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  • Water Curtain (Shui Lian Dong)
  • The valley near the Baiyang Trail
  • Tunnel
  • Baiyang Trail
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The entrance of the Baiyang Trail is located about 300 meters from Tianxiang on the Central Cross-Island Highway. Near Wen Mountain (Wenshan), hikers will come upon the tunnel that is the beginning of the Baiyang Trail. Along the trail there are six tunnels of different lengths that provide a certain frisson as groups feel their way through the semi-darkness. The longer tunnels have solar-powered lights. This trail is particularly popular with locals, for it has an atmosphere of mystery and romance. A turn in the trail at the end of the third tunnel offers an excellent view of Tacijili River, and at the end of the sixth tunnel the truly spectacular goal of the trail, Baiyang Waterfall, comes into view. The water roars as it plunges into the deep pool that it has worn in the rock. The Baiyang Suspension Bridge offers spectacular views of the waterfall and the river valley. A seventh tunnel leads to a cave behind the falls; because of the danger of falling rocks, this area is closed to the public. Although this trail is not physically challenging, additional clothing may be necessary to ward off chilly air in the vicinity of the Baiyang Waterfall and back takes approximately 1.5 hours.

Travel Information

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

Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su-ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 → Prov. Hwy 8
**The Central Cross-Island Highway (Guguan to Deji Section) is currently closed for repairs.

  1. Take TRA to Hualien Station or Xincheng Station, transfer Taroko Route 310 to Tianxiang stop, and walk for 15 minutes.
  2. Take TRA to Hualien Station, transfer Hualien Bus to Tianxiang stop, and walk for 15 minutes.
  3. Take TRA to Xincheng Station, transfer Hualien County Bus 302 to Tianxiang stop, and walk for 15 minutes.

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Last update time: 2021-08-31
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