The route is a long-distance mountain hiking trail. The whole trip runs along the ridge of the Central Mountain Range and is above the elevation of 3,000 meters. It can get quite difficult and dangerous. Hikers need to have rich mountain hiking experience, proper equipment, skills, and physical capabilities to trek in this advanced-level route.
It is not easy to find water on the ridge, so hikers often have to bring their own water. There are mountain cabins along the way but the accommodation capacity is limited. Camping gear is required for an overnight stay at campgrounds, so it is best to travel with those who have experience dealing with the road condition and terrain and possess knowledge of water sources.
The route has several cliffs and is densely covered with Yushan canes and silver grass, so hikers must take extra precautions when passing by the areas.
Places in Dashuiku Mountain toward Dashuiku, Lulu Mountain toward Lulu Valley, Nanshuangtou Mountain and Sancha Mountain can easily develop fog and rain due to the weather changes associated with the terrain. The path of the trail is not as clear, so visitors must take extra precautions to avoid getting lost in the areas.
The distance toward Yun Peak is quite far, so it is recommended that hikers depart the area early and have a sufficient supply of food and water for emergencies.
The Lakuyin River can run wild at times. Hikers should face the incoming direction of water and take extra precautions when crossing the river.
The water quality of lakes along the route is poor, and the water should not be used as drinking water.
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Those who need the accommodation at the rescue cabin of Jiaming Lake or Xiangyang Cabin are required to submit their requests to the Forestry Bureau .
Information on the road condition of the trail is available for download in accordance with the policy of the Executive Yuan dated June 1, 2019. Hikers shall assess their own hiking experience, equipment, skill levels, physical condition, weather condition, and the risks associated with hiking and bear responsibility for their own safety. The condition of mountain trails is subject to the natural environment and may experience unexpected damage or service interruption. Hikers who enter safety issues shall not forcibly go through the risky areas to ensure their own personal safety and are welcomed to provide the relevant information on road conditions to benefit other hikers.