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Zhuilu Old Trail

Taroko Gorge, Hualien County, Taiwan
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Spectacular Hiking in Taroko Gorge: Zhuilu Old Trail
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“the cliff” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Taroko Gorge, Hualien County, Taiwan
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

務必借安全帽保護頭部。預約好入境。making reservation to enter the site. 我們下雨天也照樣爬上去,可惜有霧但非常值得一遊,要穿防滑的鞋子喔。 蠻陡峭的地形,雖然不用走很遠但陡峭就蠻費力的。

1  Thank Julianne105
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The trail was a little bit boring and tiring in the beginning but the view was really rewarding as you get higher! There was a stretch on the route where it was quite narrow and very close to the edge of the cliff but it...More

Thank migachan
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views, wonderful weather and challenging trail...giant spiders, noisy wild boars, funny tour guide...I will do it again next year😊

Thank deegle h
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely must do if you enjoy hiking and aren't too afraid of heights! The high up takes about 3-4 hours and is challenging but not bad if you take your time. And watch out for monkeys! We had the privilege of seeing a baby monkey...More

Thank TheBatChimp
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Good trail to walk with a group in the Taroko park. Not too difficult for all the family. Lovely views.

Thank menachemle
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The uphill hike was challenging, but manageable. The downhill hike was a bit difficult for me because of my lack of flexibility. The view of Taroko Gorge was amazing. It is a must-try if you are not afraid of height. We were in a private...More

2  Thank rtowstego
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely a must visit if you like to do some hiking into the hills area away from the highway. There is an admission fees of 200TWD to enter the Zhuilu old trail starting from March 2017 and the admission fees booth is bout 20mins ahead...More

4  Thank Chom L
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The Zhuilu old trail is definitely a hike that's worth planning for and doing if you have the fitness and time when you visit Taroko. As other reviewers have said, you have to apply for a park entry permit a week in advance on the...More

3  Thank Devila_C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Only the last 3km of this walk is open due to typhoon damage last year. The first km is straight stairs (I'm terrible at stairs and it was hot but I made it in my own time). The next km is 3/4 stairs mixed with...More

2  Thank Tam G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Zhuilu Old Trail is an awesome hike. Lots of spectacular view of the gorge. If you need help with the permit system, search for Keith Rebec's Zhuilu Old Trail guide on Google.

Thank Keith R
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Robert M
4 January 2017|
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Response from Holger v | Reviewed this property |
out and back for the first 3.1 km of the overall 10km hike.
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kitti S
20 September 2015|
Response from D B | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in April 2015 the trail was Not fully open you return to your starting point. The guard at the starting point keeps track of your departure and arrival. I
Stephanie H
28 February 2015|
Response from AbejaMaya2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi!! No need to have a guide and it is not mandatory. It is not as difficult as they, being the main issue the narrow path in a small part of the trail. it may be a problem for the ones who really suffer of serious... More