How do I get to Zhuilu Old Road? Is public transport available?

Modifiers Date:2019-04-01   Released By:Taroko National Park Headquarters

The entrance of Zhuilu Old Road is opposite the Zhuilu Suspension Bridge, at the entrance of Yanzikou (Swallow Grotto): https://goo.gl/maps/eRZ2U7pv3n72

  1. For those who are driving: the entrance of Zhuilu Old Road is located at the 178.8 km marker on Provincial Highway 8. This is located about 20 minutes driving time westward of the Taroko National Park Visitor Center. Roadside parking is available at Jinheng Park inside the Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou) Trail, or near the Xipan (helmet checkout) Service Station.
  2. For those who are taking public transport: Buses #1126, #1133, #1133A, #1141 operated by Hualien Bus Company, and Bus #302 operated by Taroko Bus Company will stop at the entrance of Zhuilu Old Road (bus stop Yanzikou).

Please note that, due to the higher probability of bad weather occurring in the afternoon, entrance to Zhuilu Old Road is restricted to between 7:00 am and 10:00 am only. Hikers are recommended (but not required to) bring a safety helmet with them to the trail in case of rockfall. Helmets can be borrowed free of charge from Xipan Service Station, located 10-15 minutes downhill of the Zhuilu Old Road trail entrance: https://goo.gl/maps/8FKxsu4m77s