Baiyang Trail
Baiyang Trail
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Carl R
San Francisco, CA487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is an easy hike through the gorge. You will go through several tunnels as you travel through the mountains. You probably should bring a flashlight. In between the tunnels, you will have great views down into the gorge. There are also signs explaining local flora and fauna. At the end, there is a tunnel that has a "water curtain" which is a heavy flow of water coming into the tunnel. Apparently, the tunnel constructors ran into a aquifer when they built the tunnel, which leads to a substantial flow. Bring a rain jacket with a hood for the water curtain. The floor of the tunnel has a stream flowing through it, but it is fairly smooth and you can walk it barefoot comfortably. You could also bring a pair of waterproof boots. The water curtain tunnel is also quite dark, so here a flashlight is really helpful.
Written January 25, 2020
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HappyFamily0f3
London, UK207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
This is a very easy walk from Tianxiang, the last stop on the Taroko shuttle bus from Xincheng. It’s suitable for all ages, including babes in pushchairs, so expect the route to be busy - it was at 9am on a Tuesday morning in December. The walk takes you through several tunnels (torch recommend but not essentially) and ends up at the water curtain cave. The cave was packed with a tour group when were were there, so wasn’t a highlight but still interesting.
Written December 25, 2019
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Worldofg
Brisbane, Australia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Our next stop was the Baiyang waterfall trail. The trial is a 4.2k round trip, and characterised by a number of tunnels, so take a small touch (Jason provided ours). The hike is very easy and for the mostly flat, the path is well maintained with informative signage on the way. The marble here has incredible the layers and patterns in the gorge walls, there is also large 5-10 metre wide marble boulders sitting in the blue river, sensational. There are great views of waterfalls, plunging cliff faces in the background, along with some colourful bird life, look out for a red tail wagtail, I’m not sure of its name but there we plenty of them and they are very pretty.
At the end of the trail you can have an exceedingly cold shower if you wish to visit the Curtain Waterfall Cave (very refreshing I thought), I would highly recommend the cave, it can be a tight squeeze but worth it. My wife had a poncho and stayed dry as a bone. The walk back was as good taking in a different prospective of the scenery.
Written October 1, 2019
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,611 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Although the National Park information indicates the trail is partially open which is correct, it is currently closed after the first observation point following a landslip at the end of October 2023. The area that remains open is the first tunnel from the road and a further stretch of the trail overlooking the river which has quite nice views. The more interesting views in subsequent tunnels and indeed the waterfall itself cannot currently be accessed. At the time of writing there was no indication when it was likely to re-open.
Written November 30, 2023
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Mango212
Singapore, Singapore208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
In Dec 2018 in this trail was open along it's full length, but still with lots of warning signs for rockfalls. It's a 4km round trip, and one of the best trails I've been on for signage and being easy to follow (probably overkill with distance markers pretty much every 100m!!)

Note: if you don't like walking through tunnels then give this a miss, as there are many to walk through, and some are long so you cant see the exit when you enter. They are wide, high, flat underfoot, and have railings to hold onto in the longest ones (so you don't have to have a torch, but I'd recommend iphone torch-light and you'll be fine).

We set out before breakfast from Silks Place hotel to try to beat the crowds. Started walking at about 7:15am, and only saw a few other walkers until we were almost finished when there were crowds coming towards us, so we were glad we started early!

Suspension bridges, gorges, waterfalls, pools to see along the way, and if you go to the very end of the trail there's the waterfall cave (basically a tunnel you can walk through with water pouring from the ceiling. There's a narrow, wet path along the side of the tunnel, and you will get wet going to the end! It's not too bad though - we didn't have raincoats and just got a bit wet (tops and shoes) - you'd easily dry-out in no time on a hot day. Kinda fun to go through the tunnel, and I think kids would love it.

Note: if you don't like walking through tunnels then give this a miss, as there are many to walk through, and some are long so you cant see the exit when you enter. They are wide, high, flat underfoot, and have railings to hold onto in the longest ones (so you don't have to have a torch, but I'd recommend iphone torch-light and you'll be fine).
Written January 1, 2019
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Bryan H
Portland, OR1,632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
There were a lot of tunnels on this hike. And the rest of it stays pretty much flat (and on cement pavement) for the entire way. So, I agree with the ease of the hike, But, if you don't like dark narrow passages, then this won't be your cup of tea. It's 2km in and 2km out. It can be a bit tiring if you combine it with a bunch of other hikes during the same day. I didn't think it was that beautiful and the waterfalls inside the cave at the end struck me as more trouble than its worth.The good news about this hike: there's no way you can get lost. It's super well marked and straight forward and there's no mysterious paths or forks in the road. It was relatively busy with people when we went on a Monday afternoon in December. The weather was overcast and threatening to rain (although it didn't.)
Written December 17, 2018
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Plootchy
Singapore, Singapore51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Started with a long dark tunnel which gave the trail a good exciting start, although the rest of the walk was rather tame. Easy trail, lovely photo opp spots. Lots of tourists at the end with views of the waterfall, guess would be a nice spot to take in the sights if not for the noisy tourists.
Written March 30, 2017
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rpc415
San Francisco, CA177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
Really cool trail out here. I was originally out here in 2013. If you've come all the way out here, you must do this short hike. Plan it in your day definitely. People of all ages can do it.

You will walk through a dark tunnel where you almost can't see 2 ft in front of you but you see the light at the end of tunnel which is pretty awesome. It's not a hard hike at all. You will get to a bridge which can be a little scary for someone scared of heights. But JUST DO IT. It's pretty awesome.

The waterfall cave is kinda cool too. But be careful. We decided to take our shoes and socks off and just carry it before walking through it. It's peaceful and a relaxing hike. Not hard at all. Definitely beginner level.

Thanks for listening,
ig/sc: rpc415
Written January 21, 2016
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Daniel S
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
As of Jan 4, you can take the trail up to the water curtain cave. You can also see the waterfalls just before the water curtain cave. Budget around 1hour to get to the water curtain cave. It's a fairly easy walk on flat ground - I even saw people on wheelchairs. Bring a torch to go through the dark tunnels, and a poncho if you want to get into the water curtain cave.
Written January 6, 2016
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Kumber N
Taipei, Taiwan55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Baiyang waterfall trail is a slightly challenging trail, all the way up to the end where it turns into a very challenging trail.

You have to get to Tiansiang, which isn't very far from a bus stop. From there, you can either drive or walk 1km up to the trail.

Under any circumstances, don't forget to bring a disposable raincoat (the ones at 7-11 are great and also cheap) and a flashlight.

You walk about 2km until you get to the actual waterfall-cave, and the walk is awesome and terrifying at the same time. You get a great view of cliffs and valleys, and you have to go through quite a few caves/tunnels.

When you get to the water-cave, be sure to take off your shoes and socks and put on your raincoat - inside is like eternal rain and quite slippery.

All in all, this is one of the most gorgeous places I have ever visited, this is an absolute must!
Written January 2, 2015
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