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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lane 150, Songren Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
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All reviews xiangshan station bring water taipei city worth the climb easy hike steep steps nice hike short hike nice view follow the signs worth the effort sunset view city lights great view of taipei viewing platform take your time fresh air
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Reviewed 3 days ago

+ Great vertical climb in the city with a view + Suitable for kids, my 7 year old gal walked up with us, just take care when coming down Take note: 1. bug spray 2. be prepared to sweat it out 3. dress appropriately for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 874ank
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not go guys! The view isn't worth the pain. My gosh id rather have a pic of Taipei 101 right outside Xiangshan Station. The view is the same for me. Ordinary skyline. View was fine byt the trail is worst. Like worst. Not worth...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Noddygal92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there around five in the afternoon and still did not manage to get the sunset view.. i suggest hiking past 5 pm. Never mind the crowd, it would be cooler at that time. The steps are steep so hold on to the railings. You...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank itstoodangerous
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our understanding was a "hike" and it turned into a stair climbing exhibition. That could have been on us and lack of research. 500 stairs to the top and WELL WORTH EACH STEP. Dress appropriately for heat and wear bug spray but so worth the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We climbed to the up in quite warm May evening sunset (34 degrees celsius) But we did it. Very nice climbing and great views around the Taipei city and Taipei 101. Rememberbtake some picnic and drinks with you.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Ambassador814822
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy hike, great view for free, pleasant residential neighbourhood and within close distance to 101 and thr major shopping malls. Highly recommended. Best times: lunch hour when it is hot and humid. Nobody else there in this case.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Casta C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view was breathtaking and free! (: The start of the trail is quite a distance from the train station. The hike wasn't as easy as I thought it would be as it was made harder due to the steps being of varying heights. Despite...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank angelinaruth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hiking trail is amazingly accessible from Taipei Downtown. I walked 15 minutes from my hotel ( Grant Hyatt Taipei ) right next door to 101 tower and I was there at the starting point of the elephant mountain hicking trail. When you start the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Traveler69007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are not used to humidity, be prepared to sweat! We went at the end of May, around 5 pm, with overcast. We sweated like crazy! I couldn't imagine hiking it on a hotter day. It really is just a ton of stairs, so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank matthewkbarnum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth walking up there 15 minute walk 20 minute rest 30 minute Que for photoshooting spot But still wonder why its name as elephant

Date of experience: May 2019
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January 30, 2019|
Response from AliH968 |
Ground might be wet. Just be careful
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January 30, 2019|
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Response from Martin S | Reviewed this property |
There are no opening times/entrance fees, you can go anytime, a headlight -as mentioned in earlier posts- is for sure a good idea for dark times.