According to GEO, participants will meet at 8 AM at Fude Elementary School on the day of the event. They will sign up for separate groups, and each group will embark on the tour at their respective time slot. The starting point of the trail is located next to the plaque inscribed with “Sishou Mountain Citizen Forest” at Songshan Cihui Temple.
There are 2 trails from here: the right trail leads upwards along Hushan Creek, bordered on one side with a dredged streamway adopting environmentally friendly engineering techniques; on the other side, there is an entire section of retaining wall consisting of stone slabs. The well-shaded trail passes by citizen organic gardens and the Four Beasts Plaza.
A number of temples and shrines are situated along the hiking trail as well. From the wooden path leading past Zhenguangchan Temple, travelers will arrive at a small shrine dedicated to the Goddess Quanyin after climbing some stairs. Further along the trail, they will notice gigantic trees with trunks that can only be surrounded by 5 or 6 adults holding hands near Sanqing Temple. They will also see Zhenshan Temple, a scenic wooden bridge, an observation platform for a good view of Taipei 101, a valley with endemic plants, and after which they return to the starting point.
Tour participants need to follow pandemic prevention protocals such as wearing face masks, take temperature, and complete contact-tracing registration when they turn up at the meeting point for the tour.
For pandemic prevention purposes, participants will be divided into 6 separate groups, with a maximum of 50 participants per group. Each group, made up of 15 to 20 people, will leave the starting point at 20-minute intervals. Registration begins on August 6 on a first-come-first-served basis.
For more information, please visit the Chinese website of Taiwan Natural Trail Society or the website of GEO . Details are also available by calling the organization (TEL:02-2302-5265).