Taichung: Hiking in Dakeng Scenic Area

IMG_1392Dakeng is an area of steep hills and mountains on the eastern side of Taichung which consists of ten different hiking trails!  If you’re looking to get out of the city and immerse yourself in nature this is a great place to go to, but make sure your legs are ready for some steep climbing!  Depending on which trail you choose, the level of difficulty will vary and at times can be a bit dangerous; with large gaps in between the log staircases you’ll need to be careful while using the handrails/ropes to support yourself.

The starting points for all ten trails can be found on Google Maps, but if you rely on the bus it can take up to two hours or more to get to most of the trails from T Life Hostel!  It is best if you have a car or scooter to get to the Dakeng Scenic Area 🙂

The pictures below are from trails #2 and #5.IMG_1366IMG_1369IMG_1374IMG_1375IMG_1376IMG_1378IMG_1379IMG_1380IMG_1384IMG_1385IMG_1389IMG_1387IMG_1391

Written by Stephen Lam –> Slammington.blog

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