• This trail is a long distance hiking trail and would take a fairly long period of time to complete. Therefore, hikers need to have extensive hiking experience, adequate gears and food, and sufficient physical strength to take on this trail.

  • The trail was built during the Japanese occupation era, several sections of the trail are ill maintained. It is especially so for the Eastern section; with so few hikers and so many typhoons, many of the suspension bridges built in the Japanese era are in disrepair. Use caution in crossing the difficult areas.

  • The eastern section of the trail after Dafen crosses into very moist and weedy areas. Poisenous snakes, leeches, hornets, and biting cat (Urtica thunbergiana)…etc. among other hazardous animals and plants are common. Use caution when entering the area.

  • Hiking this trail requires two permits. The first is an entry permit from the police department, and the second is a permit for entering the ecologically protected area, which can be obtained through the Yushan National Park HQ.

  • Transportation needs to be arranged from the Shanfeng Trailhead to Nanan Visitor Center. Walking is the other option.

  • Yushan National Park Authority has extablished the Nanan Visitor Center and the Nanan Police Unit to provide information and assistance in the Nanan area.