🚶 Hiking - Threads about Hiking

Thought I organize the Travel in Taiwan forum a bit to make it easier to find info about traveling in Taiwan.

In this thread you’ll find links to threads in this forum about Hiking in Taiwan. Please check out these threads and/or use the search function, before you decide to make a new thread. Not all of the below threads have valuable info (didn’t check them all in detail) but the list gives you an idea about which threads have been active in the last three years or so. If there are older threads with valuable info you think should be listed here, let me know and I will update this post. Will also update this post whenever new related threads are created.
(The further up the links are in each segment the newer (time of last post) they are. The titles of the threads are the original ones, not created by me.)

[General Info]
Hiking advice
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 3&t=124020

Best Hikes of 2013
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=125385

Drinking High Mountain Water
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 3&t=133784

handheld hiking GPS
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtop … 7&t=115373

Setting up camps in the mountains?
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=124271

Hikers: Question on quicksand in Taiwan
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=124270

Scrambling/Hiking in Taiwan’s high mountains (from Hong Kong!)
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=123437

Hiking in Taiwan - the 523 Mountaineering Association
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=56147

Looking to join multi-day hiking tours
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=121492

Hikes with Views
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=116421

How much to cover up when hiking?
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=116764

Hiking in Taiwan with 523 - 523 Mountaineering Association
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=113624

River tracing
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=109560

Advice for two big hikes in March
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=106428

Camping/Hiking pictures and trip reports 2011
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=101492

The Hiking Thread 2009
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=75637

Hiking Books / Info Request
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=95457

[Taipei/Northern Taiwan]
Hiking the Fu-Ba Trail
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=116488

Yangming Shan
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=112507

Mountain biking the Tonghou trail
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=66656

Is the trail to Yunei (宇內) still accessible?
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=114269

Any good hikes in the JinShan/Keelung (Jilong) area?
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=111454

Anyone Know the Xiao Wulai Old Trail?
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=95370

scenic spots or hiking in Taoyuan/Hsinchu area
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=107260

A Plan In The Works: Sanxia, Wulai, Fushan, Baling
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=99237

Tai’an hot spring and hiking
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=95195

[Snow Mountain]
Climbing Xueshan (Snow Mountain) in Winter
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=85658

Taichung Hiking… Tired of Dakeng? I got something 4 U!
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=75968

Hehuan-Cilai-Nenggao hike. Getting to trailhead
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=133075

2013/2/28(Thur.) ~3/3 (Sun.) Cross the Central Mountain: Neng Gao Historic Trail(能高越嶺)
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=116210

trail closures in Taroko Gorge and elsewhere
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=110837

Never been to ZhuiLu Trail? google did it for you…
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=125900

Hualian and Taroko Gorge Hiking/River Tracing Info
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=118500

Zhuilu old road current trailhead?
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=119288

Hiking and River Tracing in Hualian and Taroko Gorge Areas
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=108077

Recent Info on some Taroko Trails? (Sep 2011)
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=102760

Jade Mountain fast-track pass
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=132246

Yushan hike
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=125445

Climbing Yushan (Jade Mountain). Is it worth the beaurocracy?
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=120628

Climbing Mount Jade to cost foreigners NT$700, but locals just NT$220
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=110132

Five Days on the Batongguan Trail
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=106835

New! Bus to Tatajia at start of Yushan trail
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=104424

Insurance for Yushan
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=98171

[Southern Taiwan]
Suggestions for a 2-day hike near Kaohsiung
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=132725

Bei Da Wu Hiking Report
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=65889

Southern Taiwan - Afternoon Hikes/Mini Bushwalks
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=99047

TaoYuanGu hiking
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 5&t=125721

South Cross Highway and Jiaming Lake hike
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 55&t=77161


Some of these links go to a blank page :confused:

Are those threads gone forever?


This is a peak in Ruifang, about 40 minutes by road from Keelung (Jilong):

I also have an introductory video to Wufenshan, which lies on the boundary of Ruifang, Pingxi and Keelung on the same YT channel and about five more in Mandarin only. Hope this helps…

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I tried 3, 0 went anywhere

The threads probably still exist. I googled this one

and found it here:


Might do this on Saturday. I’ve yet to go to Teapot Mtn. My plan would be a loop starting at the Teapot trailhead, around to Banpingshan and back. Or just an out-and-back to make it shorter.

If you start at Teapot Mtn and loop back all the way by road after Banping it’s a full half day hike, but if just hike from the trailhead in the video and then back, it’s only about an hour and a half (or more if you take a break somewhere). There’s a steep bit with ropes (only short, and the ropes are good but you may find it a bit of a challenge the first time) between Teapot and Banping; if you do it from the trailhead in the video, you can always decide whether you want to go on to Teapot or not. Also, Teapot Mountain’s summit is a bit of a challenge itself if you want to go on to Banping, you have to climb thru like in a cave. Guess it all depends on how much you like challeges!

Ah, thanks for the pointer. Yeah after looking again, starting where you did seems better, because also if you park at the Teapot side of things, it’s a long walk to the trailhead from the lot. So I’ll just do that and come back the same way.

So is this actually Banpingshan?
I don’t see anything labeled as Banping except for the trail itself

I also thought I might hike along the ridgeline and then come down at the peak above, to continue on to Teapot. Not sure how that route is tho

The photo on the right on the Google Maps link looks like the north side approach to Banpingshan, which is a bit infamous as some people get stuck on it and need to be rescued. If you hike from the trailhead in my video then continue after the summit, about 100 metres or more later you’ll see that steep section I mentioned on the left and the trail to Teapot Mountain. After that short steep section, it’s fairly easy all the way Teapot.

I think I must have not found the same trailhead you used, because I don’t see the parking spots that you mention in the video.
I thought you were here:

But seems like not.

Yeah we’re definitely not in the same spot :face_with_spiral_eyes:

The pic is correct; that’s the beginnng of the trail, by the ‘unnamd road’. From here it’s only 30 or 40 mins to the summit. If you came from Highway 102 you should have seen the parking spots but if you came from the opposite direction you wouldn’t.

There’s also this video by Tony Huang in Chinese, the only difference is that the road is now covered so it may not look the same.

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Pretty sure you’re both somewhere different than what I’m looking at haha.

The signs are completely different.

I think you’re south somewhere, and I really can’t figure out where, but this spot works too :upside_down_face:

Oh nm, they just changed the signs it seems.

Yeh, maybe they just changed the signs. This is what the start of the trail looks like if you’re standing by the sign. Teapot Mountain would be just off to the left: