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The classification of hiking trails in Yushan National Park

Modifiers Date:2018-03-23   Released By:Yushan National Park Headquarters

Located in the mountain range of central Taiwan, Yushan National Park covers an area of 105,490 hectares. The park mainly consists of mountains and valleys, and thus is regarded as a typical mountainous national park.

Hiking is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the natural beauty in Yushan National Park. It is also one of the challenging outdoor activities. Before your trip, it is necessary to be well prepared, including equipment, food, climbing skills, and physical training, etc.

According to the scenic resources, difficulty, risk, campsite condition, required equipment, physical condition of climbers, the trails in Yushan National Park are classified into 3 levels:

Beginner: 
Dongpu to Yunlong Waterfall
Shanfong to Jiasin
Tianchih to Jhongjhihguan
Trails at Tataka, Meishan, and Tianchih area

With higher traffic accessibility, there are great amount of visitors visiting this level of trails. Under the premise of protecting environmental resources and providing a better recreation activities and environmental education, maintenance of these trails has a high priority.

Intermediate:
Yushan main peak trail
Southern Cross-island Highway 3 mountains and Guan Mountain hiking Trail
Jiasin to Walami

Located at the buffer zone between the resource core areas and recreation areas, intermediate trails from a trail network. There are lots of visitors as well, Yushan peaks trail especially. Maintenance of this level of trails has second priority, and the maximum capacity and safety devices should be taken in main considerations.

Advanced:
Yushan peaks trail
South Section 2 of Central Mountain Range Hiking Trail
Mabolasi Hiking Trail
Japanese Occupation Era Batongguan Traversing Trail
Sinkang Mountain Hiking Trail
Batongguan Trail

Located at mountain areas above 3000m, the advanced trails possess rich natural resources. Due to its high and precipitous path, hikers need to bring all the equipment required and have a good physical condition, endurance, and mountaineering knowledge. There are not much visitors to advanced trails. There should be minimized capacity, recreation facilities, and maintenance. Only essential safety devices will be provided at these trails.