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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 236 Attractions in Taipei
Type: Outdoors
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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This hike is one of the easiest you can do while in Taipei. Take the MRT to Xiangshan station, and then follow the signs down the road, you will find the trail. My friend and I went late afternoon, so it ended up being a night hike, which is completely fine, since most of the trail is illuminated and there... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

If you want great hiking trail, go by Taipei 101 directly to park. Then you elevate thousand of steps and you will be awarded by excelent outlook to Taipei. If is bad weather condition it is best replace of visit observation from Taipei 101.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The food is excellent in Taiwan and it is nice to take a hike and be rewarded with an amazing view of Taipei 101. Especially sunset or night view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The elephant mountain offers a really accessible hiking trail, now that it has its own metro station that is just located around 500+m away. The hike is moderately easy, and it takes around 20-30mins to reach the peak. From the peak, the view of the Taipei 101 is magnificent.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went to hike Elephant Mountain at the recommendation of my airbnb landlord. My calves hurt for days after the hike but the view was worth it. It is a steep hike up the mountain so pack light and hydrated yourself regularly. Bumped into a local on my way down. Very cheerful man who practically sang/ yodel his way down... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A local recommended this hiking trail for best night view of 101.. without proper prep or research, we just decided to do a bit of hiking one night. Start the hike, reaching xiangshan station abt 9pm and managed to return by 10.30. Look at map at metro which will show way to the trail. After the residential park, keep going... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Stunning views and gorgeous paths. Take a full day. Take loads of water with you. Easily accessible from the centre of Taipei.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

I was in Taipei for business and had some free time to visit the city, the hike is perfect if you wanna see all Taipei not from the classic 101. It's easy to find and it takes around 20 mins to arrive on top of the elephant mountain. From the top the view is amazing and it certainly worth the... More

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a great hike/climb but some people have not been able to find the starting point. Let me add enough detail to get you there: First, there are signs for pedestrians placed along the path from the subway station to get you to the entrance. The signs say "Xiangshan Hiking Trail" and includes a stylized logo with a person,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice to walking up hills,once you there very nice view..very nice green away from crowd . You can go around elephant mountain trail

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