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Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreational Area(東眼山森林遊樂區)

Traveler rating:4.5 3 Reviews

Updated:2019-01-14

Posted Date:2015-12-25

Popularity: 2402

Saturday: 07:00 – 17:00
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Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreational Area is situated in Taoyuan City's Fuxing District, at the foot of the Snow Mountain range. If one looks at the mountain from Amupin in Taoyuan, its shape is like a reclining maiden gazing wide-eyed towards the east, hence the name "Dongyan Mountain" (east eye mountain). The entire recreational area spans an area of almost 1,000 hectares, which includes the spectacular view of a 300-hectare cedar forest. The highest point in the park is the 1,212-meter "Dongyan Mountain". From the peak of the mountain visitors can see the breathtaking view of all nearby mountain ranges, Taoyuan, Sanxia, and the Tamsui River; it is also a good location to enjoy the night lights in Taoyuan.

The two main features of Dongyan Mountain are the "cedar forest" and "sea of clouds". Due to its elevation at around 1,000 meters, during the early years, the area was used as a cedar plantation; therefore the cedar forest became the most prominent scenery in the park. The several hundred hectares of thick and verdant forest has formed a dense cover which makes an ideal habitat for a wide variety of amphibians, making Dongyan Mountain a good destination for parents to take their children and for environmental education classes. The terrain varies widely within the mountain region, misty clouds often form above the forest in the afternoons, and this is the time when Dongyan Mountain is most beautiful. If you are lucky, you might even see a rainbow coming out from the eyes of the maiden.
Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreational Area has various forest trails with a total length of 16Km; it includes the "self-guided hiking trail" which climbs up the 1,212-meter main peak of Dongyan Mountain; the "knowledge trail" which focuses its displays on the plantation culture and logging industry; the "parent and child peaks trail" with one large and one small peak, looking like a mother leading a child located at the end of the plantation road; four "fossil forest trail" which display fossil and remains from over thirty million years ago. Each of these trails offers different sceneries, habitats, and forest landscapes, allowing visitors to learn more about the mountain through different perspectives.

The best way to experience the essence of Dongyan Mountain is to go for a walk on the self-guided trail, the trail and its various side paths have a total distance of 4Km. If you go from here to the triangulation point of the Dongyan Mountain's main peak, the total distance is around 1.6Km. The Forestry Bureau provides free map guides, or you can simply follow the sign posts along the trail. Along the trail, many information guide posts offering a wealth of information and pictures have been installed. Walk along the railroad tie-paved trail and reach the top, the full trip to the peak only takes about 60 minutes. There is a wide variety of plant and animal life to see along the way so that
you can mesmerize yourself in the beauty of mother nature and bathe in a spa of phytoncides. Once you arrive at the 1,212-meter peak at the end of the trail, you will experience another set of breathtaking views. From the viewing platform, clouds float by with the breeze while you admire the magnificent emerald tapestry of the mountain ranges.
The "Knowledge Trail" is situated behind the restaurant and meanders in-between the dense forest and crossing streams; its main attractions are the displays of forestry culture and machinery. Here, you can bathe in the scents of the forest while experiencing the area's rich history and culture.
 

Information

TEL 03-3821506
FAX 03-3873532
Opening Hours Sunday: 07:00 – 17:00
Monday: 08:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: 08:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 08:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 08:00 – 17:00
Friday: 08:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 07:00 – 17:00
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Facilities

  • Visitor Center
  • Introductory Lecture
  • Viewing Deck
  • Toilet
  • Parking Lot
  • Shop
  • Hiking Trail

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TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler rating:4.5 3 Reviews Write a Review

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  2. 4 Couples
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  • Taiwanese

    Taoyuan, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Fabulous! If you drive!

    Traveler rating:5 2015-11

    I've been there several times! Great, peaceful place to hike around. But I'm speaking this as a local person who can drive. Just bring your water and light food. You may enjoy the whole forest half of the day. It's a pity that no really convenient for a foreign visitor to come, unless you drive, or bike as a professional rider! One of the most relax route here is stepping to the highest point within 1.5 hrs. You'll be able to observe Taipei 101 far away if you're lucky to go in a clear sunny weather!
  • joannasung66

    台灣桃園

    Traveler type:

    伴侶旅行

    登高望遠風景秀麗國家公園的水準

    Traveler rating:4 2019-12

    位於復興鄉山上,桃園市民可以打點折,兩人一部車收250元,林像很美麗、高木參天,沐浴在森林浴裡享受芬多精空氣非常清新,剛好到楓木季尾,但還是有些正黃正紅的楓樹落葉🍂繽紛也很美麗。之前已爬過1212公尺的三角點,太累了,昨天去走稍微平緩的親子峰,但也很硬的行程,約要爬40分鐘,很多上坡路段爬到氣喘噓噓,手機步數到達上萬步,爬樓梯樓層到達60樓。但風景很美!非常享受森林的美麗!很值得來!
  • CindyJhang

    台灣

    Traveler type:

    好友出遊

    杉林環繞森林非常舒服^^

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    東眼山一日遊,來山上呼吸新鮮空氣很是舒服,沿途多為高長衫林環繞,走在平緩不難走的步道,非常舒適,森林樹蔭下涼爽不熱,園區維護得很好,這樣收費很合理,門票每人100元,若停車,停車位100元,廁所有廁紙也很乾淨,萊爾富買完點心飲品後,大約11點到達東眼山,車停停車場後開始走自導式步道到三角點,登高望遠,回程到森林知性步道,過遊客中心,走景觀步道回停車場開車。有餐廳賣些熱食,建議自帶飯糰點心可在山中途中休息用餐聊天。從11點開始,爬完加休息約近下午四點啟程回家。另有一路線親子峰步道未爬,下次會在回訪,還有個往東滿健行步道較硬的有機會再來征服。 東眼山,位於台灣新北市三峽區、桃園市復興區交界處,海拔1,212公尺,有三等三角點6261號,為台灣小百岳之一。因山的形狀很像朝東邊看的大眼睛而得名。
  • CLAREWU899

    身心舒暢步道行程

    Traveler rating:5 2019-06

    東眼山國家森林遊樂區是北部早期的林場,位於桃園復興鄉,東眼山海拔1212公尺,是台灣小百岳之一。園區內有自導式、景觀、知性、東滿健行四大步道,輕鬆自在~
  • lucy_amy40425

    Traveler type:

    家族

    園内レストランの再入札中ですので、山に登る人たちは自分で食事を用意するように勧めています。観光客センターに浄水器があります。絶対に台湾北部の夏の避暑のいいところです。三角点に登って遠くを眺めることができます。天気がいい時、101ビルを見る機

    Traveler rating:4 2019-03

    園内レストランの再入札中ですので、山に登る人たちは自分で食事を用意するように勧めています。観光客センターに浄水器があります。絶対に台湾北部の夏の避暑のいいところです。三角点に登って遠くを眺めることができます。天気がいい時、101ビルを見る機会があります。

1-3 Reviews

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