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.
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.
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.