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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This trail is beautiful and not difficult of your an experienced hiker, like if you frequently visit Yosemite in California or any hike in the PNW. TripAdvisor seems populated mostly by older tourists who are inexperienced hikers, who describe steep vertical ascents as hard. But...More

5  Thank discoverdiscomfort
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 6 people visited Hualien & hiked the famous Zhuilu Old Trail. 2 week prior to our flight to Taiwan, we applied online for entry permission to Zhuilu Old Trail. My advice for you is to apply for permit in advance, its very...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's rewarding. After the trail you will get to ee the beauty of nature. At the end of the trail is a beautiful scenery.

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

I am a 75 year old man with a regular exercise regimen. Hiking Zhuilu Old Trail is an ultimate challenge. The initial climb is very steep. The last 400 meters is along a 3 feet wide path next to a cliff. My guide Ivan Chen...More

1  Thank DYu0612
Reviewed 30 August 2018

It's a easy trail for mountain climbing beginner. The distance of the pathway is 3.1 km, and most of it is slope. Along the way, there are ever-changing clouds, various plants, and a stream wandering through the narrow mountain walls. In the last 500 meters...More

1  Thank buti818
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Fantastic hike - very beautiful and not really that challenging (though breathtaking in places where the route is narrow and you have to hold onto the rope!) We did the hike with Eye Travel Taiwan (our guide was Chester - highly recommended). One of our...More

1  Thank Benrose74
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I am not a hiking fan, but I like the challenge I took to climb this old foot pass. Only when you reach the top, you can feel it is worth.

Thank Isabellfang
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Ivan Chen from Meet my Guide tours was our guide for the Zhuili Old Trail hike. Ivan pre-arranged our permit w/ the Park as the trail has a daily limit for the number of hikers allowed on the trail per day. The trailhead begins at...More

1  Thank TravelTea
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Me and two friends hiked this trail on a group tour with Wei from Meet My Guide and it was an incredible experience. The difficulty varies based on your physical shape as I, an overweight man, and one of my friends, a heavy smoker, both...More

1  Thank Gajen P
Reviewed 17 March 2018

The majority of the hike is through forest areas without many views, but it's the last stage that makes it completely worthwhile. The trail at the edge is very narrow and there are only a limited number of safety barriers along this section. You will...More

3  Thank szotdogs
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1 April 2018|
Response from NoCountryForOldMan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, read your message today, you must came back from the trip, hope you had a great time. We visited Zhuilu by ourselves so we don't know any tour guide.
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4 January 2017|
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Response from Holger v | Reviewed this property |
out and back for the first 3.1 km of the overall 10km hike.
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kitti S
20 September 2015|
Response from D B | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in April 2015 the trail was Not fully open you return to your starting point. The guard at the starting point keeps track of your departure and arrival. I