Located in the far southeastern area of Wulai District, about 1.5 hours from Taipei City, the Tonghou Traversing Trail (桶後越嶺步道) is one of Taiwan’s most picturesque historic trails. Following the meandering shore of the Tonghou River, the area’s surrounding forests are a lush jungle with a dense underbrush of giant ferns and diverse song birds.
Located in Sanxia District (三峽區) of Taoyuan (桃園), Manyueyuan National Forest is 1.5 hours south of Taipei City (臺北市). One of the hidden gems of northern Taiwan, Manyueyuan features several stunning waterfalls, easy hiking trails and abundant wildlife.
Located in Yilan County (宜蘭縣), 2 hours south of Taipei City (臺北市), Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area is second only to Alishan National Forest as Taiwan’s most iconic protected areas and a spectacular destination for both day trips or overnights.
Located in Alishan Township (阿里山鄉), about 2 hours east of Chiayi City (嘉義市), Alishan National Forest Recreation Area is one of Taiwan’s most iconic protected areas and a spectacular destination for both day trips or overnights.
The Caoling Historic Trail (草嶺古道) is over two hundred years old and is one of the most spectacular trails in Northern Taiwan.
So you want to hike Pingxi Historic Trail (坪溪古道)? Let’s take a quick minute to learn about this historic and culturally significant trail in Taiwan. The Pingxi Historic Trail was once an important travel route in northern Taiwan.
Huoyanshan (火炎山) is arguably one of the most unique mountain trails in Taiwan. Listed as #35 on the Xiao Bai Yue, this 6.6km hike features stunning views and unique ecological features.
Xianshan 仙山 is no easy feat. Listed as #33 on the Xiao Bai Yue, this short hike features ropes, rock scrambles and stunning views. This is a perfect day hike in Northern Taiwan.
Xiantianhushan 向天湖山 is listed at #032 of the Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳). This is a steep ascent in a beautiful cedar forest. This is a perfect day hike in Northern Taiwan.
Wuzhishan 五指山 is commonly referred to as Five Finger Mountain and is listed at #030 of the Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳). There are five small peaks featured on this trail, one for each finger. Hiking Wuzhishan 五指山 can be a challenging hike for some with steep ascents/descents, but is generally a well-maintained trail.