#026 – Mt. Touying 頭鷹山 – 3,509m

Literally translated as “Eagle Head” Mountain (due to its distinctive shape), Mt. Touying (頭鷹山) is the second Bai Yue hikers will climb over on the famous Snow Mountain West Ridge Route (雪山西稜).

Hikers will leave camp on the third day and make the semi-steep grassland hike up to this round, prominent peak which offers sweeping views of Sheipa National Park, and the ridge yet to come.

The peak itself is large and flat and can accommodate many people, it’s an excellent spot to rest and take pictures. Hikers will spend the rest of the third day crossing over one more Bai Yue before descending down to an ancient forest road, which serves as a peaceful, flat exit route.

Resources for hiking Mt. Touying 頭鷹山:

  • Check the Snow Mountain West Ridge Route (雪山西稜), please click here.

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.

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