Located at the east end of the Snow Mountain West Ridge Route (雪山西稜), Mt. Daxue (大雪山), or “Big Snow Mountain” is both the highest and most beautiful peak on the route.
Towards the end of the third day, hikers will enter an enormous, open grass valley where they will see this striking peak standing proud and tall directly in front of them. In good weather, there are few peaks in Taiwan that are more photogenic than Mt. Daxue.
Once summited, hikers will need to descend down to an ancient forest road, which serves as a peaceful, flat exit route.
At 5-6 days, this ridge is typically too long to combine with any other peaks or ridges. However, since it does go up and over Snow Mountain’s Main Peak, it is possible to combine it with any of the other Bai Yue routes that cross over Snow Mountain’s Main Peak.
For hikers interested in bagging as many peaks as possible over a week or more, this is an excellent and safe way to experience Sheipa National Park. Send us a message if this sounds like something you might be interested in.
Resources for hiking Mt. Daxue 大雪山:
- Check the Snow Mountain West Ridge Route (雪山西稜), please click here.