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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

3,295 Reviews

Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

3,295 Reviews
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Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei Taiwan
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Small-Group Tour: Jiufen, Yehliu Geopark, and Shifen from Taipei

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Escape the city and see some of Taipei’s best natural and historical attractions during a small-group tour of Jiufen Village, Yehliu Geopark, and Shifen Waterfall. Included round-trip transfers mean that you won’t have to worry about car hire or navigating, while letting someone else drive gives you more time to enjoy the scenery.
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LukeUK_12 wrote a review Dec 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom528 contributions71 helpful votes
I walked up elephant mountain on a clear morning, and it was one of the best things I did during my time in Taipei. It's quite the hike, and also the trail becomes quite steep at times. There is lots of places to stop and rest along the way though, and plenty of amazing views to be had. At the bottom, I bought a cheap can of beer from a lovely woman. By the time I reached a great lookout point, I was absolutely tired out and the cold beer combined with the amazing view was something special. If you want to experiecne an escape from the hectic city, then definitely come here.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jeffry b wrote a review Nov 2020
Essendon, Australia6,740 contributions1,976 helpful votes
Getting to Elephant Mountain is easy, just take the MRT Red Line to Xiangshan Station, which is the last stop, and take Exit 2. You will soon find the Elephant Mountain Trail (in Chinese, Xiang Shan means Elephant Mountain). The trail, also known as the Nangang District Hiking Trail, goes for around 1.5 kms (about 5000 feet). The mountain is 183 metres (600 feet) tall. You can get a good view of Taipei 101 from the mountain. Remember to take a drink and a snack, it is quite a strenuous walk.
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Date of experience: October 2020
PaulSiow wrote a review Oct 2020
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions244 helpful votes
We climbed the many steps up this mountain in the late evening and it was already dark when we reached the top. However, we were rewarded with magnificient night views of Taipei 101 and the surrounding city. The climb was tough and challenging but doable and I'm already in my mid 60s. There was quite a crowd at the top, all jostling for a good viewing spot. Known locally as Xiangshan, this place is very popular.
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Date of experience: November 2019
DannyGS wrote a review Jun 2020
Bucharest, Romania14 contributions1 helpful vote
Is very nice park and I enjoyed walking with my friends If you go take a towel with you because is very very hot and will help you with the sweat.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Miko wrote a review Apr 2020
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
I visited this trail with my older mother and it was perfect. The stair-filled hike was a bit challenging for her but the views were fantastic and there were multiple levels to take photos from. At the very top there may be people queueing to climb up on a large boulder which, when framed right, gives a great isolated view of you/your group and Taipei 101. I could see the trail getting very-crowded so make it in the morning if you can, which has the added benefit of cooler weather and perhaps even a sunrise.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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