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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

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Address: Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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The long walk up on the stairway to the mountaintop of elephant mountain. Just a walk distance from Xiangshan subway, The walk in cool weather would be great for the panorama... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The long walk up on the stairway to the mountaintop of elephant mountain. Just a walk distance from Xiangshan subway, The walk in cool weather would be great for the panorama view of Taipei but when I went, the weather is hot so I lost more power than it should be but the view was worth walking for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Concierge at W Hotel reocmmended this and it was perfect. If you want some exercise and to get outside, go for it. A few blocks from 101 you enter the hiking trail and like magic you are out of the city on a peaceful hiking trail up Elephant Mountain with nice city view vistas along the way. Keep in mind... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

There were signboards but we can't figure it out. The path forked- on the left is a darker pathway; on the right is more illuminated and most people coming up and down are using the path on the right. We went up around 5:30pm.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I have explored Elephant mountain and the surrounding hills greatly during my travels in Taiwan. Elephant mountain itself allows casual hikers to get a great view of Taipei. But if you truly wanto get a great experience make sure you hike to the western hills. There are great views of Taipei, temples and plenty of wildlife. My hikes were full... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It just keeps going, was rather red of face by the top. Bit crowded around sunset (take bug spray) but we got a clear weather day and view was worth it and explains the busyness..was quite festivally and relaxed anyway, no one yelling down a megaphone or anything. You can buy water and snacks at the bottom of the steps.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a really beautiful and special place in Taiwan. The hiking trail is very nice, I recommend to do it early in the morning or late in the afternoon and in a not very hot day. Where you are in the top the views over Taipei are magnificent. This is the place with better views of Taipei 101. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The view is great but it is just 15-20 mins of walking up stairs so its not a traditional hike. There are some lights so you can also go at night. On weekends this is a very popular spot so it can be crowded. There are other trails that branch off the elephant trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The hike up consists of mostly steps. You can definitely work up a sweat as it does climb quite high up. It was busy as it was Easter/Chingming weekend. You can see the entire city from the top. The main attraction being the Taipei 101 building. The entire hiking trail takes 2.5 hours or so to complete but we only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The climb is steep and there are at least a few hundred steps but the view at the peak is worth it. Most of the trail is covered by trees so even on a warm day you're not in the heat of direct sunlight. It was crowded on the weekend that I went. This is not a hike for tranquility... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I'm a solo traveler. I went to Elephant mountain at around 7 Pm which is a little late considering most people go there for the sunset as I heard its breathtaking. I had to deal with very less crowd there. But you have to mind that it's not an easy climb on the stairs. If you are not fit, you... More 

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