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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

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Address: Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Phone Number: 09063359497
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Taipei in Motion: City Day Tour by Bike, Metro and Foot

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good long walk up

you get rewarded to a spectacular sight of the city after a good long walk up. remember though to take fluids and a towel if necessary on a humid day

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
J Radley B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you get rewarded to a spectacular sight of the city after a good long walk up. remember though to take fluids and a towel if necessary on a humid day

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Read the Elephant mountain in tripadviser and decided to check it out to get a good view of Taipei 101 and Taipei. And little did I expect that it is quite a trek up. The steps of the mountain is well built and not to high. However, towards the top, it gets a bit steeper. Unlike some of the other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the climb of stairs. Good sceneries at the peak. Not that difficult to accomplish, it depends on each individual's fitness level.

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Shanghai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fairly easy scramble up leads to a network of fantastic hiking trails right in the city centre. The trailhead is an easy flat 10 minute walk from a metro stop.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At first I thought it was hard to climb, but this one is an easy route. Approximately 20 minutes to the top. Get here early in the morning or late afternoon to enjoy a scenic and dramatic view of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went here one day to take the iconic pictures of Taipei 101. It was a lot of stairs, but it was enjoyable.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The trail is actually really nice - it's covered by trees and the path is paved. It's stairs all the way up, so just pretend you're on the StairMaster. Leg day here has a reward at the end! Although I say it's not as easy as people claimed, it's totally doable. Grandparents, little kids, parents carrying babies, chihuahuas, and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best to start walking up before sunset. Depending on how fit you are and how fast-slow you are making it up there - it could take anywhere from 15 mins to an hour The sunset view from up there were breathtaking. Recommend!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The locals do not call this Elephant Mountain, they call it something else that I can't spell! But everyone knows it as Elephant Mountain so you will have no problem finding it if you ask for it by that name. The stairs, yes, it's basically all stairs, start on the street and you just start climbing. It takes about 40... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Also known as Xiangshan Hiking Trail, Elephant Mountain is a great place to commune with nature while just minutes away from urban Taipei. The hike up takes around 20-30 minutes. Steps are well-paved and steep in some places. Make sure to bring or buy liquids before climbing up, as there are no vendors midway of the trail.

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