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Taishan East Road, Tai'an

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Make your way up the stone steps of Taishan East Road to reach the peak of Mount Tai, uncovering treasures such as temples, rock inscriptions, and carvings along the way. Nearly 7,200 steps make up this challenging route, though you can also walk just the first 5 km (3.1 mi) and then take either a bus or cable car to the peak. Experienced hikers can make the climb in just a few hours, but you may prefer to take your time and enjoy the scenery as you ascend. No need to set off with heavy backpacks as you will find the route lined with kiosks. Take a warm jacket if you plan on descending after sunset. To visit Taishan East Road on your trip to Tai'an, use our Tai'an itinerary builder.
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Reviews
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  • Nice experience. Bring sunscreen. The stone steps are steep and narrow. The top half of the hike is much harder than the lower half. Don't look at the scenery while moving. Be careful of the fellow cl...  more »
  • I been checking trip advisor and lonely planet tips but it all concludes that this is the best route up to the peak. Convenient with small shops on the way and in the peak with Cable Car Service up an...  more »
  • Was determine to climb the whole route but gave up after reaching half way... too steep and really challenging.  more »