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Mabolasi Crossing Trail

Important Notes


This route is an advanced-level trail and rated as one of the four major obstacle courses of 100 Peaks of Taiwan by the hiking community.


The section between Mabolasi Mountain and Mabu Valley has sharp ridges, steep cliffs, and frequent falling rocks. The trip is quite dangerous and the use of hiking ropes is a must. The section can only be passed with the collaboration between companions on the trip, and extra precautions must be made at all times. 


The supply of water sources is not as stable in the ridge section (Baiyang Gold Mine to Taiping Valley), especially in the dry season. It is best to load up on water at Baiyang Gold Mine just in case of an emergency.


The trip from Mabolasi Mountain to Jyupen Mountain has a drop of elevation of almost 700 meters. The distance is long, and those who would like to make a round-trip the same day should start their day as early as possible.


The area before Mabu Valley, Taiping Valley Zhongping (Yuli) Forest Trail have overgrown Yushan canes and silver grass. Hikers should take extra precautions not to get lost in the area.


It is recommended that four-wheel drive off-road vehicles are used to carry hikers to the 19 K spot of Zhongping (Yuli) Forest Trail. Hikers have to arrange their own transportation in advance.


Yulin Bridge has been damaged. The stream can only be crossed on foot. The stream is deep and there are huge boulders, so extra precautions must be taken when crossing the stream.


Zhongping Forest Trail has been abandoned for years. It is now densely covered with overgrown weeds and bushes and there are numerous landslide spots. Take extra precautions when walking on the slippery and bumpy trails and beware of leeches and venomous snakes. It is under the jurisdiction of Yuli Branch of Hualien Forest Administrative Office under the Forestry Bureau (03-8885450).


Relevant information must be prepared and submitted to the Yushan National Park Headquarters to apply for entry permits before entering the ecological protection area, and visitors must also apply for mountain entry permits with the police agency.


For entry permits application, please visit it.


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.