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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 taipei city bring water worth the climb easy hike steep steps great hike short hike nice view insect repellent worth the effort follow the signs sunset view city lights great view of taipei nice walk take your time
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm not going to lie, for someone who doesn't exercise regularly like me this was a struggle. But it is most definitely worth the pain. The steps begin pretty normal and after a little while they start getting steeper and narrower to the point where...More

Thank Marta R
Reviewed 3 days ago

To get here, I took the subway to Xiangshan station (象山) (which is the last stop of the Red Line 2). From there, take Exit 2 and continue walking alongside the edge of the park. At corner of the road, take a left and follow...More

Thank koychan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good workout - about a 20 minute climb to the top viewing platforms (10 minutes to the first). Not for people with bad knees. Saw families with little kids. Near XiangShan subway. Easy Peasy. Better than Taipei 101.

Thank nohandlelah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you can see a great view plus good exercise. You just prepare yourself for hiking but special hiking boots are not necessarily needed.

Thank AiQing1908
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want the best photo with Taipei 101 dont miss the Elephant Mountain. Just be ready for hiking but surely worth it. Accessible via MRT Xiangshan station and by walk from Taipei 101.

Thank Jamie0025
Reviewed 1 week ago

The route from Yuanshan subway stop has been well described in other posts but I will briefly review it here. You take exit 2 and follow the signs for Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain) hiking trail. This means going through the Zhongqiang Park and taking the stairs...More

Thank Tanya G
Reviewed 1 week ago

best view of taipei 101. this is a very hard climb. looked at my health app and saw that by the time I got to the 2nd viewing deck, 1 already climbed up the equivalent of 45 floors. Tips: 1. go on a clear day....More

Thank vicqtyphotos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike to the top is around 20 minutes depending on your speed. We went there on the afternoon to see the sunset and stayed until the evening to take a night picture of Taiwan. There were a lot of tourist there because it was...More

Thank Paul Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very popular hike but still worth it, The view over the city and especially on the 101 Tower is amazing, nice contrast between the green surrounding Taipei and the city itself. A really enjoying hike !

Thank karine l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the best place to enjoy the full view of Taipei 101 and the surrounding metro. It's not too shabby a climb up several steps. Many local does their trail running training some would even run up and down the steps front and back ways....More

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August 18, 2018|
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Response from Dawson1970 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
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July 8, 2018|
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Response from shubhrom2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes true, that there are lots of mosquitoes and that ca be circumvented by liberally using mosquito repellent. Please also note that there are no lights can if you have good bright torches then it can give an excellent view... More
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Florrie_Travels | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your fitness level. My friends and I did it within 2.5-3 hours at a good pace with breaks in the heat, but we could have gone faster or slower. I think we were faster than the average speed though as we passed... More