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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Arrive at elephant mountain station on the underground freshwater Xinyi line about 10 minutes. From station get lost a bit to the entrance on the South side apartment blocks. I walk towards you, walking many people, so I sort of understand. So I went to the night I'm views during the day. It night well worth climbing to be honest I am tired, but was really beautiful!! ︎ spot seems happy to come here especially from the prospect watch Taipei 101. Also I think if you go to Taipei, always want (^ ^)
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  • August 16, 2017
    Recently a real hiking trails in Taipei City-Kingsford Smith. Flowers and trees, natural born Phase between the rich, flat and slope 緩, walk up is not tiring. Very applicable insert the whole family young and old come together Chandler motion trail. Still far balcony view view of Taipei City. MTV alert.
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  • August 16, 2017
    From the Xiang Shan Metro Station, you need to walk for about 800m to the foothill of Elephant Mountain. Once you are there, follow the steps up to the summit. There are some benches for you to rest a...  more »
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  • July 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 16, 2017
    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!)
  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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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