Skip To Main Content

Yushan National ParkLogo

Menu
玉山群峰線

Recreation type

Yushan National Park

Yushan National Park

Yushan National Park was established on April 10, 1985. Covering an area of over 100,000 hectares, the park stretches over four administrative regions of Nantou, Chiayi, Kaohsiung, and Hualien. The whole is centered on the Jade Mountain range and extends to part of the southern section of the Central Mountain range. The park area has many mountain peaks, including 30 out of the top 100 Peaks of Taiwan, such as Yushan, Xiuguluan, Mabolasi, Dafenjian, Xinkang, Guan and others, and is a subtropical alpine national park.

The high mountain scenery is everywhere in the park. The forests on both sides of the roads have a rich diversity of plants that demonstrate the beauty of different colors as the seasons change. There are mammals, birds, and butterflies in the forest ecosystem and a variety of fish in the mountain streams, filling nature with life.

The establishment of national parks mainly focuses on three goals, resource preservation, education and recreation, and research. In response to the different characteristics of resources available in the park and transportation of the geographic location, the park offers two types of activities to visitors: recreational hiking and mountain climbing.

General recreation and hiking activities that are exempt from application for admission
General recreation and hiking activities that are exempt from application for admission

   

Travel by car or public transportation for sightseeing, hiking on trails, photography, and other recreational activities. The following areas do not require applications for admission into the mountains or the park.

  • Tataka Recreation Area in the northwestern part of the park: New Central Cross-Island Highway, Tataka Recreation Area and nearby attractions, Tataka visitor center, Paiyun visitor center.
  • Dongpu trailhead in the northwestern part of the park: Dongpu trailhead to Yunlong Waterfall (at 3.9K).
  • The southern part of the park: Southern Cross-Island Highway, Meishan trailhead, Meishan visitor center, Bunun Culture Exhibition Center, Tianchi Recreational Area, and Zongzhiguan Trail.
  • The eastern part of the park: Nanan tribe to Walami Trail trailhead (Provincial Highway 30), Nanan visitor center, Walami Trail (Shanfeng trailhead) to Jiaxin.
Mountain climbing activities that require mountain permits or park permits to enter to the ecological preservation area
Mountain climbing activities that require mountain permits or park permits to enter to the ecological preservation area

    

Mountain climbing gears are required for entering Yushan National Park Ecological Protection Area to engage in hiking on intermediate and high-difficulty trails, such as Yushan peaks, South Section 2 of Central Mountain Range, Batongguan Traversing Trail, Mabolasi Hiking Route, Southern Cross-island Highway 3 Mountains and Guan Mountain Hiking Route, Xinkang mountain hiking route, and entry permits for the Ecological Protection Area are required.