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Taichung Tourism


Dakeng Trail No. 2

Dakeng Trail No. 2



Beitun District

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Starting Point:Liankeng Alley Ending Point:Dakeng Trail No. 5

Dakeng Trail No. 2 is 1.2 kilometers in length, at an elevation between 478 and 695 meters. It starts at Trail No. 2 entrance, and the end connects to Dakeng Trail No. 5. There are two steep slopes of 60 to 80 degrees on the route. The narrow wooden walkway winds along the ridge of the mountain. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of Touke Mountain Range here. It is also a popular place for social media check-ins and photo taking.

Visitors enjoy a broad view and soft breeze along the trail. There are several lookout points.

The Hero Slope, the steepest section composed of two wooden walkways, offers spectacular scenery surrounded by mountains. This is a major attraction of Dakeng Trail No. 2. Hikers should hold tight to the ropes and move up the wooden ladders carefully. This is a physical test for the hikers, but is welcomed by those who like challenges.

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.

On the steep slope, grip-enhancing gloves are needed to hold on tight to the rails.

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Highlight category

This is a challenging trail with steep upward and downward slopes for experienced hikers. Magnificent mountain views, suitable for photo taking and social media check-ins.





Vistor tips

Steep slopes are great for experienced hikers who like to challenge themselves.

On the route, you can look out over Taichung City to enjoy a wide view and beautiful scenery.

Rich nature is preserved around the trail, making it an excellent location for observing and learning about animals and plants.


Turning around and taking the same way back is necessary. Please consider your fitness level to estimate the time required for a round-trip hike. Dakeng Trails No. 1 to 5, and No. 5-1 are not recommended for the elderly and people with high blood pressure.

The slope gradient varies on the route. Larger gaps can be found between some wooden stairs. Please tread carefully. Children and the elderly are advised against this route.

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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