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Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area

Nantou CountyRecreational Areas

Taiwan's mountains are attracting the attention of hikers from all over the world for their height, which rivals the Alps and the Rocky Mountains, and their beautiful alpine scenery. While some of the highest peaks require considerable time and effort to reach, there is one place on the island that gives an instant overview of what Taiwan's mountains have to offer. Mt. Hehuan, despite its altitude of more than 3,000 meters, has a road that goes right across it, making access very convenient. It is the best place to see snow in the tropics, and escape from the summer heat. In as little as one day, you can travel the highest road in East Asia, and take the many hiking paths that lead off the main road. These are usually short and always safe. Mt. Hehuan, Taiwan's "tourist mountain," rivals the island's other high peaks in scenery and atmosphere, yet it is easily reachable by car or on foot. Accommodation is offered at Hohuan Cottage. At the same time, it is the starting point for one of Taiwan's most challenging and exciting treks, Chilai Ridge, a two-day "ultimate experience" that involves negotiating a knife-edge ridge with many dizzying pinnacles. Although the road scares away many of the birds and animals for which Taiwan is known, a short walk along the trails leading off the main road, particularly those in the direction of Chilai, will reveal their presence."

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(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)

** The Central Cross-Island Highway (Guguan to Deji Section) is currently closed for repairs.

By Car:
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Changhua System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 3 → Wufeng System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 6 → Puli → Prov. Hwy 14 → Prov. Hwy 14A


Take the THSR to Taichung Station and transfer to the bus or train.

From Kuo-kuang Bus Taipei West Station take the bus to Puli, continue by Nantou Bus (torward Cuifeng) to Cuifeng.

Take a train to Taichung Railway Station, continue by Nantou Bus(torward Puli) to Puli, and then transfer to Nantou Bus (torward Cuifeng) to Cuifeng.

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Last update time: 2021-03-26
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