Difficulty – 1 to 3 (out of 5) Duration – Half day to full day
Yangmingshan is the closest national park to Taipei and it just takes 30 minutes or so to get there by car. There’s a huge variety of hikes to do and sights to see. You’ll find everything from flat paved paths to remote waterfalls and long dormant volcanic craters. The volcanic nature of Yangmingshan also means there are a number of wild hot springs as well lots of hot spring hotels to soak weary legs after a hard hike.
The highest peak in the park is Qixingshan and as there are very few trees on the peak, it has exceptionally good views. To the west of Qixingshan is Qingtiangang, an easy hike with great views and the odd wild water buffalo. For those after a hike that is more off the beaten path there’s the Alibang Waterfall that is located in a more remote corner of the YMS National Park.
There’s no typical itinerary for Yangmingshan. Just let us know what you’re into and how difficult you’d like it to be and we’ll put together a trip.