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Zhuilu Old Trail

Address: Taroko Gorge, Hualien, Taiwan
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Ranked #7 of 55 Activities in Hualien
Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This hike is a little difficult but well worth it due to the amazing views! You need to get a permit in advanced to do the Zhuilu Old Trail as they limit the number of people on the trail each day which means it is nice and quiet!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The views from this trail are amazing and the final part of this trail may be scary for some people but is safe. Tiring but very nice experience.

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Tokyo, Japan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Tried to hike the entire 10KM length of the trail but found the area beyond the Cliff Outpost to be in disrepair. We unfortunately missed the sign (in English no less) that said turn back at the Cliff Outpost, and pressed on over a few fallen tree and eventually came to a fallen bridge about 4.9KMs in. At that point... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Sign up for trail and mountain passes before the hike! -recommend to do so at least min.3 days to a week before Hike Day due to limited space availability each day. -there are 2 passes which are required: trail passes which you can sign up online prior and a mountain pass which you should retrieve on that day from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

a difficult hike up and down, but well worth the scenary. Don't underestimate the hike. Make sure you have the proper wear (shoes, water, etc) to get you up there. We encountered someone who got injured along the way and had to call for ambulance assistance in order to bring him down the mountain. It's definitely do-able as we saw... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

So- i gave it a 3 star rating because we actually didn't get to do the hike and we wanted to give whoever else reads this blog a heads up on the instructions to do this hike. First of all, you can apply for the permit online now. There is a english version as well as chinese version. The staff... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This trail is what Taroko is best known for, what is pictured. There are two options, going a little less than half way, seeing the famous cliff side and hiking back down (7km starting near Swallow grotto) , or doing the whole trail 10km. I do recommend the entire trail, although not by much. Unfortunately the famous viewpoints last only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Went to old trail hike with Guide William Ho from Eyetraveltaiwan. I highly recommend hiking to the top to see the bird's eye view of the taroko gorge 500meters above sea level. It is just amazing and it took my breath away. Of course, the hike wouldn't be complete without a guide to tell us the story behind each part... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Amazing amazing amazing experience with Will Ho from Round Taiwan Round! (Just came back on the 21/6/14.) He not only guides you but explains the trails, surrounding environments, has a good sense of speed (he adjusted his speed to suit us both: and does it So naturally, didn't even felt like he was waiting), taught/reminded us the real meaning of... More 

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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I booked a tour with William Ho of EyeTravelTaiwan one month in advance to go hiking in Taroko Gorge's most exciting and breathtaking trail - Old Zhuliu Trail. Will provided us w/ helmets, hiking permits, and hiking poles for the Old Zhuliu hike since the trail goes up the steep mountain and has sheer cliff drops right next to the... More 

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