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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The trek is very nice and views fantastic. Totally recommend it. Bring with you a poncho or sort if raining wear - I didn't and got completely soaked. Might be dry in the city but raining in the mountain

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

we were recommended to do this trail instead of waiting in endless queues to go up taipei 101 as the view of the city is far superior and then you actually get to see taipei 101 in the landscape. i definitely agree with this and would recommend it to anyone. it's a little bit hard to find the start of... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Follow the signs from Xiangshan Metro station, hike up the mountain and watch the sunset. Take an umbrella (just in case), water and mosquito repellant (for dusk) Worth the time and an amazing view!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have walked up three times now and have loved it every time. It's not too difficult a walk but you'll be pretty hot by the time you reach the top so definitely take some water with you. I think the view from the top is th best in Taipei because you can see the city skyline and 101.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I climbed up at about 5.00 one evening. It was wonderful to be up there to watch the whole sunset. The climb was not as difficult as I had expected from reading other reviews - it took about 20 minutes in total. Really lovely views and a must-do when you're in Taipei.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Although this was still an enjoyable time, the views from 101 are actually better than the views from Elephant Mountain. The one plus with climbing this place is that you actually can see 101 in the skyline. Be careful going at night because some of the stair cases lack adequate lighting. Not a MUST do, but still fun.

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very nice to go walking in the Elephant Lion and Tiger mountains. You can walk a short path (30min) or a longer way (1:30) always on nice paths in the forest. It's possible to see very beautiful and huge butterflies on top of the mountain.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It had a great dusk and night view of the taipei 101. The walk was indeed arduous and steep, but in the end the views were extremely rewarding. I went on a Sunday evening and the crowds had thronged big time with cameras and tripods, it was difficult to find a place to view the scenery.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you're fit, you can probably do this in about 20 minutes without stopping. But why rush it if you have time? There are little stops and vistas along the way for great photo ops of the city skyline, especially Taipei 101. And if you have a few hours, take the time to stroll through the park along the way,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Loved my climb of Elephant Mountain....at times a challenge but worth it! Yes...there are many many steps and I thought my fitness level was high....but this can be a challenge if you want to push yourself. You do have the options to take your time...enjoy the walk...rest as many times as you like...but I like the challenge. I thought I... More

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