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    Weiliao Mountain Trail

Weiliao Mountain, 1,427 meters high and close to Dajin Bridge, is on the border of Sandimen Township in Pingtung and Maolin District in Kaohsiung City. Some climbers consider Weiliao Mountain the training base before giving a challenge to the 100 peaks of Taiwan.

"Mountains are high, but human achieves higher. Stream flows, but human reaches further." You will see these words when you arrive the peak. There are two trails for climbing Weiliao Mountain. One starting point is next to the Dajin Bridge, another one begins from Shaxi Forest Road, Koushe Village.

The first trail, gently sloping, winds up from the access road, passing Jiyi Pavilion and offering views out over Laonong Stream and Zhuokou Stream in Maolin Township and their confluence.

It then proceeds up to a scenic platform at 1,150 meters. The last part before the peak is very steep that climbers have to pull themselves up on ropes. and it will leave many people breathless and jelly-legged. The test of strength, endurance and willpower makes Weiliao Mountain a popular training base for even higher mountains. And, this is why Weiliao Mountain is regarded as an honorary member of the “100 peaks of Taiwan” by many.

The second trail starts at the 23.5 k point of Shaxi forest road. The scenery is lovely along the trail and a panoramic view can be enjoyed. It also has rich flora and fauna. This trail is highly regarded by cyclists and is a part of the cycling path network. Recently, interpretation boards have been placed along the trail by the Forestry Bureau. The trail is managed by Gaoshu Climbing Club which promotes the “leave no trace” principle and encourages climbers to “walk steady, use light gear, pick up refuse and be quiet” so that the mountains are kept in pristine condition for all to enjoy.

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Travel type

HikingMt. climbingForest bath

Travel Trips

Carry sufficient water. When walking downhill, please use a walking stick. Bring an extra T-shirt with you, so that you can stay dry. Gloves are used to protect yourself when holding onto a rope during climbing.

Address

Border of Sandimen Township in Pingtung and Maolin District in Kaohsiung City

Tel

886-8-7236941

Traffic Information

National Highway 3 exit at Pingdong Jiuru interchange ─ to Ligang ─ Provincial Highway 22 to Gaoshu ─ through Dajin ─ Weiliao Mountain

  • Longitude/Latitude:120.65259/22.86553
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    Weiliao Mountain Trail
    4.4 4stars 650 reviews
    Joshua Dent
    4stars 2 years ago

    This is a good hike for those looking to train for hiking in Taiwan's higher mountains. It is also conveniently located which means you don't have to spend much time driving to and from the Mountain. For anyone with a scooter, and wanting a good workout, I can definitely recommend this mountain.

    Bernard Schonne
    5stars a year ago

    Nice hiking track

    Lani Hollander
    4stars 2 years ago

    Really good hike in terms of being challenging but not too crazy. The scenery left a little to be desired, but overall a good day hike. Plan for 7 hours.

    jou jack
    5stars 2 years ago

    Good

    chia-yi Chen
    4stars 3 weeks ago

    The industrial trail on the west side of the mountain pass (before 6k) is suitable for leisure walking. After passing the water source rest pavilion, it is difficult to walk steeply. Guanyun Pavilion is almost at 8K, and there is a steep rise of about 1.5k from the triangle point. The pace is suitable for 6k race walking in the front and some physical strength behind to climb to the top. The total length is at least 9.5km, suitable for training thigh muscle endurance, but still be careful of leg cramps. After 8k, the road conditions are easy to wet mud and moss. It is recommended to wear gloves to go up the mountain. Comparable to the length of Malun Mountain, the Baiyue practice field is well-deserved. Thunderstorms are prone to occur in the afternoon, so it is recommended to go down the mountain in the morning.

    Last Update:2021-11-30

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