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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lane 150, Songren Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
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All reviewsxiangshan stationbring watertaipei cityworth the climbeasy hikesteep stepsgreat hikeshort hikenice viewinsect repellentworth the effortfollow the signssunset viewcity lightsnice walkgreat view of taipeiwatch the sunset
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The sun goes down quite early in Taiwan and with some avidity to carry out the leg exercise and rejuvenated energy at hand after a good Japanese meal,we took the MRT at Xinyi's Station and headed for Taipei City's Elephant Mountain.Also known as the Nanyang...More

Thank jeremiah0713
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An enjoyable walk with breathtaking views on the way. Take your time to climb the steps & go at your own pace. An average level of fitness is required to do this activity, especially on a hot day.

Thank lufc1998
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The hike up the mountain isn’t very far but it is very steep. There were many elderly people taking the hike with pit stops along the side benches, as well as a few dogs. A few viewing points at the top that lets you see...More

1  Thank jayydawgz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My experience was similar to most of the reviews. When you reach your 1st fork go left. Vegetation is more intense, climb is less challenging and you have more spots to rest and view some shrines. Enjoy.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place to see if you are not scared of height and healthy,love the fresh air from the wind

Thank presoccerlink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to locate. Just a few minutes walk from the station. The steps were steep but the view was amazing. A good exercise in between all the snacking. There were some photo spots up there where you can pose with 101 if the weather is...More

Thank 2505happybubble
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’d prefer to visit this site than go onto the observatory at Taipei 101. The view is amazing here. Go here around 5:30pm to see the city when there’s still sun, and when it goes dark. Bring an extra shirt though.

Thank peraterjeremy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very good not so high mountain hiking close to Taipei City Metropolitan area, with moderate energy to climb. And actually it is so convenient and easy to access this mountain from Taipei MRT Station, Elephant Mountain. The best thing for foreign tourists is...More

Thank lhenrychow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with many landmarks it is actually more exciting to view them, than the view from them! So I took the well signposted hike to Elephant Mountain before sunset. Lovely! Bring some Mozzyrepellent. Quite a few nice food options nearby the start and also a...More

Thank 202Countries
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It took me about 40minutes to get to the top if you walk slowly, the view from up there is great. It is steps all the way up but there are stops along the way if you need

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August 18, 2018|
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Response from yalibrarian | Reviewed this property |
As long as they can climb steep stairs without a rail, and they don't mind sweating.
Maggie R
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Shubhro M | Reviewed this property |
Yes true, that there are lots of mosquitoes and that ca be circumvented by liberally using mosquito repellent. Please also note that there are no lights can if you have good bright torches then it can give an excellent view... More
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Florrie_Travels | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your fitness level. My friends and I did it within 2.5-3 hours at a good pace with breaks in the heat, but we could have gone faster or slower. I think we were faster than the average speed though as we passed... More