Yangmingshan Hikes

Difficulty1 to 3 (out of 5)       Duration – Half day to full day (full day is best)

Yangmingshan is the closest national park to Taipei and it just takes 30 minutes or so to get there by car.  There’s a huge variety of hikes to do and sights to see.  You’ll find everything from flat paved paths to remote waterfalls and long dormant volcanic craters.  The volcanic nature of Yangmingshan also means there are a number of wild hot springs as well lots of hot spring hotels to soak weary legs after a hard hike.

The highest peak in the park is Qixingshan and as there are very few trees on the peak,  it has exceptionally good views.   To the west of Qixingshan is Qingtiangang, an easy hike with great views and the odd wild water buffalo.  For those after a hike that is more off the beaten path there’s the Alibang Waterfall that is located in a more remote corner of the YMS National Park.


There’s no typical itinerary for Yangmingshan.  Just let us know what you’re into and how difficult you’d like it to be and we’ll put together a trip.


The hikes in this area can involves anything from around 2-8 hours of hiking.   A low to good level of fitness is required depending upon which trails you’d like to do.


Typically pick up and drop off is from Taipei, but other locations can be arranged, including Taoyuan International Airport. We will travel by car or small van depending upon numbers.  All of our vehicles are insured and all drivers have local licences. 


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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