Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), Taipei

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4.6/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail) by using our Taipei tour planner.
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  • This site has an amazing view of the city and is very worthwhile. For anyone who's not used to walk is a little tiring but worth it. take water.
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  • 象山自然步道是台北市知名的大眾登山路線。身處在高樓大廈林立的台北市,能藉由象山擁抱大自然,是一件多麼幸福的事呀!而且象山步道就在台北101附近,搭乘捷運到象山站,依循指標,就可到達登山口,非常的方便。除了登山健行之外,其實象山也是一個賞夜景的好地方,台北101一枝獨秀,佇立在燈光璀璨的夜空,美景往往教人捨不得離開,建議可在下午時分爬象山,到晚上回程看夜景。 
  • 要拍照的走右手边的步道,会有两个观景台。上山还是很累的,而且花蚊子特别多,全身被叮满了包,天气晴朗可以去,下雨天就不要去,会什么都看不见。 
  • Must go place in Taipei for one of the best views of the capital! The location is a couple of minutes from Xiangshan MRT station. Bear in mind there's about 600 steps to the top, with some steep steps and uneven pavement. There are a couple of different benches when hiking but I will advise you to take a bottle of water and anti mosquitos balm.
  • Get ready to sweat. This place is higher than you think. With about 400 stairs I was dead once I arrived at the top but the view was worth it. With a half-way stop to let you catch your breath it is definitely doable but go early in the morning when it's not that humid yet.
  • Do not underestimate the amount of steps that are on this trail. Be prepared to climb the most amount of steps you have ever encountered in your life! Bring plenty of water especially during the day. There are restroom facilities about 2/3 up the mountain. Don't forget to bring the camera! The spectacular view of the city is absolutely worth the arduous effort in making the climb.
  • Saw the sunset. Easy hike since there are only steps, but take it slow since it's steep. Lovely view. Definitely worth it!!
  • Great short hiking trip in Taipei. Excellent city view. Must not miss. This is as good as hiking trail in CA, OR and WA
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