Without a doubt, Mt. Dabajian (大霸尖山) is one of the most famous, popular, and beautiful peaks in Taiwan, and it’s not hard to see why.
With its face on Taiwan’s 500NT currency bill, its distinctive barrel shape, and its significant aboriginal importance, it’s easy to see why so many people have and will continue to rank this as their favorite Bai Yue.
Mt. Dabajian 大霸尖山 is ranked #028 of Taiwan’s Top 100 Mountains.
Located directly next to Jiaming Lake (嘉明湖), this Bai Yue is commonly climbed by hikers who are visiting the most popular and beautiful lake in Taiwan.
Mt. Sancha (三叉山) and Jiaming Lake can be hiked via several different traditional Bai Yue routes, but the most common is the 3-day up and down route to the lake itself.
Mt. Sancha (三叉山) is ranked #028 of Taiwan’s Top 100 Mountains.
The South Peak of Mt. Nanhuda (南湖大山南峰) is 3,505m and is completed towards the end of the fourth day on the 6 or 7-day loop of the North First Section of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range (北一段).
Mt. Nanhuda South Peak is ranked #027 of Taiwan’s Top 100 Mountains.
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).
Mt. Touying is ranked #026 of Taiwan’s Top 100 Mountains.
Commonly combined with the Main Peak of Jade Mountain, Yushan West Peak (玉山西峰) is a popular add-on peak for those wishing to explore the area around Jade Mountain.
Yushan West Peak is ranked #025 of Taiwan’s Top 100 Mountains.
Located on the northwest corner of the Wuling Quadruple/Wuling Sixiu (武陵四秀), Mt. Pintian (品田山) is the highest, most thrilling peak on the route.
Traditionally, this peak is done on the last day of the route.
Mt. Pintian is ranked #024 of Taiwan’s Top 100 Mountains.
Located at the east end of the Snow Mountain West Ridge Route (雪山西稜), Mt. Daxue (大雪山), or “Big Snow Mountain” is both the highest and most beautiful peak on the route.
Mt. Daxue is ranked #023 of Taiwan’s Top 100 Mountains.
The rocky, barrel-shaped peak of Mt. Malijiannan (馬利加南山) reaches 3,561m and is located roughly halfway across the difficult Mabolasi Traverse (馬博橫斷) and is one of the most prominent peaks on the route.
Mt. Malijiannan is ranked #021 of Taiwan’s Top 100 Mountains.
The Main Peak of Qilai Mountain (奇萊主峰) is located (along with its sister peak, Qilai North) along the famous “Black Qilai” ridge.
This ridge (and its peaks) have a reputation (even among non-hikers) as being the most dangerous and deadly mountains in Taiwan.
Mt. Qilai Main Peak is ranked #020 on the Top 100 Mountains in Taiwan.
Located on the South Second Section of the Central Mountain Range, “Cloud Peak” (Yun Feng (雲峰) is 3,562m tall and is traditionally done as a small side peak towards the end of the third day.
Yun Feng is ranked #019 on the Top 100 Mountains in Taiwan.