Mt. Huangzui Ecological Protected Area
The Mt. Huangzui Ecological Protected Area, located on the east side of Yangmingshan National Park, covers about 640 hectares of land and encompasses the area from the ridges of Mt. Huangzui and Mt. Dajianhou to the middle of the mountains. The area remains fairly natural and unspoiled.
The area has an intact conical volcanic landscape, including Mt. Huangzui, Mt. Dajianhou, and Mt. Huangzui’s crater lake.
This ecological Protected area features a rich abundance of natural resources, including a total of forty-three different types of birds, such as the Taiwanese blue magpie, the crested serpent eagle, swifts, the plumbeous water redstart, and the Taiwanese whistling thrush, among others. There are fourteen species of mammals, including the Chinese lesser civet, Formosan barking deer, Formosan ferret-badger, etc. Nine kinds of amphibians, seventeen reptiles, four kinds of fish, and 223 insects, including seventy-nine pieces of butterflies, abound. As for plant life, some exotic plants include the East-Chinese Many-flowered May apple （Dysosma pleiantha）, Jasminanthes mucronata, Deutzia cordatula, Eriocaulon sexangulare, Ligularia japonica, etc.
Location and Access Routes
Routes open for entry into the Mt. Huangzui Ecological Protected Area:
Two entrances are available for nature-loving visitors to enter the Mt. Huangzui Ecological Protected Area: Qingtiangang and Lujueping.
- Qingtiangang→Mt. Huangzui （including Cuicui Valley） →Qingtiangang
- Lujueping→ Mt. Huangzui （including Cuicui Valley） →Lujueping
- Qingtiangang→Mt. Huangzui （including Cuicui Valley） →Lujueping
What you need to know before applying for entry:
Visitors wishing to enter the ecological protected area must apply three to thirty business days （not including holidays and weekends） before the desired date of entry through the Yangmingshan National Park Headquarters website：https://applyweb.ymsnp.gov.tw/
Rules and Regulations for the Mt. Huangzui Ecological Protected Area
- The online system will accept 60 applications on weekdays and 100 applications on weekends, with a limit of 12 people per group.
- There is no lighting in the mountain area at night. For your safety, it is recommended to leave the mountain trail before sunset.
- The leader of the applying group (who must be of legal age) should personally lead the team and be responsible for the safety of the members. The leader has the responsibility to supervise and guarantee compliance with the above regulations.
- The leader should put the application form into the designated mailbox located at the entrance of the Qingtiangang Trailhead or submit it online on the day of the hike.
- Minors must obtain parental consent. The elderly and those with limited mobility are not encouraged to apply for entry due to safety concerns. If they wish to enter, they must be accompanied by a caregiver and assume responsibility for their own safety.
Taiwanese Blue Magpie
Taiwanese Whistling Thrush