Caoling Historic Trail

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.

TYPICAL ITINERARY

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.

GRADING AND FITNESS

Difficulty2 (out of 5)       Duration – Full day

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.

TRANSPORTATION

Private transportation is provided from anywhere in Taipei or the Taipei/Taoyuan Airport to the mountain.  Pickups in other locations can be arranged, sometimes for a small extra fee.  Vehicles are insured; Drivers are licensed; and traffic rules are obeyed.

TRANSPORTATION

Private transportation is provided from anywhere in Taipei or the Taipei/Taoyuan Airport to the mountain.  Pickups in other locations can be arranged, sometimes for a small extra fee.  Vehicles are insured; Drivers are licensed; and traffic rules are obeyed.

FOOD

All the main meals are provided for the hike.  Clients only need to bring their own snacks.  If you have any special dietary requests, allergies, or needs, let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.

LEADERS AND SAFETY

All of our leaders 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 leaders are native speakers of English, but also speak Mandarin and are very knowledgeable about the local mountains, flora/fauna, and culture.

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