Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)
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Alan B
3 contributions
Jun 2020
lovely in-town walk up a scenic hill. Paved, easy to get to, take public transit or good luck parking (possible but tough)
Written May 12, 2021
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LukeUK_12
Manchester, UK512 contributions
Jan 2020
I walked up elephant mountain on a clear morning, and it was one of the best things I did during my time in Taipei. It's quite the hike, and also the trail becomes quite steep at times. There is lots of places to stop and rest along the way though, and plenty of amazing views to be had. At the bottom, I bought a cheap can of beer from a lovely woman. By the time I reached a great lookout point, I was absolutely tired out and the cold beer combined with the amazing view was something special. If you want to experiecne an escape from the hectic city, then definitely come here.
Written December 6, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,268 contributions
Oct 2020
Getting to Elephant Mountain is easy, just take the MRT Red Line to Xiangshan Station, which is the last stop, and take Exit 2. You will soon find the Elephant Mountain Trail (in Chinese, Xiang Shan means Elephant Mountain). The trail, also known as the Nangang District Hiking Trail, goes for around 1.5 kms (about 5000 feet). The mountain is 183 metres (600 feet) tall. You can get a good view of Taipei 101 from the mountain. Remember to take a drink and a snack, it is quite a strenuous walk.
Written December 1, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Nov 2019
We climbed the many steps up this mountain in the late evening and it was already dark when we reached the top. However, we were rewarded with magnificient night views of Taipei 101 and the surrounding city. The climb was tough and challenging but doable and I'm already in my mid 60s. There was quite a crowd at the top, all jostling for a good viewing spot. Known locally as Xiangshan, this place is very popular.
Written October 22, 2020
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DannyGS
Bucharest, Romania14 contributions
Jul 2019
Is very nice park and I enjoyed walking with my friends If you go take a towel with you because is very very hot and will help you with the sweat.
Written June 13, 2020
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Miko
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
Feb 2020
I visited this trail with my older mother and it was perfect. The stair-filled hike was a bit challenging for her but the views were fantastic and there were multiple levels to take photos from. At the very top there may be people queueing to climb up on a large boulder which, when framed right, gives a great isolated view of you/your group and Taipei 101. I could see the trail getting very-crowded so make it in the morning if you can, which has the added benefit of cooler weather and perhaps even a sunrise.
Written April 12, 2020
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mavis
Asia113 contributions
Apr 2020 • Solo
Elephant Mountain is one of the most popular hiking places in Taipei. It just a few minutes away from MRT station and has great view of Taipei City as well as Taipei 101. It’s better to go there in a good weather day, you can see even better view from the top. A good place to go if you want to away from the city for 1-2 hours. Highly recommend.
Written April 11, 2020
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佳恩 高
3 contributions
Apr 2020 • Friends
This is a little bit hard to the top mountain but when you on the top you see 101 clearly and there have nice view in the nigh.
Written April 10, 2020
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DCEuropa
Washington DC, DC345 contributions
Mar 2020
If you want great views of Taipei and the 101, this is the place for you. The hike itself is up a whole lot of rock stairs, so pace yourself. Once at the top, don't turn around to go down the same way! Instread, turn left at the top and follow the flat path across the "mountain." On the way, you will see many beautiful flowers, many more views, and towards the bottom, stop at the small beautiful temple.
Written March 15, 2020
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Jianing Sim
Singapore, Singapore108 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Great view of taipei 101!
I could finally understand why many locals will choose to come visit this place during new year’s eve to view the new year fireworks.
- skipped the unobstructed elephant rock photo taking spot as there was too many people though
Written March 12, 2020
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