If you love to hike, you can count yourself fortunate because because there are lots of places where you can go hiking in Taipei. Taipei has a number of low elevation mountains and hills where you can take short day trip hikes. The different trails offer varying degrees of difficulty. If you want more adventure, you can take the more difficult trails. If you just want to enjoy a bit of nature, you can take the easier trails. The following are some places where you can go hiking in the city.
Taipei has a group of mountains called The Four Beasts. These are the Elephant, Leopard, Tiger, and Lion mountains found in Xinyi District. If you want to hike through all four mountains, you can follow the trails that connect The Four Beasts. However, if you wish to take on just one trail, the best choice would be Elephant Mountain. This is the most popular among the four because it gives the best views of Taipei. [Read more…]