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M R reviewed Flame Mountain
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Introduction: .Huoyanshan (火炎山) also known as Flame Mountain, is a natural prominence in the south of Miaoli county far approximately 30 min by car from Taichung city. It's immediatly recognizable heading from south as a group of red sharp peaks, way more similar to burned shards as you get closer. However, behind this dusty flamed face a deep green forest is hidden, this contrast makes of Huoyanshan an unique place. The trail: .It was my first time here, althought the insane heat (35°C / 95°F) me and my wife had a wonderful easy hiking/running on sunday afternoon. Here come my first two suggestions, AVOID weekends for the crowd, and afternoons for the heat; ideally early morning would be great. Luckly most of the visitors got stucked along first part of the trail (sorry my gps is unclear), where they enjoyed and blogged the panorama over the stunning cliff. So the first segment has many ups and downs, arid vegetation and a lot of panorama. The feeling of the ground is pretty good due to his softness, density and rounded rocks, which means trustable and perfect for barefoot or thin soles. But what comes further is even better: After around one hour of average speed, ridge gets thinner and thinner but don't worry cause isn't dangerous at all and many hepful ropes will guide your stability. This small ridge-segment leads slowly into a brilliant, fresh forest where the soil is less dusty and feels even more trustable. Following the the track deep in the forest we speeded up running trough a mixed vegetation of bamboos, palms, ferns and cheery blossoms. By the end of the trail you may find some stands selling olives, fresh fruit and drinks including fresh coconut wather. Other thoughts: .Sadly all the directions are given in chinese only, my suggestion for english-only-speakers is to follow a gps track. .Bring at least one liter hydration liquid with you. .I personally recommend this path for trail a playful trail running practice.

Emma Rude reviewed Flame Mountain
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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.

ching c. reviewed Cloud Trail Loop
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Tairay Taiwan reviewed Flame Mountain
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莉瑄 林 reviewed Flame Mountain
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Hz Chang reviewed Flame Mountain
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Shao-Hua Sun reviewed Jiali Mountain West Loop
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Kevin L. reviewed Cloud Trail Loop
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Meng-Yun Tung reviewed Dabajian Mountain
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Ralph Wegner reviewed Hushan Loop
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Ronald W. reviewed Dalu Forest Road East Trail
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Ronald W. reviewed Mount Ize and Gary Hill
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Ronald W. reviewed Dalu Forest Road East Trail
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Peter Yea reviewed Guanwu Waterfall Trail
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Peter Yea reviewed Cloud Trail Loop
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Yi He reviewed Guanwu Waterfall Trail
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Kuo Gilbert reviewed Mananpan Mountain Short Trail
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Chien-Hao Lee reviewed Dabajian Mountain
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Chien-Hao Lee reviewed Dalu Forest Road East Trail
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Qing Yuan Su reviewed Mount Ize and Gary Hill
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Qing Yuan Su reviewed Dalu Forest Road East Trail
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宏志 梁 reviewed Flame Mountain
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Joey F. reviewed Flame Mountain
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