• 1 Day Trip

  • Taroko Gorge
  • 8hrs / 1day
08:00
pick up
09:30
Zhuilu Old Trail Trailhead and Start (Swallow Grotto)
10:30
Badagang Outpost
10:50
Badagang Suspension Bridge
11:50

Zhuilu Old Trail

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  • 420 mins
  • Sight Activity

You know saying, “Hard work pays off?” Well that's the case with the Zhuilu Old Trail (錐麓古道). The 10 km hike is a bit of a vertical workout, but your effort will be rewarded tenfold: this trail of...

12:30
Lunch @ Cliff Outpost
13:00
Start to Return
15:30
Return to Trailhead (Swallow Grotto)
16:30
drop off

about Taroko - Zhuilu Adventure


You know saying, “Hard work pays off?” Well that's the case with the Zhuilu Old Trail (錐麓古道). The 10 km hike is a bit of a vertical workout, but your effort will be rewarded tenfold: this trail offers the most breathtaking bird's-eye views in the whole Taroko Gorge. Imagine yourself looking down from the top of Taipei 101, but the scenery below is the magnificent marble walled canyon of Taroko and the Liwu River that carved it. Those insect like things moving about at the bottom? Oh yeah, those are people who wished they could enjoy the views afforded from up here. Originally, this trail was part of a longer cross-island mountain pass built by indigenous groups in the area. In fact, you can still find remnants of their settlements and market outposts along the path. Later, the Japanese recruited tribe members to further develop the trail to serve two purposes during colonial times: 1) to provide the Japanese military an outpost to subdue native settlements in the Taroko region, and 2) to utilize as a trekking location for Japanese tourists. Be amazed by the 500 meter long Zhuilu Cliff that is one of the greatest adrenaline rushes you'll ever experience! To top it all off, you may just be lucky enough to spot some monkeys spying on you from the surrounding jungle.


  • Pick up Locations

    TRA Hualien Station (Visitor Centre next to front exit) / Hualien Airport / Hotels in Hualien City / Port of Hualien

  • Drop off Locations

    TRA Hualien Station / Hualien Airport / Hotels in Hualien City / Port of Hualien

  • Included

    Guiding service/Permit application/Transportation (fuel, parking, and toll fee)/Passenger insurance /Tax/Entrance Fee (TWD200 each)/Lunch

  • Excluded

  • Cancellation Policy

    Severe weather conditions or cancellation made by customer more than 72 hours before departure will qualify for a 100% refund. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.

  • Notice

    1. This is a shared tour and available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only.
    2. The minimum participants of this tour is 4 people. If your group is less than 4 people or prefer a private tour, please send us an email to confirm the availability first before booking.
    3. Entrance fee (TWD200 each) and lunch is included in this tour.
    4. The number of visitors to Zhuilu Old Trail is limited (weekdays: 96 persons / weekend: 156 persons). Please book with us at least 7 days in advance to apply for the permits in time. After booking online successfully, we will request for your personal info for permits application use only. However, visitors younger than 13 years old cannot apply the permit for safety issue.
    5. Now only half of the trail is open to public due to maintenance at the rear part of the trail. So it's necessary to enter from Swallow Grotto side, return at 3.1k and leave the trail from Swallow Grotto as well (6.2 round-trip hiking).
    6. This hike would take around 5 hours in total. Lunch, snack, plenty of water, and raincoat should be prepared in advance.
  • Contact Us

    For any query, please email service@roundTAIWANround.com. Alternative, you may call +886-4-24361910 for any urgent request.

  • Available on

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