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Xiucai Hiking Trail(秀才登山步道)

Traveler rating:5 4 Reviews

Updated:2018-11-05

Posted Date:2016-11-03

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If you want to be on the top to enjoy the scenery, be close to the mountain, or take your kids to a special hiking tour, you can start off with Yangmei’s Xiucai Hiking Trail! Drive on Yangmei Xiucai Road, then turn left upon seeing China Motor. Go straight towards Tiande Temple and you’ll see the wooden arch at the trail entrance. When you walk into the scaffolding green tunnel, 4 km long green tour thus begins! First, you’ll warm up with the "Stairway to Heaven Yangmei," a total of 497 steps. While climbing up the slope, don’t just focus on the stone steps in the front, the rich ecology beside you is even more eye-catching! You’ll get to see not only colorful wild peonies, the towering camphor trees that demonstrate exuberant vitality, the flying lycaenidae, sasakia and Neptis nata lutatia butterflies, but also rhinoceros beetles, stag beetles and up to 50 species of birds. Sometimes, the crested serpent eagles, the besra sparrow hawks and other protected animals appear unexpectedly, making the entire forest an amazing ecological classroom.  

After climbing the Ladder to Heaven, you’ll see the even tea plantation that follows the mountain edge line, and that is the Xiucai Bike Path. Standing on the top of Taiping Mountain (only 300 meters above sea level) and being embraced by the mountain wind, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the entire Yangmei City, Xinpu City and Freeway No. 1. On sunny days, you can even overlook the Guanyin coastline. The boundless scenery releases your mind and also takes away the lethargy of climbing the stairs. Keep heading towards the tea plantation and another spectacular view will be unfolded in front of your eyes. Under the blue sky, the layers of tea trees are smooth and beautiful, as if arranged in the perfect measurement of the vector curves. If you visit here during the flowering season, you’ll see cherry blossoms in spring or snowy silvergrass in fall or winter. Then, have a U-turn here and follow the same path to descend. This beginner’s hiking tour thus comes to a perfect closure. 

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  • Hiking Trail

Remind

 There are few tree shades on the trail. Sunscreen lotion and mosquito repellent are highly recommended.
 The stone steps are steep and the surfaces are slippery. Please wear shoes with a high degree of slip resistance.

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  • chinghsuan

    台灣桃園

    Traveler type:

    好友出遊

    很不錯的地方

    Traveler rating:5 2019-03

    登山步道適合天氣好時踏踏青,周圍都是步道且有樹蔭。是出遊很好的選擇,也可以自行帶點小零食小點心上去野餐。
  • chinghsuan

    台灣桃園

    超不錯的地方

    Traveler rating:5 2018-11

    沒想到楊梅有這麼漂亮的芒草山!!!望過去全是一片芒草好漂亮(再也不用跑台北) 很適合家庭、好友踏青郊遊。
  • Dino H

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    單獨旅遊

    平易的登山步道

    Traveler rating:5 2017-09

    對於剛接觸登山步道的旅客, 這邊是很基礎的開頭, 夏天可以清楚看見市景, 很適合全家大小一起共同健行, 期待秋天的芒草景象。
  • williamwang0765

    台灣台北

    Traveler type:

    單獨旅遊

    整片芒草超漂亮

    Traveler rating:4 2016-12

    可以走登山步道登山,路程蠻短的,也可以腳踏車/騎車/開車上山,可以看俯瞰整個楊梅區風景,此次上山剛好整片芒草超漂亮的,可以來觀賞蠻漂亮低

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