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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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Almost all of the reviews were correct. It is indeed a steep hike. You will need to stretch and bring lots of water (and even an extra shirt if you like). You must be willing to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are planning to hike mountain to the top , you better be prepared for a long tiring one as its stairs most of it up ! So get your walking stick with you and your water and a snack to have ! If you have time you can get some food and drinks and enjoy the nature up... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Almost all of the reviews were correct. It is indeed a steep hike. You will need to stretch and bring lots of water (and even an extra shirt if you like). You must be willing to endure the heat and wear comfortable shoes before you even start the hike. Nevertheless, it was an amazing experience. For non-hikers like me, there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is worth the trek up. I went with a friend around dusk and got to the viewing area to see the sunset and lights go up on Taipei 101. Just bring insect repellent and water as the mosquitoes are hungry and you expend quite a lot of sweat.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hike up is worth it. The view of the city is spectacular. Best to start hike at sunset to get the night time view.

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Thank Ruby D
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a steep hike. Views were ok. We went around 10am in May and it was already scortching. Be prepared to sweat and bring lots of insect repellant. I think i finished with about 15 mosquito bites after an hour hike

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike itself is composed mainly of stairs and branches out a fair bit so you can take breaks as frequently as you need to. Bring water, sun protection and a hat in the heat - I visited in December and although we didn't do the climb in blistering heat it was still sunny so do be careful. You'll see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went there around 5pm to watch the sunset. Overall it was a tiring but amazing hike to the platform.The view was magnificent and Taipei 101 was an amazing view especially during sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the hike...plenty of work (so you need to be in shape). Some great views and once we hit the peak and got some good photos of Taipei 101, we went back down and had a great opportunity to see some of the local temples like Tien Bao Sheng Dao Temple (staff on site where very gracious with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So there's stairs on stairs on stairs. It's quite tiring in the heat but it's definitely worth it! Don't waste your pictures until you get higher. The view at the top is worth the short hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this trail for at least ten times, there are lots of different branches along the trail so that people can decide when to leave from the trail. It is not too steep so most of people should be able to climb without much problem. There are many good spots along the trail good for seeing the entire city,... More 

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