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Taichung Tourism


Dakeng Trail No. 5-1

Dakeng Trail No. 5-1



Beitun District、Xinshe District

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Route highlights

Starting Point:Xietou Alley Ending Point:Heisong Pavilion of Dakeng Trail No. 5

As a branch of Dakeng Trail No. 5, Dakeng Trail No. 5-1 is 1.6 kilometers in length. It starts at Trail No. 5-1 entrance and the ending point is Heisong Pavilion. The elevation is between 595 and 810 meters. Along the way, there are the Chengzhong Pavilion on Erke Mountain and the 90th anniversary monument of Taichung City.

On the route, you can look out over the Xinshe area with a great view and relaxation.

Erke Mountain Elevation Plate, which is also the monument for the 90th anniversary of the founding of Taichung City, is a popular photo spot.

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

Overlooking Xinshe area, the trail gives magnificent views of colorful flowers displayed in the flower season.

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.

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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