Note: -> Car → On foot *108 shuttle bus stops near these locations.
MRT Jiantan station →*Qingtiangang → The gate → Hanbing’s house → Xuyan Bridge → Shanghuang Creek parking lot
Route distance: Pass the gate, Hanbing’s house and Xuyan Bridge via the Qingtiangang to the Shanghuang Creek parking lot. Total distance is about 2.5 km.
Duration: About 150 minutes.
Detailed description: Flat road and slight slopes from the Qingtiangang to the gate; steep downhill slope from city gates to Xuyan Bridge; gentle slope from Xuyan Bridge to the Shanghuang Creek parking lot.
Sights along the way: "The wind across Yangmingshan, the rain at Zhuzihu, and the Jinbaoli Trail" is a traditional Taiwanese phrase describing the three most iconic sights of Yangmingshan.
Jinbaoli Trail was once an arterial road as well as a transport road used for transporting goods such as tea, sulfur, and fish. Along the trail one can find a Tudigong shrine (earth god), stone houses, stone stove, man-made drainage brook, stone bridge, and other curiosities, all relics of previous inhabitants of the land and reminders of earlier days.
Note: Northeasterly winds bring plenty of moisture and rain during September and May. Roads and Trails may be wet. Please wear anti-slip shoes.