History of Mountaineering in Taiwan

The history of hiking and mountaineering in Taiwan is long and interesting. The story is one that every mountaineer who treks here will find both interesting and romantic. Whether you’re joining a hiking tour or trekking on your own, Taiwan offers visitors and residents more than just the spectacular adventure.

#028: Liweishan (李崠山)

Liweishan (李崠山) is listed as #028 of the Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳). Located in Jianshi Township (尖石鄉) in Hsinchu County (新竹縣), Liweishan is a short out-and-back hike that offers a chance to experience a unique cultural attraction.

#027: Feifengshan (飛鳳山)

Feifengshan Trail (飛鳳山) is listed at #027 of the Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳). Located in Qionglin Township (芎林鄉) in Hsinchu County (新竹縣), this itinerary takes a 6km looped route that incorporates both the Feifengshan Trail and the Guan Ri Ping Historic Trail (觀日坪古道) and includes climbing three small peaks along the way.

#026: Shibajianshan (十八尖山)

Shibajianshan (十八尖山) is listed at #026 of the Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳). Located in East District (東區) in Hsinchu County (新竹市), this a short hike that is very accessible for young families. Shibajianshan is an easy hike is located right within the suburbs of Hsinchu.

#024: Shimenshan (石門山)

Shimenshan (石門山) is listed at #024 of Taiwan’s Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳).

Located in Longtan District (龍潭區) in Taoyuan (桃園市), Shimenshan is a short and relatively easy hike up one of the few mountain overlooking Taiwan’s Shimen Reservoir.

Hiking Shimenshan (石門山) features a nice natural trail and a few surprises along the way.

Did you see the Golden T-Rex?

#025: Shiniushan (石牛山)

Ergeshan (二格山) is listed at #017 of the Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳). Located in Wenshan District (文山區) in Taipei City (台北市), Ergeshan is a fantastic urban mountain hike that offers nearly 360 degrees views of Taipei City and the surrounding mountain areas. 

#023: Xizhoushan (溪洲山)

Xizhoushan (溪洲山) is listed at #022 of the Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳). Xizhoushan (溪洲山) can be found in Longtan District (龍潭區) in Taoyuan City (桃園市).

The Xizhou Trail is a short hike located on the north side of Shimen Reservoir in Taoyuan City, opposite Shimen Mountain across from the famous Shimen Dam. This area is also a very popular bird watching destination in northern Taiwan.

#021: Jinmianshan (金面山)

Jinmianshan (金面山) is listed at #021 of the Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳) and is located in Daxi District (大溪區) in Taoyuan (桃園市). The trail head is difficult to get to by public transit. It is said that Jinmianshan has a sharp structural shape that resembles a bird’s beak and the mountain is also known by locals as “Niaozui Mountain” or “Bird’s Mouth Tip”.