Taiwan’s mountains are extremely diverse. Crisscrossed with hiking trails, one can experience everything from hot, sub-tropical jungles to snow capped alpine peaks. Taiwan has more than 300 mountains that are over 3000m tall, many of which are very accessible with well-maintained trails and basic cabins to stay in.
Jade Mountain (Yushan) is the highest mountain in Taiwan and all of Eastern Asia. It stands at an impressive 3952m and is one of the “top 50 most prominent peaks in the world,” meaning that on clear days the view is unbeatable. It is an excellent 2 day hike, suitable for all levels from beginner to expert.
Snow Mountain, Taiwan’s second highest peak, is an excellent alternative to Jade Mountain if permits prove difficult to get. Most experienced hikers in Taiwan will tell you that Snow Mountain is the quintessential two day hike. Its awesome views, varied terrain, and non-technical trail make it a must-do for those in the know.
Surrounding Taipei, you’ll find an amazing range of single day hikes. You can challenge yourself on the exciting, exposed spines of Huangdidian or Wuliaojian or take a gentle stroll around Yangmingshan enjoying some of the park’s amazing hot springs. The Sandiaoling Waterfall hike is our most popular, and can be combined with other sights in the area to make it fun for all outdoor experience levels.
Taroko Gorge is one of the world’s most heart stopping locations. From 1,000m cliffs, crystal clear streams and interesting local culture, Taroko Gorge has something for everyone.