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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  • Elephant mountain is just in the heart of Taipei. The view is awesome during sunset, you can really glimpse the beauty of Taipei 101. If you don't want to ride a taxi going there, you can ride there M...  more »
  • I think a nice ✨ or put a nice sweat in February temperatures are high, so I think. Can I then spied if it fine.
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  • The Czech Republic can be reached, one side of the movement to see the city of Taipei, the high point can also be seen in Taipei 101, about half a half-day can be completed, after the downhill to the letter of Business shopping mall shop, recommended.
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  • Definitely a must go when in Taipei. Best is to go about an hour before sunset. The hike is about 25 minutes. It can be crowded at the top as many people go for sunset. From the top you get a beautiful view of the city and the 101 tower. You also get to experience viewing the city going from day to night as all the buildings start to light up. At the top there is a drinking water fountain but best to still bring your own water for the way up and down. At the start of the trail there is also a small park where kids can play and there are public toilets.
  • Great place with great view of Taipei for free with a view overseeing Taipei, and also with the whole Taipei 101 in sight. Come during sunset period to view Taipei's transition from day to night. The night scene of Taipei will definitely give you an unforgettable memory. There are multiple viewing platforms at different heights, and they are often crowded with people trying to take pictures and time lapse videos of the transition. So come early to grab a great spot at the viewing gallery. Or else you will be taking photos and videos of people's head instead. Prepare to hike up steep stairways, and having swamp of mosquitoes flying around you. Having said that, the time taken to hike to the higher viewing platform doesn't take long. Recommended to apply mosquito repellent before hand.
  • The trail was steep which is good cause u get to go high up with less time needed. Do not stop at the place with 3 large boulder but go further and take a left when the path diverges, in my opinion the view is greater. I would give 6 stars because an extra star for slimming down my girlfriend. (By boyfriend)
  • It will test your fitness, stamina and legs. A nice steep trek with view becoming better and better. I had the view at night with clouds floating around. It was raining and 20 C but still I was sweating. The view from top is worth every step taken. In fact the view from here is far better than the closed view from Taipei 101 89F. Maybe the view is awesome at 91F but it was closed because of bad weather. There is a temple at the foot one of the exit and also a nice park with restrooms.
  • A very crowded trail popular with tourists. Offers a great view of Taipei 101 and the cityscape. Should check the sunset timing before going if you want to catch a great view. Proper sports attire and shoes recommended - better wear long pants as there are many flies.

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