Pingxi Historic Trail (坪溪古道)

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.

#030 – Hiking Wuzhishan 五指山

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.

#031 – Hiking Egongjishan 鵝公髻山

Egongjishan (鵝公髻山) is commonly referred to as Egongji Mountain is listed at #031 of the Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳). The peak is located right on the border of Hsinchu and Miaoli Counties. The trailhead as shown in the map below begins in Wufeng Township (五峰鄉) in Hsinchu County (新竹縣). Egongjishan is an intermediate hiking trail and includes some relatively steep ascents on a well-maintained trail.

#029 Shitoushan (獅頭山)

Shitoushan (獅頭山) is listed at #029 of the Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳). Located in Nanzhuang (南庄) in Hsinchu County (新竹縣), hiking Lion’s Head Mountain is an easy hike that offers easy hiking (essentially walking) and visits to temples in Taiwan’s Tri-Mountain Scenic Areas.

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.