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Lala Mountain Giant Trees (拉拉山巨木群)

Traveler rating:4.5 89 Reviews

Updated:2020-09-15

Popularity: 14.2k

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The one and only in northern Taiwan: 75 hectares of thousand-year-old giant tree forest

Nature therapy in Taiwan red cypresses and Taiwan cypresses. Let the phytoncide cleanse your body and soul.

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The trail between giant trees 17, 23, 24 is not open to public yet.
 

Time is the greatest sculptor. At the giant trees of Lala Mountain Scenic Area, you only need to look up to appreciate the greatness in what time has achieved over thousands of years. Lala Mountain Giant Trees are located at the junction of Fuxing District of Taoyuan and Wulai District of New Taipei City. At the altitude of 1,500 to 2,130m, all the trees are aged 500 to 2,800 years. It is a giant tree conservation zone comparable to Alishan. Visitors can follow the circular trail to see all the giant trees close-up. In the conservation zone, only giant tree no. 9 is Taiwan cypress. The rest are Taiwan red cypress.


Walk on the gravel road for about 700m from the Lala Mountain Ecology Center parking lot, you will see the 1400-year-old, 41m-tall giant tree No. 1. With a circumference of 9.8m, it takes 5 adult hand-in-hand to wrap around it. Its greatness standing the test of time is also achieved by time. After the first greet-and-meet, you will look forward to the next encounter. Continuing on the trail, you will see giant trees No. 2 and No. 3 standing tall on a slope with great strength and beauty. Next to giant tree No. 4 there is some space for you to take a break next to the flowing creek water and birds singing to recover from the exhaustion from hiking. After the break, turn right and take the stairs up to visit the trees in order. If you turn left here and go to the end of the path, you will reach the oldest giant tree No. 5, with a natural tree hole at the bottom. Standing in front of a 2,800-year-old tree will surely humble you.


As the shades of the giant trees block the sunlight, it is cool in the mountains. Continue on to No. 9 “mother and son” trees, the rare Taiwan cypresses. The first generation (mother) tree has died while the second generation (son) tree continues to thrive in this primary forest and is now 440 years old. The trail goes downward from here on. Giant tree No. 18 near Daguan Pavilion is two connected thousand-year-old trees. With a circumference of 19.2m, it is the largest giant tree in the area. Lala Mountain Conservation Area has rich forestry as well as more than 60 species of birds and other rare species including the Formosan serow, Reeves's muntjacs, and Swinhoe's frog. You can look for them during your hike. It will be extra fun.

Information

TEL 03-3912142
Opening Hours 06:00-17:00
Charge Free admission

Facilities

  • Visitor Center
  • Viewing Deck
  • Toilet
  • Parking Lot
  • Hiking Trail

Remind

■ Camping and cooking are prohibited in the area
■ Dogs, cats, and other mammals are prohibited from entering the area
■ The trail is 6km long

Traffic

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Parking

There is a parking lot.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler rating:4.5 89 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 1 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 5 Average
  4. 26 Very good
  5. 55 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 33 Families
  2. 19 Couples
  3. 6 Solo
  4. 4 Business
  5. 18 Friends
  • CHUNG KAI S

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Educational, nature and healthy

    Traveler rating:4 2018-06

    There are a number of scenic routes and walks with this nature reserve. There are farms, walking trails, cafe and restaurants. Moreover there are quite a number of bed and breakfast or family hostels within the area. You can book a bed and breakfast and spend 3 to 4 days and drive and walk around the nature reserve
  • Stephanie C

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Fresh

    Traveler rating:5 2016-11

    Worth visiting even though we only managed to view 4 gigantic trees as a section of the walk was closed to visitors because of the typhoon a few months back. Air was very fresh and the walk was easy. Such magnificent views of the matured trees and fresh air. Not many visitors as it was not the peak time to go which was fine.
  • spritches

    singapore

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Sacred forest of Lala Shan

    Traveler rating:5 2016-11

    Cool, crisp mountain air. Grand old ancient trees, some of them are centuries old standing dead trees, hence the name sacred trees. Waterfalls. Easy trail for walking. Saw a group of seniors hiking their way here. There's a small visitor information centre here. However, due to typhoon destruction, inner part of the forest is currently not accessible to the public.
  • NeoET

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Nice and relaxing environment

    Traveler rating:4 2016-03

    Nice and relaxing environment with views of river, mountain and the big trees. A recommended getaway from the busy and hectic city centre. A great place to look at Sakura trees too.
  • ddtboy31943

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    beautiful mountain in taiwan

    Traveler rating:5 2016-01

    well,it is real attractive place that u may see different views in the four seasons that especlly features the fresh peach you guys can try,it is very sweet

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