Wuliaojian is probably THE must-do hike in the Taipei area. It is a tough climb through a lush forest up to a craggy ridge that is only a few feet wide in places. The highlight for most visitors is the 20 metre near-vertical cliff face that you have to scale down on a rope! Throughout the hike you will be climbing up rock faces, pulling yourself up rope ladders and balancing on the razor-like ridge (support rope provided!).
As it can be quite a long hike, we begin in the morning and immediately after starting from the trailhead we begin the steep ascent. Within minutes we arrive at the first ropes and rocks to climb up.
We will continue up and along the ridge until we reach the sheer cliff that we will descend down. There is also an option to climb another peak here that is a great vantage point for photographing the cliff.
Shortly after the cliff we will reach the old tree where we will break for lunch before making the final ascent to the main peak. After enjoying the stunning views peak, we will head back down (another route) and maybe find a stream to cool off in!
The hike involves around 5-6 hours of hiking. There is a lot of exposure to heights and fixed ropes. A VERY good level of fitness is required.
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.
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.