Elephant Mountain Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Xinyi, Taipei City, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length0.7 miElevation gain446 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsWalkingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeCity walk
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Zoe Dawn Scott
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HikingGreat!

Really nice trail! No trash cans or bathrooms, so make sure you have what you need for the hike! Took us about an hour total

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Warren Chen
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Matthew Wiesen
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HikingGreat!
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Yu-Jie Lin
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Hiking

Missed turn before the last section

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庭羽 林
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WalkingGreat!

Good

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Stacey Lee
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HikingGreat!

Time consuming : 50min Nice view and friendly to aged people and kids. Also easy to reach the entrance.

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Lauren Schiller
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HikingGreat!

If you’re in Taipei (and in decent physical shape), this is a must do. The views at the top are amazing! There is a platform about half way up the mountain that was packed with people when I went. Go all the way up to get away from the crowd and noise. This is a short but tough hike as it is straight up, and straight back down. Worth it!

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Tanis Chung
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One of my favourite hikes I’ve done in Taipei so far!

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Vicki Dimi
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It was extremely humid the day we went. The heat was unbearable although we went later in the evening. Very crowded too, as the views of the city from up top are amazing. But it was a great experience overall and worth every step of the way

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Michael Cannon
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Michael Cannon
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HikingScramble

Map doesn’t show where it’s bare or paved. Good mix though scary at moments of rope climbs near mountain 95.

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Jason Richter
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Hiking

Stairs all the way up. Amazing view of city.

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Tristan Mitchell
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Well paved, lit at night with amazing views. A simple hike to welcome you to Taipei with a night market close by after your trekking!

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Audrey Lim
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Easy trail with high ROI - pretty spectacular views of the city and Taipei 101. Try to avoid weekends or peak hours as the crowds can get quite trying.

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Donna Nic
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A short climb to the top with worthwhile views over the city. It was way too crowded when we went though (for sunset). What should be a 20 minute climb took far longer due to the queues up each of the stairs. Would be better at sunrise perhaps.

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jontest testerer
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Very rewarding, very steep hike. There are some boulders at the top top that you can easily scramble onto for some photo opportunities, but be warned, it can get very crowded and lines form for the best photo spots. There is also a small gym with a few weights, pull up bars and dip bars at the top.

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Nicole Levesque
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A quick little hike up steps for breathtaking views of Taipei. Approximately 20 minutes to the top, but you will work up a sweat!

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Maya M
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Nice view from the top of mountain. Maybe About 3hours or more less include lunch time ,can come back to the bottom.

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Bathilda Hsu
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Easy stairs. Busy. Great view.

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Robert Vo
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Bruh these steps are brutal

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Colin Clark
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Nice setting.

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Thuc Thuc
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L'appli founit une liste impotante de randonnées.

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Mike Greencane
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Easy trail. If your in the city it's a good way to break up a work trip.

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Juliette Mhs
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Lots of stairs, but so worth it.

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Michael Cutler At EarthTrek Gear
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Worth every effort to get to the edge of Taipei. While many tourists flock to this network of trails, it is for good reason. Probably one of the best views within reach of the MRT. When you get to xiangshan station, walk across the entire park. But the you need to go around the new housing towers at the top of the hill, and then the entrance is there. Easy to miss. Be prepared for steps. Lots of then. This is a giant steep incline. But we recommend veering to the left at the first fork, above the Buddhist shrine. It is more gradual. Lush shady forest. But the humidity and incline will make you sweat, even on the cool day we recently hiked it. When you get to the top . . . Oh my! The views. Taipei 101, and so much more. The whole city! You can continue with several interlocking trails, or simply come down. Bring shoes that don’t slip, and hiking poles for saving your knees. This hike is a tradition for us every time we visit family in Taiwan. - Mike Cutler, EarthTrek Gear

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Lian Li
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Short urban climb with the best city view of Taipei. The stairmaster workout of Taipei. Today, personal best time of 9:50 from the trail entrance to the 6 rocks lookout.

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