Daxueshan National Forest is a massive protected area located 1.5 hours from Taichung in Central Taiwan. Giant trees, quiet trails and mountain lakes are just some of the reasons this is one of our favorite National Forests.
The Fenrui Historic Trail is located in Chiayi County. At 7km long, this trail is suitable for hikers of all abilities and features bamboo forests, tea farms; ending in the picturesque mountain village of Fenqihu (奮起湖).
The Syakaro Historic Trail is one of Taiwan’s National Trails and is truly one of the most iconic historic trails in the country. Winding its way for 22km across a remote corner of Hsinchu County, the Syakaro Historic Trail connects indigenous villages in Wufeng Township (五峰鄉) and Jiansshi Townships (尖石鄉). For the adventurous traveler, Syakaro should be on the top of the list of your travel experiences in Taiwan.
Guanwu National Forest has over 10km of amazing trails, stunning waterfalls and views, snow-capped mountains, and a beautiful ancient cypress tree grove.
Located in Wulai District (烏來區), New Taipei City (新北市), Neidong National Forest is known for waterfalls, ferns, and frogs. The 5km of easy hiking trails make it a great half-day trip from Taipei.
Dongyanshan National Forest offers several kilometers of beautiful trails. A perfect day trip for any visitor staying in Northern Taiwan.
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.