Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area
Product Number TWY0210009TW
Join Parkbus Taiwan for an amazing day out in Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, a stunning natural area about 2.5 hours south of Taipei in Yilan County.
There is no direct public transportation available from Taipei to Taipingshan National Forest. This is a difficult destination to get to without your own car. Parkbus Taiwan will offer direct, reservable and same-day return bus service from Taipei.
There are several trails within Taipingshan National Forest and they vary in length and difficulty. From the Taipinshan Villa, guests can hike along the famous Jiancing Historic Trail (2.5km return) with old remnants of forest train tracks and trestle bridges. This trail is flat and easy, but can get busy later in the day. Another trail accessible from the Taipingshan Villa is the Taiwan Hemlock Tree Trail (2km one-way). This out and back trail gently climbs the mountain side in a beautiful temperate rainforest. One of the main attractions in Taipingshan National Forest is the famous and iconic Bong Bong Train. Originally used to transport timber throughout the region, this heritage train now offers visitors a unique perspective of a bygone-era! Perched along a mountain’s edge, whether sunny or foggy, this train is a fantastic experience for all. It also opens up another 2km or so of trails on the far side of the train ride.
Being part of the National Forest system, many sections of the trails in Taipingshan National Forest are well-maintained and are suitable for all types of hikers from beginner to novice and advanced, depending on how far (and where) one wishes to hike. The trails vary in length, difficulty and accessibility providing visitors of all skill levels something to explore.