Caoling Historic Trail

Difficulty2 (out of 5)       Duration – Full day

The Caoling Historic Trail is the only surviving section of this Qing Dynasty Road that once connected Yilan and Danshui. It’s a beautiful hike with some fantastic views of the north-east coastline.

Along the way we pass by several points of historical interest, the most important being the largest stone inscription in Taiwan which translates as “Boldy Quell the Violent Mists” and was carved by the regional commander, Liu Ming-deng when he encountered adverse weather on his way to Yilan.


The trail runs from Dali to Fulong and can be done in either direction, but if starting in Dali then a visit to Fulong Beach (recommended) after completing the hike can be arranged too.


The hike involves around 4-6 hours of hiking.    The walk is along a well-defined path.  There’s no exposure to heights and no technical ability is required. A moderate level of fitness is required.


Lunch is provided.  If you have any special dietary requests, allergies or needs, let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.


All of our guides are wilderness first responder certified and carry first aid kits.  They have all spent a lot of time hiking in Taiwan and are very experienced in the high mountains.  All of our guides are native speakers of English, but also speak Mandarin and are very knowledgeable about the local mountains, flora/fauna, and culture.


Taiwan Adventures will provide you with $2 million NTD accident insurance.  However, you must have your own travel and medical insurance.  Our partners at World Nomads Insurance can provide you with travel insurance that covers you for high mountain hiking.


Prices for day hikes start at and $12,000NT for groups of up to three people. Additional people are charged at $2000 each. Prices include transport, accident insurance, permits, lunch, guiding and any permit and entry fees.

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