Escape the hoards of tourists taking selfies at that most famous of Taipei's scenic views by exploring beyond elephant mountain. This easy route takes you higher to muzhi mountain and 95 peak, all the while offering great vantage points and lots of hidden shrines to discover.
XIAOCUKENG ANCIENT TRAIL TO SHIMEN HILL (小粗坑古道/石門山)
A moderate afternoon hike up an old cattle path with a minor peak at the top.
XIHU TO DA LUN WEI HILL (西湖往大崙尾山)
A pick-your-own-ending style ramble around the hills north of Neihu.
SCHOLARS’ HIKING TRAIL LOOP (秀才登山步道)
Short and simple walk with views over Taoyuan's Yangmei District.
CUEI LAKE AND NEIGOU SHAN TRAIL (翠湖/內溝山步道)
Fun scramble through a hidden valley just to the east of Taipei.
PAOZILUN HIKING TRAIL AND SILONG WATERFALL (炮子崙步道/四龍瀑布)
A chance to test your navigation skills as you wander through hillside farmland.
RESEVOIR LOOP IN TAOYUAN (桃園大圳)
Short, easy-access walk around a reservoir for days when you're not up for climbing a mountain.