Note: -> Car → On foot *108 shuttle bus stops near these locations.
*Yangmingshan bus station ->*Headquarters Visitor Center->*Erziping→ Mt. Caigongkeng →Datun Nature Park→*Erziping->*Yangmingshan bus station
Route distance: Take the 108 shuttle bus at the Yangmingshan bus station or Headquarters Visitor Center and get off at Erziping. Walk along Bailaka Highway for about 150 meters and begin your ascent on the trail from the Mt. Caigongkeng trailhead on the right. Descend from the left. Continue and pass Datun Nature Park. The trail will intersect with the Erziping Trail at the front left trail.Turn left to return to Erziping; the entire journey is about 2.2 km.
Duration: About 90 minutes.
Detailed description: The Mt. Caigongkeng trail is a hiking trail with a gradient of 30 to 45 degrees. One half of the trail is a steep climb and the other a sharp descent. The part of the trail that goes through Datun Nature Park is the uphill portion. Erziping trail is a gentle trail consisting of gravel paths or disabled-accessible cement trails.
Sights along the way:There is a unique reverse compass stone (Fanjingshi) at the top of Mt. Caigongkeng. From this vantage point one can see the mist slowly rising from the ocean and wafting into the mountains. Datun Nature Park is a quiet and tranquil place which features a glistening pond with a lovely wooden bridge. It is filled with diverse plant and animal life.
Note: Northeasterly winds bring plenty of moisture and rain during September and May. Roads and trails may be wet. Please wear anti-slip shoes.