Taiwan is a small island, covered by mountains. No matter where you are in this country, there is usually a mountain to climb near by. Trails are generally well maintained and well marked, all level of hikers will find Taiwan a hikers paradise. Abundant in natural flora and fauna allow photographers to capture those once in a lifetime shots. You can enjoy the rugged wilderness of Taiwan along with excellent skyline views without the need for lengthy travel times or specialized equipment. On many trails throughout the island you can include hikes to waterfalls, river tracing and natural hot springs. Camping is affordable and easy, in one of the worlds safest environments.
Mountaineering is very popular in Taiwan; climbing all of the listed mountains over 3,000m on the island is a much sought-after objective for many Taiwanese; there are over 100 listed. The most popular peak is the 3,952m Mount Yushan or Mount Jade, the country’s highest summit. The mountain is made up of 11 separate rocky peaks offering numerous mountaineering challenges. The best time to climb Mount Yushan is from October to December, during the dry season; the upper slopes of the mountain are usually under deep snow from January until March. World class climbs on the second highest peak in Asia make Taiwan a must see destination for any who love high mountain hiking. Other high mountain hikes like Hehuan mountain can be done in a relatively easy way driving up close to the summit and hiking the remainder.
No matter where you are in this country, there is usually a mountain to climb near by