Private Taipei Yangmingshan Half-Day Hiking Tour

  • Operation DayMonday to Sunday
  • DepartureMorning
  • DurationHalf Day
  • Pick-up Time08:30
  • Vehicle Type20-seater mini bus or 9-seater mini van (according to the number of participants)
  • Meeting PointHotel or metro station in downtown Taipei City
  • Drop-off PointHotel or metro station in downtown Taipei City


  • Explore the geological wonders of Tatun Volcano Group by hiking your preferred trail in Yangmingshan National Park
  • A guided tour with experienced and reliable private tour guide to ensure you are safe and have the best experience in your trip
  • Chill or challenge yourself with one of the three levels of hiking trail: easy, moderate and challenging
  • A chance to conquer Taiwan's highest dormant volcano­—Qixing Mountain
  • Take a break from the city life and blend yourself into nature in the world’s first Urban Quiet Park


Tired of the busy, dusty and noisy city? This private Yangmingshan hiking tour is a great option for those who need a break from their busy schedule, or those who love to enjoy nature.

Just 7 miles away from downtown Taipei City, Yangmingshan National Park is the 3rd national park in Taiwan that covers a wide area of volcanic geological features; the famous Beitou Hot Spring is also nearby. Yangmingshan has a wide elevation range from 200 to 1,120 meters with beautiful landscapes alongside different trails. The highest summit of the mountain is approximately 1,120 meters above sea level, where you can enjoy a sweeping view of Taipei Basin when you reach the top of the mountain.

Therefore, Yangmingshan is a great choice for business travelers who need a break from their endless meeting, or people who love to enjoy nature and want to take a break from the busy city life.

  • 08:30

    Meet your guide at hotel lobby and depart to Yangmingshan National Park

    Before you travel, you can choose a level of difficulty for your hiking tour. You can choose the Easy Level with the shortest distance to chill and relax on Eziping Trail, or choose the Moderate Level with a longer and steeper trail to sweat a little on Mt. Ding–Mt. Shiti Trail, and maybe choose the Challenging Level to challenge yourself on Mt. Qixing Trail and get on the highest peak of the mountain. All levels are available for hiking alone or a private group of your friends or family.

    On the day of the tour, meet your tour guide at the hotel lobby, then depart to Yangmingshan National Park. Remember to prepare your belongings for the journey according to the level you choose to be able to enjoy the hiking as best as possible. You don’t have to worry about anything because your professional tour guide will always be with you and support you as much as possible to ensure you have the best experience in your trip.

  • 09:30

    Start hiking along your chosen route

    Based on your chosen level, your trip will start and end at different locations in Yangmingshan National Park.

    Challenging Level: Mt. Qixing Trail (1.5-2 hours)

    This is the most challenging level you can choose from the three trails, which you have the chance to conquer the highest mountain in Taipei—Mt. Qixing. The 4km route starts from Xiaoyoukeng Recreation Area and up to Mt. Qixing. You can enjoy a sweeping view from the mountain top when you reach the main peak of Mt. Qixing. After the challenging section, coming up with a gentle road, and the journey will end at Menghuan Lake, where you can get some rest and relax in the beautiful scenery around the lake.

    Yangmingshan National Park Qixing Mountain Main Peak Yangmingshan National Park Siaoyoukeng Recreation Area

    Moderate Level: Mt. Ding– Shiti Trail (2-2.5 hours)

    Starting from Fengguikou, one of the hottest cycling spots in Taipei. But you are not here for cycling. In this level, you will experience a higher and 6 km-long trail with a variety of landscapes and vegetation, such as black forest, mountain ridge and grassland. From Fengguikou to Mt. Ding–Mt. Shiti is a beautiful and leisurely terrain in the eastern part of Yangmingshan National Park. The journey will finish at Qingtiangang Recreation Area, where you can see vast grassy hills and the naturally breed buffaloes.

    Yangmingshan National Park Qingtiangang Yangmingshan National Park Mt. Shiti Grassland

    Easy Level: Erziping Trail (1-1.5 hours)

    This easy level will enable you to enjoy a relaxing walk of 3.6 km around Erziping. Paved and shaded, this trail is accessible for people of all ages, and stroller and wheelchair friendly, too. Mt. Miantian and a constructed wetland can be observed along the trail. If you are visiting during the butterfly season, you will have a chance to see many species of butterflies flitting through the trail.

    Yangmingshan National Park Erziping Yangmingshan National Park Erziping

  • 12:30

    Return to your hotel

    After your hiking trip in Yangmingshan National Park, nothing better a good rest after the tour end! Your tour guide will escort you back to your hotel, so you can rest and gain back your energy, and get ready for your next journey in Taiwan.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local general liabilities insurance
  • Food and beverage
  • Gratuities
Important Notice
  1. Tour commentary will be provided in English (other languages can be quoted on request).
  2. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. The sequence and time of stay of tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  4. If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, in this case, we will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by email or SMS.
  5. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  6. This tour may involve challenging hike (based on the level you choose), please evaluate your physical condition before you book this tour.
  7. There is no rest area/convenient along the route, please make sure that you bring enough water and food supplies beforehand.
  8. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.
  9. Ensure you carry enough cash with you to cover your expenses for meals, beverages, souvenirs, tips, etc. Convenience stores and most of the eateries in Taiwan don't accept credit cards as a form of payment.
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