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Address: Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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A short walk from a brown line MRT stop, and then lots and lots of stairs, but the view at the top is very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A short walk from a brown line MRT stop, and then lots and lots of stairs, but the view at the top is very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The climb can be daunting for beginners. I do not think it is difficult as you can take your time given the wide stairways. There are many stops along the way so you can rest and take short breaks. The view is best as it offers great view of Taipei 101 and city view.

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Tainan, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Morning is the best time to visit this hiking trail. Don't forget to bring enough mineral water. After 30-45 min climbing, you would reach the top and could see the city's scenery. You also can visit in the night, but not recommended since alot of mosquitos would attack you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nice to have a hiking spot that is very near the city, and you can already reach the peak in just under an hour. View of the citu at the top is worth the climb.

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Westernport, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I climbed up the "trail" to Elephant Mountain in the late afternoon in July. It was hot. And long. But worth it. It's easy enough to find how to get there online. The hike felt like it took forever. It's all steps but they rise vertically in front of you and never seem to stop. There's a viewing platform about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have no idea why this is he #1 activity to do in Taipei because it is a completely average hike. It's totally fine, but nothing special. I gave it a four because it is a nice activity, but I feel like I should have given it a three just to temper people's expectations. Taipei's skyline really is pretty underwhelming,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

At the end of the hike, you can see amazing views of Taipei. The stairs are pretty steep at places, but definitely worth climbing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Quite a climb and various routes offered taking 30 mins to 1hr up to the top. It's hot so take lots of water and the locals do exercises at the top but I've no idea how they still have energy to do it !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So I was hoping to capture a picture which represents a non tourist picture of me and by doing something different. Elephant mountain stair hike is not for the light hearted. Going up is just as hard as coming down. You'll need comfortable shoes like walking sneakers or gym shoe. The stairs are steep very much in comparison to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The trail is a great hike, but be warned here are A LOT of stairs especially as you get higher up on the trail. Take plenty of water and a snack as there is nowhere to stop and buy anything one you get going, limited facilities bathrooms etc. The trail is well marked and reasonably well maintained, with plenty of... More 

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Address: Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei

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