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Basianshan National Forest Recreation Area

Basianshan National Forest Recreation Area was part of a bus tour that I took.  This was the second stop.  Since it was part of a tour the time was limited … Continue Reading →


Linkou Forest Trail

Last year I made a post about the Linkou Forest Trail but that one was really the Xinline Hiking Trail.   I found the “real” Linkou Forest Hiking Trail today. … Continue Reading →


Guguan – Lishan Scenic Area

Guguan is in the Lishan Scenic Area.  I was on a day bus tour and one of the stops was Guguan.  We only had 90 minutes there but it was … Continue Reading →



My wife and I like Lion Head Mountain.  Last year we went there twice and this year we went back again and spent 3 nights at the Chuanhuatang Temple.  I … Continue Reading →


Tenping Trail

Tenping Trail starts at the Lion Head Mountain Visitor Center in Nanzhuang.  The trail has a natural cliff type cave.  The best part of this trail is that it connects … Continue Reading →


Nanmen Market

Nanmen Market is located at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall MRT station exit 2.  I visited this market for the first time just the other day and was impressed with all … Continue Reading →


Mt. Xiaozi Hiking Trail near Pingxi Train Station

I have been to Pingxi a number of times but never hiked any of the nearby trails.  This time I went there specifically to hike.  The easiest way to find … Continue Reading →


Dongyanshan National Forest

December 18, 2016 had a nice one day trip with my friend David to Dongyanshan National Forest.  We drove there by car, I want to mention that because I did … Continue Reading →


Taipingshan Villa and Primitive Forest Trail

If you go to Taipingshan you may stay at the Taipingshan Villa and even if you don’t stay there you may end up there to have lunch and check out … Continue Reading →


Jiancing Historic Trail

Jiancing Historical Trail is located about 2.5 km from the Taipingshan Villa.   This was originally a logging railway.  In 2004 it was turned into a 2.3 km trail.  Unfortunately … Continue Reading →