I was wondering if you guys have done the hike to Ba Yan (8 salts/minerals) hot spring.
It’s a great hike from from cingtiangang up top yangmingshan.
You walk across yangmingshan for about 5km to the Jinshan rd (Rd no2) and from there down to a really cool hotspring that has been set up by the locals in beautiful natural surroundings. Its open 24/7 and free!
The only tricky part of the hike is working out the trail from the Jinshan rd but there are some markers.
After the hike there is nothing better than having a soak in the springs and then jumping into the cold river next to it.
20mins walk from the spring there is a bus back to town.
Anyways, its one of the best hikes I’ve done around taipei