Qixingshan Trail

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Despite being the highest peak in Yangminshan, 𝗠𝘁. 𝗤𝗶𝘅𝗶𝗻𝗴 (𝘴𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘴) is a relatively easy hike that anyone can tackle. The mountain owes its name to its seven peaks, the result of time eroding the ancient volcanic crater that once crowned the top. The trailhead can be easily accessed by the Lengshuikeng Visitor Centre, which will first skirt 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗟𝗮𝗸𝗲 before starting the ascent proper. The path will take you through woodland staircases, bamboo corridors and grassy trails. Take your time to get personal with the local wildlife of bamboo partridges, iridescent lizards and huge butterflies. Once you summit the East Peak and then the Main Peak (approx. 1100m) you will be rewarded by sweeping 360 degrees vistas over Taipei and the surrounding mountain range. At this point it's up to you if you want to loop back to Lensuikeng through 𝗤𝗶𝘅𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸 or make the full round trip that will take you all the way past 𝗭𝗵𝘂𝘇𝗶𝗵𝘂. 𝗙𝘂𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝘁. Mt. Qixingn is the highest (dormant) volcano in Taiwan. 𝗙𝘂𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝘁. Talking of biodiversity, the densely forested southern slope of Mt. Qixing is said to be inhabited by a spectrum of critters with the most interesting names: weevils, assassin bugs, darkling beetles and blister beetles, just to name a few. Now, who wants to hike that side of the mountain? 🕐 4 ~ 5 hours

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Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112

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