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Qixing Mountain System: Old Tianmu Hiking Trail 七星山系-天母古道親山步道

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Introduction

Tianmu Historic Trail
The Tianmu Historic Trail meanders through the northwestern slope of Shilin’s Huagang area as well as the saddle to the south of Shamao Mountain. As the second half of the previous Yulu Historic Trail, the Tianmu Historic Trail comprises several footpaths that connect Huagang and Tianmu along a water main. These footpaths are perfect for a refreshing summer hike with the murmuring creek running through a pristine forest nearby. People who seek cool, tree-shaded trails may as well take the Cuifeng Trail and stop by Cuifeng Waterfall before reaching Houdong Industrial Road.

Once a major transportation corridor between Jinshan and Tianmu, the Tianmu Historic Trail has literally become an “old trail” since the inauguration of Yangde Blvd. and, in recent years, has been crowded with sightseers every weekend.

Ecological phenomena along the Tianmu Historic Trail
At an altitude of 300 to 120 meters, Tianmu Historic Trail features a broadleaf forest ecosystem typical of the low-altitude, subtropical Taiwan. Northeastern monsoons and the attendant gales, rainfall and low temperatures coming from the saddle of Datun Mountain helped to create a warm-temperate broadleaf forest along the trail on the windward hillside. The shady and humid valley on the leeward side, nevertheless, encourages the growth of tropical broadleaf trees and such tropical phenomena as the buttress roots, cauliflory, and Strangling plants. Although the trail is located only at 300 meters above sea level, it boasts a rarely-seen, compact ecosystem that simultaneously comprises broadleaf forests of tropical, subtropical and warm-temperate biomes.

◎Warning for hikers: When you reach a fork in the path leading downward toward Cuifeng Waterfall, do NOT feed the monkeys that frequently show up in groups because they may hurt you while fighting for food!
 

Information

Themes
Outing Locations Family Activities
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Address
Lane 12, Aifu 3rd Street, Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday open 24 hours
Monday open 24 hours
Tuesday open 24 hours
Wednesday open 24 hours
Thursday open 24 hours
Friday open 24 hours
Saturday open 24 hours

Reminders

1. Trail length: Hiking trail: approx. 2.6km, total: approx 3.75km
2. Altitude: 387m
3. Walking time: approx. 1 hr 34 min

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

Review

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  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 1 Average
  4. 12 Very good
  5. 10 Excellent

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  1. 6 Families
  2. 6 Couples
  3. 2 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 5 Friends
  • YVR-BTR-BRC

    San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Weekdays are great without the crowds

    2019-04

    The trail is a nice workout while canopied by trees and cooled with the rush of mountain streams and breezes. There are a few nice view points along the way, water fountains to refill your hydration pack / bottle, and if you head towards the university at the top of the trail you can find a lovely bakery for a treat.
  • MKJ082014

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    En familia

    Easy hike up steps with monkeys if you're lucky

    2018-09

    We love walking up the Tianmu Trail as it is an easy way to climb above Tianmu with a great view once you are on top. If you are lucky, you can see the Formosan Macaques and Magpies.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Take a stroll along the Tian Mu Trail

    2018-04

    Tian Mu is said to be Taipei's most prosperous neighbourhood. It once housed US military personnel, when Taiwan and the US were besties. It still houses the Taipei American School, the Taipei European School and Taipei Japanese School. The Tian Mu Trail leads to the Chinese Culture University. Some of Taiwan's shrinking number of allies have consulates in Tian Mu.. Along the trail, you will get some scenic views. You may see some monkeys, officially called Taiwan macaques. Leave them alone and they will leave you alone. Do not do anything foolish like attempting to feed them. You can either walk back down the trail again, or take the bus into Taipei. Be sure to take some water and and a snack. Take your phone, you can get some good pics along the way.
  • Pineconefish_Yan

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    A good walk to challenge one's stamina

    2017-01

    This hiking trail's official name is called "Old Tian Mu Hiking Trail" and in old days a major water pipe line ran along with it so it is also called Tian Mu Water Pile Road. One can step off #220 City Bus line and follow the sign to walk uphill. Along the trail there are many places to take break and the final stop is near the Chinese Culture University campus. After a short break one can take city bus back to Taipei. One should bring at least a bottle water for sweating would be the normal in walking through the trail. There are many side streets allow one to break away form the trail if one is too tired.
  • linglong818

    Xinbei, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    沿途無景又廁所髒又遠的步道

    2021-02

    水管路大大有名,很早就聽過了,只是我認為它應該是天母或士林市民健身專屬的步道,所以,一直沒有興緻造訪。另一方面也聽說登山口停車很難,要坐公車去,然後,從陽明山再坐公車下山,所以很難成行。這次趁春節剛結束期間,剛好有車位可停,就順道走走。登山口寫著是挑戰型步道,心想,這不是一般市民健身專屬嗎?有什麼好挑戰的。沒想到我這個白目的,從登山口起,還真的一路陡階梯,沒完沒了,確實難度有些高。還好階梯的寬度設計得好,一步一階剛剛好,否則真會鐵腿。但是,辛苦卻沒什麼回報的,一路上是稀落的古宅住家,還有一些濫墾的菜園,沿途除了伴隨出現的大水管之外,林相是雜亂的,也無法遠眺大台北景色。唉!真是一條討皮癢,廁所又遠又髒,又無法賞心悅目,達到休閒目的的步道。不過,直到爬過自在亭之後,後段到文化大學的平路就很不錯,路大又平又石子路,雖有叢樹遮擋,但沿途涼爽宜人,還能透過樹枝間隙欣賞台北景色。如果不想自討無趣的人,建議可以略過那無趣又艱難的階梯到,開車到八卦夜未眠附近停車,直接走平路這一段即可。大台北地區有無數步道,沒必要選這條走,我給它休閒愉悅指數3顆星79分評價。

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