Taiwan’s Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳)

The forests of Dongyang Mountain (東眼山) in Taoyuan are abundant with bird and wildlife. .

Explore more of Taiwan by challenging the Xiaobaiyue!

In an effort to promote national mountaineering in 1992, the Sports Committee of the Executive Yuan identified 100 distinctive or representative “suburban mountains” within the mountainous areas in the suburbs of Taiwan’s major counties and cities. These came to represent entry-level hikes for the more advanced “Bai Yue” / 百岳 or 100 Mountains of Taiwan. As a result, they were aptly named the “Xiao Bai Yue” / 小百岳 meaning the small 100 mountains of Taiwan. As would be expected, Xiao Bai Yue are mostly located in suburbs and are also not high in elevation and the peaks are mostly easy to climb.

Are you a family living in Taiwan? Are you looking for hiking ideas in Taiwan? Perhaps you’re interested in getting outdoors more often? Or maybe you’re just up for a new kind of challenge? Whatever the reason, this is a perfect list of quick, fun hikes to conquer in Taiwan and are the perfect challenge for hikers of all skill level and ages.

#001 – Datunshan
大屯山

Located in Taipei within Yangmingshan National Park, Datunshan
大屯山 is a short hike among Chinese Silvergrass and Arrow Bamboo

#002 – Qixingshan
七星山

Rising 1120m above sea-level Qixingshan 七星山 is Taipei’s highest mountain peak. Located less than 1 hour north of downtown Taipei. This mountain peak is visible from most of Taipei.

#003 – Dawulunshan
大武崙山

Located along the northern coast of Taiwan in Keelung, Dawulun Mountain
大武崙山 offers stunning ocean and mountains views with a twist of cultural heritage.

#004 – Gangziliaoshan
槓子寮山

Gangziliaoshan (槓子寮山) is a fun little hike with a twist of history. Located in Keelung City in northern Taiwan, this trail is suitable for all kinds of hikers, including families!

#005 – Guanyinshan
觀音山

Guanyinshan) (觀音山) is located in New Taipei City (新北市) and is relatively easy hike with stunning views of Damshui River and surrounding mountains.

#006 – Keelung Mountain 基隆山

Keelung Mountain (基隆山) is located in Ruifang District (瑞芳區) in New Taipei City (新北市) in the northern part of Taiwan and offers stunning views of the area.

#007 – Hongdanshan
紅淡山

Hongdanshan) (紅淡山) is located in Keelung, less than 15 drive from downtown Keelung at 210m, Hongdanshan is known as “Yangmingshan of Keelung”. 

#008 – Daluntoushan
大崙頭山

Daluntoushan (大崙頭山) is located in Neihu District, Taipei. With great views, lots of varying terrain, this is a great day trip less than 1 hour from the heart of the city.

#009 – Jiantanshan
劍潭山

Jiantanshan (劍潭山) is located in Zhongshan District (中山區) in Taipei, only about a 5 walk from Jiantan MRT Station. Enjoy stunning views across downtown Taipei.

#010 – Wufenshan
五分山

Wufenshan (五分山) is located in Pingxi District of New Taipei City. The hike isn’t too challenging but does require hikers to have moderate levels of fitness.

#011 – Jiangziliaoshan
姜子寮山

Jiangziliaoshan (姜子寮山) is located in Qidu District (七堵區) in Keelung City, (基隆市). The 360 degree, unobstructed views make this Xiao Bai Yue (小百岳) one of the best!

#012 – Dajianshan
大尖山

Xizhi Dajianshan (汐止大尖山) is located in New Taipei City (新北市) and is 460m above sea level with great views of the surrounding area, including Neihu District and Taipei 101.

#013 – Nangangshan
南港山

Nangangshan (南港山) is located in Taipei and is very accessible from public transit. This area is very popular and offers stunning views of Taipei 101 and Xinyi District.

#014 – Tukuyue
土庫岳

Tukuyue (土庫岳) is located in New Taipei City (新北市) only about 1 hour on public transit from Taipei Main Station. Follow a historic trail to the peak.

#015 – Dadongshan
大棟山

Dadongshan (大棟山) is located in Taoyuan (桃園市) and while there are routes up, this guide features an 11km return hike from the Shulin Train Station in New Taipei City.

#016 – Nanshijiaoshan
南勢角山

Nanshijiaoshan (南勢角山) is located in New Taipei City. With an elevation of 302m, Nanshijiaoshan is a short but steep hike with a cultural flair.

#017 – Ergeshan
二格山

Ergeshan (二格山) is located in Taipei City and is a fantastic urban mountain hike that offers nearly 360 degrees views of Taipei City and the surrounding mountain areas. 

#018 – Tianshangshan
天上山

Tianshangshan (天上山) is located in New Taipei City (新北市) and is a fun hike with a variety of experience. Visit during the Tung Flower blooming season of April & May. 

#019 – Yuanshan
鳶山

Yuanshan (鳶山) meaning ‘kite mountain’ is located in Sanxia District (三峽區) in New Taipei City (新北市), Yuanshan is a relatively easy hike with great views.

#020 – Shizitoushan
獅仔頭山

Shizitoushan (獅仔頭山) is located in New Taipei City (新北市). It is a hike in Taiwan with a bit of a challenging trail and some cool history & beautiful landscapes !

#021 – Jinmianshan
金面山

Jinmianshan (金面山) is located in Taoyuan and starts out smooth and relaxing amongst a bamboo forest, but gets harder with some steep rope climbs.

#022 – Dongyanshan
東眼山

Located in Taoyuan, approximately 2 hours from Taipei, Dongyan (aka East Eye) Mountain is a forested hike with views of Taipei on a clear day.

#023 – Xizhoushan
溪洲山

Xizhoushan (溪洲山) is located near Shimen Reservoir in Taoyuan This hiking area is also a very popular bird watching destination in northern Taiwan.

#024 – Shimenshan
石門山

Shimenshan is located in Taoyuan and is a 3km, relatively easy hike up one of the few mountain overlooking Taiwan’s Shimen Reservoir. There is also a Golden T-Rex.

#025 – Shiniushan
石牛山

Shiniushan (石牛山) is located in Hsinchu County (新竹縣). At just over 4km, this is a short, but challenging hike with views over Shimen Reservoir.

#026 – Shibajianshan
十八尖山

Shibajianshan (十八尖山) is located in Hsinchu County (新竹市). This a short hike that is very accessible for young families and is located right in the suburbs of Hsinchu!

#027 – Feifengshan
飛鳳山

Feifengshan (飛鳳山) is located in Hsinchu County (新竹縣). This is a 6km looped route that traverses both the Feifengshan Trail & the Guan Ri Ping Historic Trail (觀日坪古).

#028 – Liweishan
李崠山

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#029 – Shitoushan
獅頭山

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#030 – Wuzhishan
五指山

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#031 – Egongjishan
鵝公髻山

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#032 – Xiangtianhushan
向天湖山

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#033 – Xianshan
仙山

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#034 – Jialishan
加里山

Located in Miaoli, approximately 2.5 hours from Taipei and Taichung, Jialishan is a challenging forested hike with stunning views of Snow Mountain and the Holy Ridge.

#035 – Huoyanshan
火炎山

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#036 – Guandaoshan
關刀山

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#037 – Manabongshan
馬那邦山

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#038 – Tiezhenshan
鐵砧山

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#039 – Shaolaishan
稍來山

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#040 – Juxingshan
聚興山

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#041 – Tousongshan
頭嵙山

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#042 – Nanguanyingshan
南觀音山

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#043 – Santingshan
三汀山

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#044 – Anyingshan
暗影山

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#045 – Dahengpingshan
大橫屏山

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#046 – Agaowushan
阿罩霧山

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#047 – Jiufen Ershan
九份二山

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#048 – Hengshan
橫山

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#049 – Maolanshan
貓囒山

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#050 – Jijidashan
集集大山

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#051 – Songbaikengshan
松柏坑山

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#052 – Houjianshan
後尖山

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#053 – Fenghuangshan
鳳凰山

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#054 – Jinganshushan
金柑樹山

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#055 – Shibishan
石壁山

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#056 – Yunjia Dajianshan
雲嘉大尖山

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#057 – Lizijiao
梨子腳

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#058 – Dulishan
獨立山

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#059 – Datashan
大塔山

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#060 – Dadongshan
大凍山

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#061 – Dahujianshan
大湖尖山

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#062 – Hongmaupishan
紅毛埤山

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#063 – Datongshan
大棟山

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#064 – Kantoushan
崁頭山

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#065 – Sanjiao Nanshan
三腳南山

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#066 – Xialiguanshan
西阿里關山

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#067 – Zhuzijianshan
竹子尖山

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#068 – Dongtengzhishan
東藤枝山

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#069 – Baiyunshan
白雲山

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#070 – Wushan
烏山

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#071 – Narumishan
鳴海山

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#072 – Qiweishan
旗尾山

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#073 – Weiliaoshan
尾寮山

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#074 – Dagangshan
大崗山

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#075 – Guanyinshan (Kaohsiung) 觀音山步道

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#076 – Lidingshan
笠頂山

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#077 – Shoushan
壽山

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#078 – PengJishan
棚集山

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#079 – Nunaishan
女仍山

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#080 – Lilongshan
里龍山

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#081 – Wanlideshan
萬里得山

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#082 – Wanjengtoushan
灣坑頭山

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#083 – Sanjiaoshan
三角崙山

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#084 – Quezishan
鵲子山

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#085 – Sanxingshan
三星山

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#086 – Zulunshan
祖輪山

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#087 – Liwushan
立霧山

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#088 – Chuyinshan
初音山

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#089 – Liyushan
鯉魚山

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#090 – Yuemeishan
月眉山

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#091 – Baliwanshan
八里灣山

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#092 – Wanrenshan
萬人山

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#093 – Dulanshan
都蘭山

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#094 – Taimalishan
太麻里山

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#095 – Jianameishan
加奈美山

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#096 – Balongweishan
巴塱衛山

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#097 – Hongtoushan
紅頭山

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#098 – Yuntaishan
雲台山

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#099 – Taiwushan
太武山

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