The route is a long-distance mountaineering trail which takes a long time to complete. Hikers need to have plenty of mountain hiking experience, sufficient equipment, skills, and physical capabilities to take on the challenge of this advanced-level route.
02This route was built in the early days with fewer users. There have been numerous typhoons hitting the area in the past, so it is recommended that hikers take extra precautions when crossing suspension bridges and plank bridges. Some sections require crossing streams on foot, so extra precautions must be taken to avoid weather changes and on river-crossing skills. There have been landslides in several spots along the trail, making the move on the trail even more difficult.
03The eastern section of the trail after Dafen is located in a wet area, and there are plenty of weeds and bushes, leeches, venomous snakes, hornets, and stinging nettles, so hikers must be extra careful when trekking in the area.
04Relevant information must be prepared and submitted to the Yushan National Park Headquarters to apply for entry permits before entering the ecological protection area (except for the trailhead on the eastern section and Jiaxin), and visitors must also apply for mountain entry permits with the police agency.
The Yushan National Park Headquarters has established Nan-an Visitor Center in Nan-an region to provide information on recreation and accommodation.
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.