Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail)

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Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail)

Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail)
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The area
Neighborhood: Shuangxi / Gongliao District
The Old Caoling Tunnel is the first railroad tunnel renovated as a cycling tunnel in North Taiwan. The Old Tunnel is designed with a railroad museum concept. Cycling through the Old Caoling Tunnel with train sound effects is just like going through a real railroad tunnel, feeling not only retro but also fun. The Old Caoling Tunnel cycling path links Shicheng and Longmen campsite, drawing out a beautiful mountain coast green cycling lawn through the north-eastern cape. Along the coast, enjoy the blue ocean and craftsmanship of nature in the ocean wind. During the “Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival” held in Fulong Beach every July, indie bands around the world are invited to perform here and attract numerous music loving youths to gather and have fun in the water enjoying nights of music with an evening ocean breeze. One can also experience the slow lifestyle of farms and gardens, and feel the clean air, pure water, and good soil of organic farms. The locals harvest crops to sell in Shuangxi Station morning market. They are as friendly and simplistic as the Shuangxi crops sold.

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sharonchongmeili
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia71 contributions
Silver Grass/Manghua Festival on Caoling Historic Trail
Nov 2019
Walked the trail on 10 November, 2019 during the above which happens in November every year and it was lovely. It was free and no registration was required. I would recommend to start from Dali as its easier to find the entrance to the trail just behind the temple which is a short 5mins walk from Dali train station. Lots of signages in english. Take the longer and more gradual road up instead of the steeper stairs if not super fit. Trail had wonderful views of the coastal areas & the silver grass was everywhere. Took about 1.5hr at a slow pace to reach the top before another hour downhill to Fulong.I took the local train from Taipei Main Station to Dali (about 2hrs, NTD94) & from Fulong back to TMS (1.5hrs, NTD83). I used Easycard for the train rides. Local trains function like the mrt ie. no reserve seating & no need to book in advance. Just tap on/off at the platforms.
Written November 18, 2019
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karang88
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
Beautiful and peaceful walk
Mar 2019 • Family
Had a hike there in March on a sunny day. Started at the Fulong entance and ended at the Daili temple. There were 2 paths sloping paved road (much longer route) or down the steps (shorter route). Rested mid way at a large wooden shelter facing the sea with strong winds and the view was beautiful. This shelter leads to a series of stone steps (with no railings) up the hills, if you have strong leg muscles, a good stamina and no fear of heights, I recommend you go for it - my daughter and our private guide went up, said the view was even more beautiful and they saw some wild cows up there. They came back down after 50 mins and said they couldn't finish the entire stretch of steps that led to more and more hills.
Written March 19, 2019
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Smritijit
Taipei, Taiwan326 contributions
gr8
Jan 2019
Excellent hiking trail with lots of fun. Its a very long trail. U should bring water and foods. On the way u will find some rest rooms. Good trail in any weather
Written February 21, 2019
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Bay Dragon
Bar Harbor, ME90 contributions
Well maintained historic trail, intermediate hike, beautiful views
Feb 2019 • Couples
What I love about this hike is that you can access it from a train stop, and there are ocean views on either side of the cape both on the uphill and downhill sides. It's only strenuous in terms of steepness in the first third or so, but you have to be up for a half-day's walk. As marked on the signage, the hike from Fulong station to Gongliao was 3-4 hours if you're moderately fit, including plenty of stops for photographs, water, lunch, and snacks. There is a closer parking lot near Gongliao by Yuanwangkeng Riverside Park
遠望坑親水公園, but the drive back to Taipei is likely to be slow depending on timing. In spite of the fact that we went on a holiday, the trails were not crowded though the access near Fulong was packed. You can park in the elementary school lot north of the temple and train station. The trail is paved with stone, so use caution after rain or in fog. Bathrooms at the forestry station about an hour from Fulong and another about an hour after that. There's a Mazu temple on the way to Gongliao station, which served a free meal on new year's day. Most of the trail is in the valley and therefore shaded. Some parts of it going over the ridge are quite exposed, so sun protection may be helpful.
Written February 6, 2019
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bedgeyeah
28 contributions
It was good. Leisurely and pretty
Dec 2018 • Friends
We hiked from Dali to Fulong. It was 40 minutes to 1 hour to begin with, with some great views. Then about 2 hours of down hill and strolls through woods. It was really nice, not particularly exciting, but enjoyable for a day out!
Written December 23, 2018
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jaoxi2015
Hualien, Taiwan332 contributions
beautiful hike
Sep 2018 • Solo
The hike can be started from either Fulong (福隆) or Dali (大里). I started from Dali (you can ask information at the visitor center) where the uphill is immediate and steep, when i arrived uphill i didn't go to foulong but i turned left and i went uphill along the taoyuan valley trail, this part of the trail is more beautiful cause you walk along the reef, then i come back to dali
Written November 24, 2018
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HanBB
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
Easy trail for hiking novices
Nov 2018 • Friends
We followed what other people’s advice and started from Dali (大里)and walked right to the end of trail near Fulong (福隆) station. It was raining intermittently that day, but the trail was well paved so no difficulties at all. Everything was also signposted. The 1st half of the start of the trail was a bit more strenuous, and then we reached the summit and went downhill all the way. Quite a few test points where you can eat your packed lunch and 1 toilet stop. Lovely views of the coast, but I wouldn’t call it spectacular. The train from Taipei to Dali took 1 hr 48 mins as there is no fast train. Going back from Fulong, it took just 1 hour with the express train.
Written November 14, 2018
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Steeve
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo3,988 contributions
The best hike in Taiwan
Mar 2018 • Friends
The Caoling Trail is the best hike in Taiwan. The landscapes are wonderful. The hike will take you about three hours at a leisurely pace. Be sure to take drinks, snacks and an umbrella: it may rain at any time up there. I don't advice you to do it with children who are too young (less than 12 years old) or with old people (over 70). They might have a tough time: it is going up and down and once or twice fiercely so. The trail is well paved almost everywhere. You will see several animals as well, many birds, and butterflies, and a couple of buffalos. I advise you to start from Fulong - the entrance is on the left-hand side when you exit the Fulong train station, a few hundred meters away.
Written March 29, 2018
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AnnKong
Shah Alam, Malaysia168 contributions
A great outdoor activity
Oct 2016 • Couples
A very popular hiking trail for locals.
We started our trek in the morning around 10am and it was scorching hot with no tall trees for shade.
It's necessary to bring enough water and pack of light lunch.
It was tiring and quite challenging for the long climb and never ending stairs.
But it was worthwhile for the spectacular view.

Written January 18, 2017
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瑞庭 梁
Taiwan55 contributions
很適合親子一起旅遊的地方
Nov 2016 • Friends
Every year I will go here to hiking,this trail need to spend 2-3hour to finished,on Nov is flower season,if you have time ,come to enjoy!
11月正是芒花盛開的時候,每當這時候特別會來爬,今年人很多,火車站塞滿了人,覺得交通部份可以改進,但十分推薦帶便當跟橘子上山吃,會有一種啊,人生啊 的感覺!
Written November 20, 2016
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