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Weiliao Mountain Trail

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Sandimen Township

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    Weiliao Mountain Trail

The Weiliaoshan Hiking Trail is 1,427 meters above sea level and situated near the Dajin Bridge at the border between Sandimen Township of Pingtung County and Maolin District of Kaohsiung City.

Hikers can access the trail from two different locations. The first option is to start from the entrance on the industrial pathway beside the Dajin Bridge. They will then pass the Jiyiting Pavilion on their way, where they can admire the Laonong River in Liugui District and the Zhuokou River in Maolin District. They can then head to an observatory 1,150 meters above sea level to gaze at the Maolin Tribe and Wanshan Tribe from afar. If they wish to reach the mountain top, they have to trek along a steep slope by pulling themselves up with a rope.

The second option is to start from the 23.5 km mark of the Shaxilin Trail in Koushe. This one proves to be an easier hike compared to the first option: hikers can enjoy picturesque views and diverse animal and plant species along the trail dotted with signs containing information about the local ecosystem.

Overall, the Weiliaoshan Hiking Trail is classified as a challenging route. It normally takes seven to eight hours to walk through the trail, which is 9.3 kilometers in length. Weiliao Mountain is not only an optimal training ground for hikers, but it is also a great challenge for those who simply want to improve their stamina and resilience. That is also what helps the mountain win its place on the list of 100 Peaks of Taiwan.

Visitors are recommended to spend a half day to one day walking through the hiking trail. Before they come, they should check the weather forecast to make sure it is safe for hiking and bring trekking poles, gloves, hiking shoes, enough water, and supplies. 

Travel info
Travel type

Sight seeingOutingMt. 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 695 reviews
    Joshua Dent
    4stars 3 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 2 years ago

    Nice hiking track

    jou jack
    5stars 3 years ago

    Good

    Lani Hollander
    4stars 3 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.

    Glenn Panozzo Jr
    3stars a year ago

    It’s a popular trail and decent if you’re training for a bigger hike, but I didn’t enjoy it too much. A lot of work for such few views. Maybe you’ll like it though.

    Last Update:2022-07-14

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