Difficulty – 2 (out of 5) Duration – Full day
The Caoling Historic Trail is the only surviving section of this Qing Dynasty Road that once connected Yilan and Danshui. It’s a beautiful hike with some fantastic views of the north-east coastline.
Along the way we pass by several points of historical interest, the most important being the largest stone inscription in Taiwan which translates as “Boldy Quell the Violent Mists” and was carved by the regional commander, Liu Ming-deng when he encountered adverse weather on his way to Yilan.
The trail runs from Dali to Fulong and can be done in either direction, but if starting in Dali then a visit to Fulong Beach (recommended) after completing the hike can be arranged too.