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Shihmen Mountain Trail(石門山步道)

Traveler rating:4 21 Reviews

Updated:2018-11-06

Posted Date:2016-12-02

Popularity:1106

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City dwellers from concrete jungles are increasingly seeking for adventures in the mountains. Shihmenshan (also named Xiaozhukungshan) locates on the west bank of Shihmen Dam. Standing 551 meters above sea level, it is one of the 100 peaks in Taiwan which overlooks Shihmen Dam, Longtan and Daxi. You might be able to see Taipei 101 from Shihmenshan! There are two major trails for you to break out of your comfort zone with eye-opening views!
The north end of Shihmen Mountain  Trail is accessible through the archway on Minchi Road. The beginning section of the trail footpath is earthy. Street vendors selling hiking sticks, small eats and mountain produces gather on holidays. The inclination of the footpath is mild, allowing hikers to save energy for the upcoming challenge while appreciating the greeneries comprise of tung trees, acacia confusa and ferns. The 400-meter long “Slope for the hero” is a steep uphill with a 200-meter grade difference. It is so physically challenging that hikers would need to pull ropes. Another trail is the Jinchun Footpath which is much easier to conquer. The excitement triggered by the spectacular view of the dam at mountain peak is the best cure for fatigue. After some proper rest, you can continue uphill to the 535-meter Taipingshan. A communication tower is established at the peak. Conquering two peaks in one day is definitely satisfying!
Guanyinxiang Footpath next to Shihmenshan Labor Recreation Center is yet another option. Artistic statues and dinosaur models are placed on both sides of the level asphalt path. What an interesting and eye-catching comparison. Follow the gradually ascending stone steps uphill for about 400 meters to an observation deck, you will see the 8-meter high Guanyin Statue that quietly watches passing travelers. Continue to proceed to Paradise Platform, it is where the “slope for the hero” footpath meets with the Guanyinxiang footpath. Many hikers set the triangulation point as target to enjoy an unlimited field of view. You can also follow signs to the south-end of the Shihmen Mountain Trail on Provincial Highway No.3 B. 

Information

Opening Hours Open 24 hours
Charge Free

Facilities

  • Viewing Deck
  • Bus Station
  • Parking Lot
  • Hiking Trail

Remind

Tung blossom season is from April to May.

Traffic

Choose a transportation method based on your departure location.

Parking

■Street parking
■Free parking at Longtan Shihmen Recreation Center

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler rating:4.0 21 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 1 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 1 Average
  4. 12 Very good
  5. 7 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 9 Families
  2. 5 Couples
  3. 2 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 3 Friends
  • James C

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Badly managed

    Traveler rating:1 2018-01

    It is a mountain trek that , created by locals, and words spread all over ,and becoming a frequent mountain trek for families over the weekend, the beginning of the trek is sadly very badly over developed with markets, food stalls and shops...really sadly over developed ! The rest of the trek can be steep, treks are not properly managed and may well be just dirt trek, overall its a safe and reasonable scenic trek. The trek can be interesting during spring with flowers blooming and autumn when maple leaf are red, but the beginning of the trek, seeing the overdevelopment is a little bit sad
  • yaodajee

    台灣桃園

    Traveler type:

    家庭式

    郊山步道悠閒遊

    Traveler rating:4 2018-11

    石門山登山步道屬人氣很旺的一條登山道,緊鄰石門水庫旁,石門山標高僅5百公尺左右,攀登難度低,算是一條老少咸宜的登山道,有一段路還可飽覽石門水庫的庫區,逢假日登山口旁也有市集,販售許多農特產與小吃
  • Julietttkao

    台灣桃園

    Traveler type:

    伴侶旅行

    這麼矮又這麼美的山,就在石門水庫旁!

    Traveler rating:5 2017-12

    每一次來都帶三隻寶貝, 所以志在踏青, 今天和爸爸兩個人自己來, 風景可美了, 還可以自己挑步道喔! 很推情侶ㄧ起來爬山, 如果孩子年紀夠大也可以來喔! 小小孩不建議, 他們會喊累, 然後就上不去了!
  • zsy54

    Traveler type:

    家庭式

    家庭旅遊

    Traveler rating:5 2017-07

    離家很近的地方,是很舒適的休憩地點,可以運動、吹風、散步,很適合培養與家人相處,景觀視野也不錯,是好回憶。
  • Road804835

    Traveler type:

    單獨旅遊

    夏初步道走

    Traveler rating:4 2018-05

    石門山在石門水庫旁,有休閒步道,附近有土雞城,活魚餐廳,適合安排半日的行程,爬爬山流流汗,再吃ㄧ下活魚,有興緻也可以逛逛水庫,假日有攤商,一曰遊不錯選擇

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