Reaching the rocky Jade Mountain Front Peak (玉山前山) at 3,233m requires climbing up a boulder field off the main trail heading up to Jade Mountain’s Main peak.
For hikers intending to climb the main peak of Jade Mountain, also commonly referred to Yushan, the front peak provides a little bit of extra adventure to bag a relatively short and easy Bai Yue.
Once at the peak, climbers should have an excellent view of the main peak itself, and the ridge leading to Yushan’s North Peak.
Traditionally, the main peak is done by itself, but for fit hikers, Jade’s Front or West peaks can be added to a trip with little problem. Front peak can also be done as a 1-day hike, for hikers who can’t secure permits to the main peak.
Adding Jade’s more difficult North and East peaks usually requires adding more nights at Paiyun, which is possible but can make securing permits more difficult.
For the truly adventurous, all 9 of Jade’s peaks (including the back 4 peaks) can be completed over 5+ days, but this is only for those who are comfortable at altitude and are extremely fit and experienced.
Resources for hiking Jade Mountain Front Peak 玉山前山:
- For more information Jade Mountain Main Peak (玉山主峰), please click here.(Coming Soon)
- For more information about the Jade Mountain Front Peaks (玉山前四峰), please click here. (Coming Soon)
- For more information about the Jade Mountain Rear Peaks (玉山後四峰), please click here. (Coming Soon)