Located on the West Ridge of Snow Mountain (雪山西稜), Mt. Huoshi’s (火石山) name literally translates to “Flint Mountain”, due to the dark, gravely shale appearance located at the top. This peak sits at 3,308m tall.
Hikers will need to follow the traditional trailhead up to Snow Mountain’s Main peak and spend their first night at the cabin or campsite at Cui Pond (翠池) their first night. The second day will involve traversing through some ancient forests and lush meadows before arriving at the campsite at the base of Mt. Huoshi (火石山). Hikers will drop their heavy pack and summit this peak before climbing back down and proceeding on to their second night’s camp.
This is the first Bai Yue hikers will climb on the Snow Mountain West Ridge Route, which is one of the easiest and safest long-distance routes in Taiwan.
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. Huoshi 火石山:
- Check the Snow Mountain West Ridge Route (雪山西稜), please click here. (Coming Soon)