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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Ranked #2 of 237 Attractions in Taipei
4.5 of 5 stars 309 Reviews
Type: Outdoors
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Nice, fairly quiet place to exercise and burn off all that beautiful Taiwanese food. 20-40 minutes up steep steps with rest/view points every few hundred metres. The main draw for visiting here is for the view of the Taipei skyline with the hill being a close proximity to Taipei 101 and the opportunities for taking nice photos. 3.5 stars.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The path is well maintained and obvious to a first time visitor ... the climb to the top of the hill took about 40 minutes , with photo taking balconies for u to take scenic photos of Taipei city :) Recommended to go in the Day time for clearer photo taking shots. Hope the skies are not that misty... There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great morning exercise for the whole family. Easy even for youngest 5yo. Trail is well maintained and there are handrails and photo lookout points. View was worth every calorie burnt .

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I first thought the hike will be going to be just a piece of cake! Boy I was wrong! Halfway through it i was already panting, almost gave up actually, but when you've reached the top, it will all be worth it! Great view of the city. Very peaceful and quiet too. Better time to go would be late in... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

There are a lot of stairs, but that's what it takes to get a great view of the city of Taipei. It is very neat to get off the MRT in the city and be above the city in the forest within minutes. It is a peaceful get-away from the noise of the city.

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BSB Brunei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had quite a good fine day so the view was great. The path up was not too hard if you have average fitness. There are several different tracks you can follow. So there is no need to retrace your steps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Its a bit of a walk from the xiangshan mrt station. when you leave the exit, just follow the sign board. Walk straight turn left then walk up the hill then turn left and walk further down and you'll see the sign. They're all steps and it was refreshing. once you reach the peak, theres a viewing area to see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went there around 10 in the morning on a Monday and it was nice as it's not crowded. But the view was not as nice as I expected as the mist was quite thick. We choose the shortest trail which is around a 20 to 30 minute hike but it's quite steep. Overall I'm glad I went as it's a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was surprisingly easy to find, given some of the reviews I've read. There are 2 exit/entry points once you exit Xiangshan mrt - just follow the signs! We took the shorter path, past 2 parks and through a residential neighbourhood. Honestly, the trail is really well paved (all the concrete steps were obviously well maintained) with short rest stops... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of the 4 mountains, Elephant, Lion, Tiger, and another, the name of which I just need time to recall. Good for an afternoon hike from Taipei city. Nothing spectacular, but good excise for many a hiker. Offers good view of the city.

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