Taiwan’s Bai Yue (百岳)

The forests of Dongyang Mountain (東眼山) in Taoyuan are abundant with bird and wildlife. .

Explore Taiwan’s Top 100 Mountain Climbs!

In an effort to promote national mountaineering in 1992, the Sports Committee of the Executive Yuan identified 100 distinctive or representative “suburban mountains” within the mountainous areas in the suburbs of Taiwan’s major counties and cities. These came to represent entry-level hikes for the more advanced “Bai Yue” / 百岳 or 100 Mountains of Taiwan. As a result, they were aptly named the “Xiao Bai Yue” / 小百岳 meaning the small 100 mountains of Taiwan. As would be expected, Xiao Bai Yue are mostly located in suburbs and are also not high in elevation and the peaks are mostly easy to climb.

Are you a family living in Taiwan? Are you looking for hiking ideas in Taiwan? Perhaps you’re interested in getting outdoors more often? Or maybe you’re just up for a new kind of challenge? Whatever the reason, this is a perfect list of quick, fun hikes to conquer in Taiwan and are the perfect challenge for hikers of all skill level and ages.

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Rating System for Bai Yue of Taiwan
LevelDifficultyPathActivity Length
A (Level 6)Public HikingWell developed, signposted and marked1 ~ 3 days
A (Level 5)Mountain HikingContinuous route and passage marking.1 ~ 3 days
A+ (Level 4)Challenging Mountain HikingA footpath is usually available. Exposed places mostly secured with ropes or chains.1 ~ 3 days
B (Level 3)Professional Mountaineering (Easy)Path not necessarily available. Sometimes need to use hands to keep going.4~5 days or 1 ~ 3 days but includes dangers of falling.
C (Level 2)Professional Mountaineering (Medium)Often without a path. Individual, simple climbing sections.Above 5 days
C+ (Level 1)Professional Mountaineering (Difficult)Mostly without a path and unmarked. Climbing sections up to II.Above 5 days. Requires rappel and rock climbing.

#001 – Jade Mountain
玉山

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#002 – Snow Mountain
雪山

Rising 1120m above sea-level Qixingshan 七星山 is Taipei’s highest mountain peak. Located less than 1 hour north of downtown Taipei. This mountain peak is visible from most of Taipei.

#003 – Jade Mt. East Peak
玉山東峰

Located along the northern coast of Taiwan in Keelung, Dawulun Mountain
大武崙山 offers stunning ocean and mountains views with a twist of cultural heritage.

#004 – Jade Mt. North Peak 玉山北峰

Gangziliaoshan (槓子寮山) is a fun little hike with a twist of history. Located in Keelung City in northern Taiwan, this trail is suitable for all kinds of hikers, including families!

#005 – Jade Mt. South Peak 玉山南峰

Guanyinshan) (觀音山) is located in New Taipei City (新北市) and is relatively easy hike with stunning views of Damshui River and surrounding mountains.

#006 – Xiuguluanshan
秀姑巒山

Keelung Mountain (基隆山) is located in Ruifang District (瑞芳區) in New Taipei City (新北市) in the northern part of Taiwan and offers stunning views of the area.

#007 – Mabolasishan
馬博拉斯山

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#008 – Nanhudashan
南湖大山

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#009 – Dongxiaonanshan
東小南山

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#010 – Zhongyangjianshan
中央尖山

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#011 – Snow Mt. North Peak 雪山北峰

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#012 – Guanshan
關山

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#013 – Dashuijushan
大水窟山

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#014 – Nanhudashan East Peak 南湖大山東峰

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#015 – Dongjundashan
東郡大山

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#016 – Qilai North Peak
奇萊北峰

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#017 – Xiangyanshan
向陽山

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#018 – Dajianshan
大劍山

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#019 – Yunfeng
雲峰

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#020 – Qilai Main Mt.

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#021 – Malijiananshan
馬利加南山

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#022 – Nanhubeishan
南湖北山

Located in Taoyuan, approximately 2 hours from Taipei, Dongyan (aka East Eye) Mountain is a forested hike with views of Taipei on a clear day.

#023 – Daxueshan
大雪山

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#024 – Pintianshan
品田山

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#025 – Jade Mt. West Peak
玉山西峰

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#026 – Touyingshan
頭鷹山

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#027 – Sanchashan
三叉山

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#028 – Dabajianshan
大霸尖山

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#029 – Nahudashan South Peak 南湖大山南峰

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#030 – Dongluandashan
東巒大山

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#031 – Wumingshan
無明山

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#032 – Babashan
巴巴山

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#033 – Maxishan
馬西山

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#034 – Hehuanshan N. Peak 合歡山北峰

Located in Miaoli, approximately 2.5 hours from Taipei and Taichung, Jialishan is a challenging forested hike with stunning views of Snow Mountain and the Holy Ridge.

#035 – Hehuanshan E. Peak 合歡山東峰

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#036 – Xiaobajianshan
小霸尖山

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#037 – Hehuanshan
合歡山

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#038 – Nanyushan
南玉山

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#039 – Bilushan
畢祿山

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#040 – Zhuoshi Dashan
卓社大山

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#041 – Qilai South Peak
奇萊南峰

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#042 – Nanshuangtoushan
南雙頭山

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#043 – Nengaoshan S. Peak 能高山南峰

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#044 – Zhijiayang Dashan
志佳陽大山

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#045 – Baigu Dashan
白姑大山

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#046 – Batongguanshan
八通關山

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#047 – Xinkangshan
新康山

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#048 – Dandashan
丹大山

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#049 – Taoshan
桃山

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#050 – Jiayangshan
佳陽山

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#051 – Huoshishan
火石山

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#052 – Chiyoushan
池有山

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#053 – Yizeshan
伊澤山

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#054 – Beinanzhushan
卑南主山

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#055 – Ganzhuowanshan
干卓萬山

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#056 – Talugu Dashan
太魯閣大山

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#057 – Lulushan
轆轆山

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#058 – Kaxipa Nanshan
喀西帕南山

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#059 – Neilingershan
內嶺爾山

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#060 – Lingmingshan
鈴鳴山

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#061 – Jundashan
郡大山

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#062 – Nenggaoshan
能高山

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#063 – Huoshan
火山

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#064 – Jianshan
劍山

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#065 – Pingfengshan
屏風山

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#066 – Xiaoguanshan
小關山

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#067 – Yixiqian Mazhishan
義西請馬至山

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#068 – Mushan
牧山

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#069 – Jade Mt. Front Peak
玉山前峰

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#070 – Shimenshan
石門山

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#071 – Wushuangshan
無雙山

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#072 – Taguanshan
塔關山

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#073 – Mabishanshan
馬比杉山

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#074 – Dafenjianshan
達芬尖山

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#075 – Snow Mt. East Peak 雪山東峰

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#076 – Nanhuashan
南華山

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#077 – Guanshanlingshan
關山嶺山

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#078 – Hainuonanshan
海諾南山

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#079 – Zhongxueshan
中雪山

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#080 – Shuangshan
閂山

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#081 – Ganshufeng
甘薯峰

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#082 – Hehuanshan W. Peak 合歡山西峰

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#083 – Shenmazhenshan 審馬陣山

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#084 – Kalayeshan
喀拉業山

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#085 – Kuhanuoxinshan
庫哈諾辛山

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#086 – Jialishan
加利山

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#087 – Baishishan
白石山

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#088 – Panshishan
磐石山

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#089 – Patuolushan
帕托魯山

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#090 – Beidawushan
北大武山

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#091 – Xiluan Dashan
西巒大山

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#092 – Tafenshan
塔芬山

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#093 – Liwuzhushan
立霧主山

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#094 – Andongjunshan
安東軍山

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#095 – Guangtoushan
光頭山

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#096 – Yangtoushan
羊頭山

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#097 – Bulakesangshan
布拉克桑山

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#098 – Jupenshan
駒盆山

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#099 – Liushunshan
六順山

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#100 – Lushan
鹿山

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