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

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Saturday: 07:00 – 17:00
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.


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
Official Site Official Site


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


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  • Taiwanese

    Taoyuan, Taiwan

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    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!
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    Traveler rating:5 2020-02

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    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

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    Traveler rating:4 2019-12

  • CindyJhang


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    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。

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