Pingxi Hiking Trail

Activity Wanlong MRT, Taipei, Taiwan Published on: 04-07-2016

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
First-time visit
Walking Van
Customer hotel
Off the beaten path
Day Trip
125.00 USD

Pingxi Hiking Trail is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids No
Good for senior Senior No
Good for couple Couple No
Good for solo Solo No
Good for group Group Good
Pingxi is a small village about 20km to the east of Taipei. It’s nestled in a particularly beautiful valley between two craggy mountain ridges. The town itself is worth a few minutes of exploring, and is the site of a very beautiful lantern festival every February, but the main attraction to us are the dozens of trails that crisscross those craggy mountains. This is one of our favorite places to hike around. The area could also be combined into an overnight trip by staying in nearby Jiufen and then heading to the beach, or anywhere else on the Northeast Coast for more hiking or coastal exploration.

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What to explore at Pingxi Hiking Trail?

Honestly, there are so many trails in this area that there almost isn’t a “Typical Itinerary”.   Trails begin close to the main village and range in difficulty and length.

One mountain called Xiaozishan actually radiates several trails from a center point.  The day can be spent hiking up a trail, back down to the same point, then up an adjacent trail again.  Several of those trails lead to higher points along the southern ridge and can easily be turned into a full, or half-day hike.

All around this area you can find needle-like peaks, dense areas of forest, exposed razor-like ridges and crystal clear streams to cool off in.  The mountains also harbor some interesting cultural attractions including abandoned mines and temples, Japanese era bridges and check points and even some caves with Taoist places of worship inside.

Addtional information


Day pack

Fleece (winter)

Sturdy hiking boots


Rain pants

Hiking poles (optional)

Toiletries and personal medicine

Wide brimmed hat

Warm hat


A change of clothes for the drive back


transport, accident insurance, permits, lunch, guiding and any permit and entry fees.


  1. Food
  2. Guide and safety
  3. Insurance

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5.0 days
567.12 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
28 places




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Pingxi Hiking Trail serves Private tour.

  • Private tour

    (3 - 3 participants.)

    125.00 USD

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