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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 nice hike short hike nice view follow the signs worth the effort sunset view great view of taipei city lights take your time viewing platform watch the sunset
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I was on a solo trip in Taiwan, and this was my first stop in Taipei. I left the hotel for Elephant Mountain around 10 a.m. It was drizzling and cloudy, and my arms and legs were covered with mosquito bites I got while on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TanniTravels
Reviewed 6 days ago

A good man-made hiking trail aka stairs with several stop points with good view of 101 Tower. Recommended to enjoy the view and escape from bustling city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jthendra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My title says it all. This is my second hike. First time was two years ago, i came in the morning, not aware the sunset view is much better. Be there before 5pm and wait for the night falls by 5.30pm in the winter. Not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EveT205
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was quite a challenge hiking up the trail but totally worth it! Son wanted to be there for the sunset and it turned out to be some great 'Kodak Moments' for photographers. The climb on steep steps for this old lady had me stopped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop when we arrived in Taipei, we had planned to stay for the sunset but it was a little to crowded for my liking so we took our photos of the view and left. Be prepared for the stairs, it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nemobell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Straight out of the Xiangshan MRT stop, across the park, up a residential street and the path begins (it’s all well signposted.) Climb a very steep lot of steps for about 20-30 mins and you reach the boulders and subsequent viewing platform for the city...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MsAS80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where professional photographers go to get the best view of Taipei 101 especially on New Year's Eve. It is an easy 30-min hike from the park below, which is a stop from Taipei 101. You can catch a picturesome sunrise or sunset depending...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Siang7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most instagrammable focal point for Taipei 101; XiangShan is more than just a steep set of stairs to a viewpoint (although it is also that!). Easy access from the XiangShan station, walk along Lane 150, left turn before Sanli park, and follow the crowd....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mostlyharmless
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A free hike up the hill for a great view to Taipei and Taipei 101. Takes about a half hour walk uphill, but well worth it. Go on a clear day. Use insect spray.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank seniorbudget
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though it was a big exercise to get there, plus numerous mosquitoes along the way, once you are up there, you will know it's worth it. Super beauriful

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from Dawson1970 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
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