Top Adventures in Taiwan

  • River Trace to Golden Grotto

    The hike to the Golden Grotto begins at San Zhan (三棧) township, the next river valley to the south of Taroko Gorge. San Zhan is a small town where three rivers converge before emptying into the Pacific, on Taiwan’s east coast in Hualien County. Th...

    6 miles

  • Hike Elephant Mountain, Taipei

    Getting There: The trailhead is super accessible by public transportation, or via Taxi. While the entrance isn't extremely well marked, if you put "Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail" into google maps, or ask any local you should be able to find the t...

    1.2 miles 600 ft gain

  • Climb Snow Mountain

    When talking about high mountains, Taiwan probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind for most people. Yet this beautiful island is covered from north to south by prominent mountain ranges. In north central Taiwan, Shei-Pa National Park alon...

    14 miles 6142 ft gain

  • Hike the Zhuilu Old Trail, Taiwan

    You'll start off crossing the stunning marble gorge on a suspension bridge. An epic way to start any excursion. Several kilometers in, and perhaps a couple monkey spottings later, you'll feel on the top of the world, 90 centimeters between you and...

    1.9 miles

  • Relax at Wenshan Hot Spring in Taroko Gorge

    Wenshan Hot Spring is accessible via a short hike that branches off the Central Cross Island Highway (Highway 8) in Taroko National Park. Coming from Tianxiang village, you will come to a small parking lot along the road just before you enter a tu...

    0.5 miles 210 ft gain

  • Summit Jade Mountain (玉山 Yushan)

    Yushan National Park is located in south central Taiwan, and is home to many of the island’s tallest mountains, with peaks from the Yushan and Central Mountain Ranges. Over 30 peaks within the park stand above 3,000 meters, the pinnacle being Jade...

    13.5 miles 4435.7 ft gain

  • Hike to Wulai Waterfall

    Wulai is super accessible from Taipei, with public buses going directly to the town (Bus 849). Once in town, walk down Wulai Old Street until you reach the bridge. After crossing the bridge, you should see signs for Wulai Waterfall; the trailhead ...

    1.2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike around Sanxiantai Island

    The Sanxiantai bridge is the most famous landmark on the East Coast of Taiwan. There are literally busloads of tourists depending on the time you visit. But don't let that dissuade you! Astonishingly, 95% of tourists don't go any farther than a ph...

    1.2 miles 252.6 ft gain

  • Hike to Baiyang Waterfall in Taroko National Park

    The Baiyang Waterfall trailhead is located near Tianxiang village in Taroko National Park. From Tianxiang village, head north on the cross-island highway. After just a couple of winding turns, you’ll drive under a covered section of road. The trai...

    2 miles 0 ft gain

  • Explore the Xiaoyeliu Rock Formations

    Xiaoyeliu, in Taiwan, is one of several similar Yehliu parks in Asia, and there's a reason they're all protected. The massive sandstone slabs lay one on top of the other, jutting into the sea, looking other-worldly. Instead of cloud gazing, try yo...

  • Explore Shihtiping on the East Coast of Taiwan

    Getting There: The entrance to Shitiping is clearly marked off of Highway 11, which runs down the east coast of Taiwan. It takes about an hour to get there from Hualien, the closest major city. If you don't have your own vehicle, scooter rentals g...

  • Hike Dulan Mountain

    If you find yourself on Taiwan's East coast and looking for a hike, check out Dulan Mountain. You will get unprecedented views of both the magnificent East Rift Valley as well as the East coast of Taiwan. However, the highest part of the mountain ...

    2.5 miles 3904.2 ft gain