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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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“easy hike” (33 reviews)
“worth the climb” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was worth the hike as the views were amazing and breathtaking. Definitely hike earlier in the day when the sun isn’t as strong and bring plenty of water! Amazing! Would definitely do it again!

Thank Meilum
Reviewed 2 days ago

Trail/hike is amazing. They're just stairs going up but man, if you're not used to working out or walking, you'll give up right away. However, I encourage everyone to go all the way up where you can see the best view of Taipei 101 as...More

Thank Jet S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hike up this mountain is highly recommended as it offers spectacular views of Taipei and the nearby Taipei 101 tower. There are two paths to get there. One of them starts near Xiangshan MRT stop. The path is wide and well maintained.

Thank TorontoMusicman
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Two routes available, the longer route (∼2.5hr): alight at Houshanpai metro station and hike up Mt Jiu Wu Feng, passing by Mt Thumb to Xiangshan. You can walk to the Xiangshan metro station from there. The shorter route (30mins): alight at Xiangshan metro station and...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our group of 4 lazy travellers was skipping this destination until the last day of our 8 days trip in Taiwan. But luckily we didn't miss this amazing view to the Taipei CBD. Took us more than 20 minutes to the top and it well...More

1  Thank MinhVu92
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was tiring but very much worth it, a great day to spend 2-3 hours including the hike and the photography opportunities once you reach the top.

1  Thank Miguel P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To reach the top expect a short but streep hike. The view over the city is rewarding though. Even when it's cloudy and Taipei 101 diappears every now and then. Go at sunset or in the evening, go when it is dark!

2  Thank Yang Yang C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I love about this hike is, you wall out of the busy, clammy city and you're directly in nature. If you only do the hike to the top you just have to follow the stairs and it'sike 15 minutes but there's different routes so...More

1  Thank Sharon-Nijmegen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fun to climb and see the wiew. Absolutely worth visiting 👍 Bring water and have time to sit and enjoy the wiew

Thank Neda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the city. I only managed to walk up all the way to the "Big Boulders" area but it offered a nice view of the Taipei 101 tower and its surroundings. Although I went on a drizzly/overcast day, it was still a nice...More

1  Thank red g
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Lory A
March 21, 2017|
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Response from Talskidoo | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on the physical or health condition of your mother. I'm only in my 30s but I don't do a lot of physical activities lately so I found it tiring especially since I have a weak right ankle due to a sports... More
Isabelle H
March 17, 2017|
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Response from shithappens | Reviewed this property |
I counted 927 steps from the bottom to the wooden platform just past the 6 big boulders. I ran too, and it is pretty strenuous but definitely do-able. There is a also a water fountain at the top platform, which is a God... More
Mylyn G
March 11, 2017|
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