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Taichung Tourism


Xintian Hiking Trail

Xintian Hiking Trail



Tanzi District

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Route highlights

Starting Point:Xintian Hiking Trail entrance Ending Point:Juxing Mountain

Xintian Hiking Trail is 2.9 kilometers in length at an elevation between 279 and 500 meters. It starts at Xintian Hiking Trail Parking Lot. After reaching the endpoint of the Juxing Mountain triangulation point, visitors can follow the circular hiking trail back to the parking lot. The 1063-step wooden stairway, eagle-watching platform, and lookout platforms are ideal places to enjoy the scenery along the way, attracting a lot of residents from Tanzi and Fengyuan for outings here.

The well-known 1063-step wooden stairway is built along the hillside. The continuous upward slope challenges the physical strength of visitors.

Watching the vast sky and clouds from the eagle-watching platform with endless undulating mountains ahead, visitors have their sweat blown away and the fatique relieved.

Pre-trip preparation

It is recommended to bring drinking water in personal bottles.

Visitors are recommended to wear footwear, clothing, and hats suitable for hiking.

There are mosquitoes and other insects in the mountains. It is recommended to wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and pants. Apply insect repellent as needed.

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Magnificent mountain views, suitable for photo taking and social media check-ins. This is a challenging trail with steep upward and downward slopes for experienced hikers. There are many lookouts and pavilions along the way, with great views around, where visitors can have tea, chat, and relax.





Vistor tips

The well-known 1063-step wooden stairway challenge visitors’ physical strength and resilience.

The wishing pond, eagle-watching platform, and lookout platforms are places to enjoy the scenery along the way.

Intense broad-leaved forests of Acacia trees, blackboard trees, bamboos, etc. are along the way to give fresh air that that makes the hiking even more pleasant.


Please take away the garbage you produced along the trail.

Do not feed or disturb wild animals.

Do not build a fire, barbecue, or use gas stoves in the mountains.

To avoid bee stinging, please do not make noise or disturb the bees when you see them. Hikers are advised not to wear perfume or clothes in bright colors. The rule of thumb is, always keeping distance from the bees.

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