For the best view of Taipei City, make a hike to the top of Elephant Mountain!
Also known as the Nangang District Hiking Trail and Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain), the hiking trail is located close to the Xinyi Shopping District and Taipei 101.
The best time to hike the mountain is during late afternoon, this way you can catch the sunset as well as a daytime view and stunning nighttime view of the city, however the trail can get relatively crowded during the weekend.
The hike takes a total of around 15-20 minutes to the top, and includes lots of stairs! Remember to take a left at the fork in the path. After around 8-10 minutes, there will be a landing area with facilities and restrooms where the path branches off in multiple directions.
- BUS -
Please turn right after exit from NK Hostel building. Walk towards the Metro Exit No.4, Across the exit no.4, there is a bus station called 【Nanjing Apartments】. Please take the bus no: Blue10、10、46、612
Arrive to 【MRT Xiangshan Station】and walk towards to Metro Exit 2, and passing thru the Xiangshan Park, and follow below route, soon will find the Xiangshan Trail start point.
- METRO -
Please take the metro at 【G18-Nanjing Sanmin】, arrive to【G16-Nanjing Fuxing】. Please change to Wenhu Line here to 【BR09-Daan】then change again to Tamsui -Xinyi Line, then head to 【R02-Xiangshan】
Price：NTD25 / Duration：23 minutes（excluding waiting time）
FREE ENTRANCE, OPENS FOR 24 HOURS.