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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

Lane 150, Songren Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
09063359497
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  • Average5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lane 150, Songren Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
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09063359497
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"xiangshan station"
in 77 reviews
"taipei city"
in 139 reviews
"bring water"
in 63 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 42 reviews
"easy hike"
in 36 reviews
"steep steps"
in 27 reviews
"great hike"
in 39 reviews
"short hike"
in 32 reviews
"nice view"
in 90 reviews
"insect repellent"
in 16 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 24 reviews
"follow the signs"
in 30 reviews
"sunset view"
in 17 reviews
"city lights"
in 27 reviews
"nice walk"
in 27 reviews
"great view of taipei"
in 44 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little hike on to see the view of Taipei. I would go later in the evening where it is a lot cooler and I would recommend that you walk past the 'rocks' outlook point view where lots of people stop there...More

1  Thank Riki-oh L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views over Taipei from this vantage point are, in my opinion, a must experience if it's your first time in Taipei and it's much cheaper than Taipei101 :) It's a hard climb mostly because it's almost entirely stairs but you get to the top...More

2  Thank Nix_Geo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to capture Taipei 101 "in its own light", come during the evening such that you will be able to see it lighted up against a amazing sunset backdrop. (see photos as proof). Good for sporty people/hikers. There were stairs, stairs and more...More

Thank iamjiaqi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard bloody yakka! Some of the inclines are very full-on, including the first 1km. Plus - it's 100% slate and concrete: literally for the 10km running we did there was not an inch of gravel or packed earth. A tough day @ the office for...More

Thank Michaeltbennett
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was hoping that climbing the stairs ends, but it's okay, I had a better view of Taipei from that, and it's for free! Just don't forget to bring water, and pay attention to the signages going to the Elephant Mountain. If I am not...More

Thank ZenithWanderer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was vacillating about climbing Elephant Mountain since some reviews said it was easy, others said it was horrific. I'm a 52 year old woman who works out regularly, but does not have the energy of a 20 or 30-something. Fear not, I made it...More

1  Thank yalibrarian
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of stairs, but definitely worth the view! If youre hiking in the summer, like I did, make sure to bring lots of water!

Thank Teagan H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this one! My friends told me that there are not that many stairs but the lied!! hahaha There are a lot of stairs so it is not smart to start the walk up the stairs with a full speed! You really need to...More

Thank PetraPlitvice
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there at night around 730pm. The trail head was easy to find as they were many well posted signs that show us the way. And many people going the same way as us even at that night. This appears to be a popular...More

Thank occasional_traveler2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We crossed out to this place by our car that ride over a big ship that can hold like 20 cars . Its nice many places like shops restaurant .old town that i really enjoyed to see . I do recomend to visit

Thank Madlen B
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Maggie R
8 July 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
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Travel-adventure21
30 June 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
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