Located on the north side of Sheipa National Park (雪霸國家公園), Mt. Tao (桃山) lies on the south end of the famous ridge-line known as the Wuling Quadruple, or the Wuling Sixiu (武陵四秀), one of the most popular hiking routes in Taiwan.
Roughly translated to English, this ridgeline’s name translates to either “the four shows” or “the four beauties”, and it’s not hard to see why.
This route, with its sweeping views of the national park, short time requirement, and well marked and safe trails, makes it one of the most popular Bai Yue routes in Taiwan, particularly for beginners.
While the trail up to Mt. Tao itself doesn’t have any noteworthy features, hikers may get lucky and spot a Swinhoe Pheasant near the trailhead, one of the most beautiful animals in Taiwan.
Once on the peak, hikers should have 360 degree panoramic views of both the National Park and also the North First Section of the Central Mountain Range.
The Mt. Tao Cabin (桃山山屋) and it’s corresponding campsite are only 5 minutes away from the peak.
Resources for hiking Mt. Tao 桃山:
- Check the Wuling Quadruple/Wuling Sixiu (武陵四秀) Route, please click here. (Coming Soon)
It’s also worth noting that the Wuling Quadruple/Wuling Sixiu (武陵四秀) Route can be included as part of the much longer, and much more difficult The Holy RIdge (聖稜) Route, which you can find more information about here.