Hiking- River tracing in Hualien what to do in few days?

Taroko Zhuilu Old Trail Hualien Taiwan

FAQ I’m going to Hualien, what should I do?

Hualien is a good choice and a very touristic destination in Taiwan. There are so many things to do with hiking trails in Taroko gorges and famous river tracing like Golden Grotto.

Most of the hiking trails will require 2 permits to protect you. Permits must be asked online minimum 8 days before !

Taroko Xincheng Train Station Hualien county Taiwan
Taroko Xincheng Train Station Hualien county Taiwan

To go to Taroko gorges, the train station is Xincheng not Hualien ! At Xincheng, catch a bus (not convenient, every 2 hours…), catch a taxi or

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No Permit Hiking Xueshan Taiwan ?

Can I enter Snow Mountain Park without permit ?

UPDATED Oct 2017. For Snow Mountain, you can enter from the South trail and nobody will check your permit but it’s much more difficult physically ! The trail is not well maintained, some sections are very steep and rocky, and you’ll meet very few people ! and you must bring your tent !

DIY apply permit for mountain National Park Taiwan CLICK HERE !

Map Snow Mountain North South Trailhead Hiking Taiwan Club
Map Snow Mountain North South Trailheads Hiking Taiwan Club

Moreover if you want to sleep in the cabin you can be controlled at the 369 hut (SanLiuJiu Cabin) and you are 90% sure to be

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DIY How to go to Qilai Mountain Trailhead 奇萊山 in Taiwan ?

Qilai Mountain Main Peak Taiwan

Qilai Mountain trailhead is in the same area as Hehuanshan 合歡山 on the road 14 甲 between the popular Qingcing Farm 清境農場 and Lishan village  梨山

 

Qilai mountain bus schedule
Qilai mountain bus schedule

There is only ONE BUS everyday 09:10 am from FengYuan via Puli – Wushe – Qingcing to Lishan

[and another one on the opposite direction from Lishan 08:00 am, DaYuLing 09:00, 松雪樓 09:30, Wushe 10:00, Puli 11:00, faster on way back ! ]

Puli Bus stop 76 崎下站 at around 11 am

Wushe Bus stop 77 at around 12:00 pm

Qingcing Bus stop 78 at around 12:30 pm

GET OFF -STOP at Bus stop 81 松雪樓 at around 13:30 pm

DaYuLing Bus stop 82 at around 14:00 pm

Lishan Bus stop 83 at around 15:00 pm

Real Time position of Bus 6506 CLICK HERE

 

So, you have to go to FengYuan or Puli or Wushe or Qingcing Farm or Lishan at first :

Schedule of Taipei – FengYuan by train 台北市-豐原 火車 時刻表

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Kayaking in Taipei Taiwan Canoeing, where ?

Kayak in Taipei Jinshan 2 candlesticks

Thanks to Jim who introduced many hikers to practice Kayaking in Taipei on the rivers (flat or white water kayak) and on the sea (waves are impressing but it’s really fun when you know how to surf with your Kayak !)

You can contact Jim by Line App, check point 8 below

 

List of Kayaking clubs, associations, schools in Taiwan Taipei :

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