
Friday, February 03, 2017

hiking
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

hiking
Friday, April 03, 2015

birding
Monday, December 15, 2014

hiking
Monday, November 17, 2014