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Trail level and regulations

Located in the alpine region of central Taiwan, Yushan National Park covers a vast area of over 103,000 hectares. The park's steep terrain consists of mostly alpines and river valleys surrounded by tall mountains and forests, making it an alpine national park.

Hiking is one of the recreational activities at Yushan National Park. Since it is a challenging outdoor activity, hiking requires comprehensive preparations in advance. In order to embark on a safe, knowledgeable hiking journey in the national park, hikers must be equipped with the necessary gear and food supply, techniques, survival skills, and fitness training.
Hiking trail classification system
Depending on the national park management system, hiking trail landscape resources, difficulty/danger level, accommodation status, as well as the gear and fitness required, Yushan National Park's hiking trails are divided into:
Advanced hiking trail

Advanced hiking trail

5 routes including Mt. Jade Hiking Route, S. Sec. 2 of Central Mountains Hiking Route, Mabolasi Hiking Route, Batongguan Traversing Trail, and the Xinkang Mountain Hiking Route.

Intermediate hiking trail

Intermediate hiking trail

5 routes including Yushan Main Peak Route, Southern Cross-island Highway 3 Mountains Route, Guan Mountain Hiking Route, Yunlong Waterfall to Batongguan Route, and Jiaxin to Walami Route.

General hiking trail

General hiking trail

Dongpu to Yunlong Waterfall, Shanfeng to Jiaxin Route, Tianchi to Zhongzhiguan Route, as well as trails in Tataka, Meishan, and Tianchi recreation areas.

Management principle
Advanced hiking trail

Advanced hiking trail

The trails in this class are located mainly in core alpine regions of the park above an elevation of 3,000m, where the natural ecology is vulnerable. Due to the park's steep terrain and high altitude, although a hiking trail is available, hikers must be equipped with adequate mountaineering gear, physical fitness, endurance, and a wealth of mountaineering-related knowledge. Hence, there are fewer regular hikers here. Trail management focuses on preserving the natural landscape and creating a challenging recreational experience. The trail's scale, capacity, and recreational facilities should be kept to a minimum, providing only essential safety and rescue facilities and the maintenance thereof.

Intermediate hiking trail

Intermediate hiking trail

The trails in this class are located in the core buffer zone of the park, adjacent to the nearby recreational area, while the trail system is more comprehensive and approachable. There are relatively more hikers here, and the Yushan Main Peak Route is also a popular choice among domestic and overseas hikers. The maintenance of this class of trails should be considered a secondary objective with emphasis on the scale, capacity, recreational experience, safety facilities, as well as the management and maintenance of the trail.

General hiking trail

General hiking trail

The class of trails is located along public roads and edges of recreational areas, offering more transport convenience and therefore has the highest tourist density. Without affecting environmental resources, in an effort to elevate recreational quality, safety, and environmental education, their maintenance should be considered as a priority. This is to ensure the provision of comprehensive guided tours, recreational facilities, activities, as well as maintenance and management.

Hiking route