Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), Taipei

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Enjoy panoramic views or take amazing photographs of the city from Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail). The mountain offers a clear view of the landmark skyscraper Taipei 101, along with the district's urban zone. To reach the summit, you'll have to hike up the mountain on foot, so prepare by wearing good walking shoes. The site contains restrooms and facilities where you can relax, refresh yourself, and regain your energy. At the park's trail entrance, you can also rent a bike to reach your points of interest faster. Arrange to visit Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail) and other attractions in Taipei using our Taipei visit planning app .
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  • Some stairs until you are at the very top. Neel there again the warm weather and high humidity and you sweat a lot. Once biven pravhtig view on the 101.
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  • The sun is very large but not very hot in autumn. Not rush time to come to the forest bath, along the way to meet many unusual insects, such as welcome away from the road I climbed the rock can also browse the scenery of Taipei, 101 is worthy of Taipei's goal, the day of the 101 is also very strong.
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  • we went up the trail when it was 40´C and felt like we were dying from the heat and all those stairs! but the view of the city and Taipei 101 is really worth it  more »
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  • Would highly recommend this hike for those who want a great view of Taipei 101 and Taipei City. I would suggest wearing proper sports gear due to the steep stairwells (I saw some tourists in fancy heels and dresses...) There are some great views from the various platforms. I'd recommend the one that is just past the first seated rest area, it's a 3 minute walk from there and it isn't officially on the map, looks like it has been written on in markers as the fireworks viewing platform. A kind local pointed it out to us recommending we go there as it gets the closest unobstructed view of the Taipei 101.
  • Mesmerizing view despite the rain. Though it was scary to trek up alone, the voices and footsteps along the way kept me moving! I'm a female solo traveller and no worries about it being unsafe. There are pockets of tourists/ locals moving up the trek along the way. Keep a lookout for a muddy footpath on the left as u move further up from the second view spot as the view is much better. Good luck, breathe in the cool air and enjoy the view. 😏 (I did the trek in my humble slippers so having no shoes should not be an excuse!)
  • Nice little hiking path, about 1.5 km, vertical climb. Take water with you, there are few great city view viewpoints. Try to go in early morning to get a good view of sunrise.
  • Skip Taipei 101 and Come here before dawn and grab a spot at the top to capture beautiful pictures of Taipei's skyline. If you pay to go up Taipei 101 your pictures of the skyline will be missing the iconic Taipei 101 building and will look like any other city.
  • More like a nature walk than a hike. This is a set of stairs that goes straight up the mountain. This path also connects to more trails that make up the 4 beasts trails system. Good for a 45 minute walk or a 4 hour walk. Very easy to get to from the Elephant Mountain MRT stop on the red mrt line.

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