Explore the most popular Parks in Taiwan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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22 days ago

跟兩金小爬,覺得沒有到大爆汗的感覺

hiking
28 days ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Rien à y voi boueux. Dû traverser un champs de fumier.

hiking
1 month ago

Around 750m long, it was not hard at all. The scenery is just beautiful, I’m in awe!

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Trail with many endless steps. Beginning part is shaded with low bamboo bush, once emerge to the mountain is no shade. 360deg view at the peak of QiXing mountain, beautiful especially on a good day. Highly recommended, bring food n water and hiking sticks.

really nice jaunt from Taipei!

If you’re looking to do a longer hike near Taipei, this was a great option. Brings you past most of the major areas of the park. Only major downside is that the last mile or two have you walking alongside the road. The first part is a big climb up to the peak. It’s challenging, but rewarding. Was foggy the day we did it, so the “incredible vistas” all the signs say you can expect weren’t visible, though we still thought it was worth the climb. You pass the Visitor Center, we stopped in and had a look. They’re very friendly and keen to show you the space, which has good displays on the park. Besides the peak, you get to see natural hot springs (just be prepared for sulfur smells), grasslands, a boggy area, and the large suspension bridge. Unfortunately the grasslands had a small section closed due to the Buffalo mating season, but you can take alternative routes that meet back up with the path. You’ll pass plenty of tourist sites with bathroom facilities. This route takes you through all the major features of this National Park, so we definitely recommend. Took us around 6-7 to complete, including our detour and stops to see buffalo, views, Visitor Center, etc. Great day out, lots of steps and good exercise involved, easy to get to the starting point, and a 7-Eleven is right there for goodies before and after the hike (with a bathroom if you need it!).

Great workout! Initially a lot of steps going up and down to the peak and then the second trail is a much nicer walk without great elevation changes. Took us about 4 hours to complete with a few breaks and a couple of short side trails to the nearby pond.

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rocky
scramble
4 months ago

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muddy
off trail
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

As of January 17, 2020 this trail is not closed. It is quite well maintained. It is the Lushui Trail that is closed due to a landslide. I gave this trail a 3 because I feel it should be rated hard, not moderate. There are very steep sections with accommodating ropes and chains for handholds. Several sections that were more butt scoot scrambling than hiking. Most of the trail is in the forest with several nice openings with good vistas. Saw several family groups of monkeys and a small deer.

Easy hike with wonderful sights. Tunnels, waterfalls, monkeys, swallows and hawks. A not to miss hike. Went at 9:00am and not crowded at all.

Nice views and clear trail, but many people.

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bridge out
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

路線清楚,最後水源在3.1k處。 山頂的展望非常棒!

It’s a awesome trail,you can see wonderful view but you need a good boots it is always muddy not easy to walk.

Great one- must do

hiking
7 months ago

It’s a nice park in general with a great view of the city, lush plants, and monkeys everywhere, but the footing was really terrible for at least 90% of the hike. Definitely wear boots with a steel plate and ankle support and be prepared to be tripping around everywhere.

hiking
7 months ago

Unfortunately, only the first 3k are accessible. Still, the trail offers amazing one of a kind views!

hiking
7 months ago

Very beautiful, no stairs except 5 steps if you want to enter the final cave. Gorgeous views. Flashlight recommended, and officially they want you to bring a helmet (I survived without one). You will get slightly wet.

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