Note: -> Car → On foot *108 shuttle bus stops near these locations.
*Yangmingshan bus station-> *Headquarters Visitor Center-> *Xiaoyoukeng→ Mt. Qixing main peak → Mt. Qixing east peak -> *Lengshuikeng→ Yangmingshan bus station
Route distance: Board the 108 shuttle bus at the Yangmingshan bus station or Headquarters Visitor Center and alight at the Xiaoyoukeng. Climb the Mt. Qixing main peak and east peak from the Xiaoyoukeng trailhead to Lengshuikeng. Total distance is about 3.9 km.
Duration: About 140 minutes.
Detailed description: Along the trail there is the grassland ecosystem and windward arrow bamboo. There is not a lot of shade along the trail. Many stone steps, gradient is 30 to 50 degrees.
Sights along the way: Along the route visitors can gaze upon the magnificent Xiaoyoukeng fumaroles, a typical geological landscape. The sight of silver grass in bloom is also quite impressive. Mt. Qixing main peak is a primary triangulation point. When the weather is good, the views are expansive and one can see the Xue mountain range, Taipei City, and the Jinshan coast.
Note: Northeasterly winds bring plenty of moisture and rain during September and May. Roads and trails may be wet. Please wear anti-slip shoes. Strong winds during winter.