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Hutoushan Park is located in the suburbs of Taoyuan on Section 3, Chenggong Road near Nankan River. Every day local residents come to the park to do their morning exercise. On holidays it can become very busy. People from Guishan, Bade, Zhongli, Taoyuan, and Luzhu all come here to hike. The originally 15-hectare park has been expanded to a 720-hectare scenic area, including the two recreational area of Hutoushan and Fengshukeng and three hiking trails systems, making Hutoushan an important urban park in northern Taiwan.The three hiking trail systems include the front-mountain trail (including the all-age-friendly trail and the circular trail) of Hutoushan Park, and the back-mountain trail of Hutoushan Park, and Taoyuan Country Road 11.
Hutoushan Park is at a vantage point close to the city center of Taoyuan, adding greenness to the city and therefore is named the “back garden of Taoyuan.” There are many walking trails in the park, labeled with different colors. Besides the common footpath in the park, there are also seven other trails including a scenic trail, cherry blossom trail, forest trail, sun pavilion trail, plum garden trail, eco guided tour trail, and a Martyr’s Shrine trail. Together they present the complete beauty of Hutoushan to the visitors. In addition, in the front-mountain there is also the all-age-friendly trail that was built with an elevation method to preserve the natural habitat of animals and plants as well as offer a more comfortable hiking environment for the hikers.
The back-mountain hiking trail system begins from Chenggong Road in Taoyuan to Taoyuan Country Road 11, Guishan tree nursery road, Zhongkeng Street, Guangfeng Road, Provincial Highway 1, and back to the starting point. The Taoyuan Country Road 11 system, as part of the rejuvenation project of the old Taoyuan-Linkou railway, includes Huling Breeze Trail that connects to Hutoushan Park and Martyr’s Shrine by accessible ramps; as well as Sanyuan Trail and Shuibiantou Trail that connects to Hutoushan Eco Park.
Monday: Open 24 hours a day
Tuesday: Open 24 hours a day
Wednesday: Open 24 hours a day
Thursday: Open 24 hours a day
Friday: Open 24 hours a day
Saturday: Open 24 hours a day
- Visitor Center
- Introductory Lecture
- Viewing Deck
- Bus Station
- Parking Lot
- Hiking Trail
■There are mosquitos and bugs in the mountains. Long-sleeved shirts and pants of breathable fabric are recommended.
■There are more visitors to the park during holidays. Public transportation is recommended.
Alluring ViewsCome here with friends to see all the views. Long trails but enjoyable with temples and other arts and statues. When you reached the higher level you will see a dragon fountain and some statues. It also offer a view of Taoyuan City since the park is in the higher level. Very clean park. Kudos!
Normal parkGoogled kids activities in Taoyuan and this park came out as one of top ten kids' attraction on a Taiwanese website. Turns out it's an average park with slides and swings. Played soap bubbles and ate ice cream. Simple fun. Understand it's a huge park but it's too hot to venture uphill. No taxi. Had to call uber.
Don't go at night, nice viewsWe went there in the early evening, and due to it being the year end winter season previously, we couldn't see much of the park. There are very few number of overhead lights so if possible it's better to go there earlier in the day. Nice hiking trail though, you can go there for a leisure walk and enjoy the views. Pretty windy on the top of the hill.
Nice park, beautiful temples.This is an opportunity to see how locals spend their Saturday. A lot of people are doing a lot of different things - hiking, kids playing at the playground, groups of people exercise (or dance) in the park. Temples are very beautiful. A number of great viewpoints.
Worth a visitThis was a beautiful park. Full of great trails. None really too daunting. Of course a couple of trails seemed randomly roped off for construction with no clear way around.
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