Walks listed with the most recent at the top. There might be some overlap between easy and moderate hikes.
WANGYOU VALLEY TRAIL ( 望幽谷步道)
Located on just south of Keelung, the scenic Wangyou Valley Trail is one of the best-known walks on Taiwan’s northeast coast.
MOUNT GONGZILIAO and GONGZILIAO FORT (槓子寮山/槓子寮砲臺)
The hills around Keelung are home to numerous old defensive structures left over from various periods in Taiwan’s history. The remains found here at Gongziliao Fort are the most extensive and well preserved out there.
TAIPEI SKYLINE TRAIL: SECTION 5A
This section of the Taipei Skyline Trail takes you close to the coast as you explore some of the sights of Keelung.
TAIPEI SKYLINE TRAIL SECTION 4 (Short Version)
The highlight of this section of the Taipei Skyline Trail is unquestionably the exceedingly cool temple cave close to Mount Hongdan. That aside, it involves some pleasant wandering over less-travelled paths, and passes plenty of historic spots.
XIANDONGHU SHAN and YUEMEI CAVE (仙洞湖山/月眉洞)
You can find all sorts of oddities tucked into the hills of Taiwan, and Keelung’s unique brand of oddity seems to be caves with temples in them. This walk includes one such cave temple, as well as a scrappy climb to a peak with distant views of Taipei 101.
MALING PEAK (瑪陵尖)
While the hills south of Keelung River are well known for their wealth of hiking trails, the peaks to the north are far less developed. This walk to Maling Peak is a short scramble through some of the area’s less frequently traversed trails.
NUANDONG VALLEY LOOP (暖東峽谷O型)
This short and sweet loop in Keelung’s overlooked Nuannuan District makes a great half day exploration. The trail tracks through quiet woodland and boasts beautiful views of water-sculpted rocks, as well as a couple of stream crossings and a photogenic land god temple thrown in for good measure.
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