Recreation Information
Recreation Information
Eco Tours
Mt. Miantian Nature Walk

Mt. Miantian is a parasitic volcano off Mt. Datun. It has a rounded shape and faces the ocean. A 270-degree view of the surrounding landscape of Jinshan, Sanchi, the Tamsui River estuary, Mt. Guanyin, Guandu, Shezi Island, and Yuanshan is possible on the summit, making the world seem small.

Mt. Datun West Peak, Mt. Miantian
Mt. Datun West Peak, Mt. Miantian

Recommended route:

  • Hiking route: Mt. Qixing Station → Bailaka Highway Pedestrian Trail → Erziping Trailhead → Erziping Trail → Erziping → Mt. Miantian Trailhead → Miantianping Forest Trail → Xiangtian Pond → Xingfuliao
    * This route is composed of flat roads, slightly steep slopes, steep downhill slopes, etc. Total length: approximately 5.1 km.
  • Climbing route: Mt. Qixing Station → Bailaka Highway Pedestrian Trail → Erziping Trailhead → Erziping Trail → Erziping → Mt. Miantian Trailhead → Mt. Miantian → Saddle → Mt. Xiangtian → Xiangtian Pond → Xingfuliao
    * This route is composed of flat roads, steep uphill slopes, steep downhill slopes, etc. Total length: approximately 5.5 km.
    * This route is composed of flat roads, steep uphill slopes, steep downhill slopes, etc. Total length: approximately 5.5 km.

Site Descriptions

  • Erziping Trail: View and observe local flora and fauna.
  • Mt. Miantian: A 270-degree view of the surrounding landscape of Jinshan, Sanchih, the Tamsui River estuary, Mt. Guanyin, Guandu, Shezi Island, and Yuanshan.
  • Xiangtian Pond: A crater lake.

Visitors should bring:

  • Backpack, drinking water (at least 1000ml), lunch, notebook, pencils/pens, lightweight raincoat.【Essentials】
  • Cameras, binoculars, and personal medication.【Optional】
  • A joyful heart 【essential】; please clean up and dispose of any waste in garbage cans. Protect our environment!

Transportation

  • Getting there:
    1. MRT Jiantan or Shilin station → 1717 Royal Bus (Zhongshan North Road, Shilin) → Mt. Qixing Station
    2. MRT Jiantan or Shilin station → R5 bus → 260 Yangmingshan bus station → 108 shuttle bus → Mt. Qixing Station
    3. MRT Beitou station → S9 or 230 bus → 260 Yangmingshan bus station → 108 shuttle bus → Mt. Qixing Station
  • Getting back: Tamsui Bus → MRT Tamsui or Hongshulin station

Information provided by: Chongyan Wudian ecology studio

Last Updated on 2017-08-21