Zhuilu Old Trail Tours

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The Zhuilu Old Trail follows the last remaining section of the Old Hehuan Mountain Road in Hualien County, Taiwan. Also known as the Vertical Trail, it’s a nail-­biting yet rewarding hike, offering spectacular aerial views of the Taroko Gorge and the Liwu River that created it. 

The trek begins at Zimu Bridge and follows the north wall of the gorge before recrossing at Swallow Grotto. The route is a little more than 10 kilometers in total and takes between six and eight hours to complete, including a section that is literally cut out from the cliff face hundreds of meters up and no more than 60­70 centimeters wide.

The Taroko National Park restricts the number of trekkers walking the Zhuilu Old Trail to 60 people on weekdays and 96 at the weekends. A permit is required, as is an official guide to lead the way.

Practical Info

Applications for a permit for the Zhuilu Old Trail must be made at least a week in advance. Hikers should ensure they are well prepared for the hike, with plenty of drinking water, food, sun protection, and good walking shoes.
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Address: Taroko National Park, Hualien, Taiwan
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Hours: 7am-­6pm
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Admission: Permits required
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Zhuilu Old Trail Hike from Hualien City: Full-Day Taroko Gorge Hike

The Zhuiliu Old Trail is one of Taiwan’s most spectacular hikes, but hikers need a permit to discover the ancient route. This full-day hiking adventure from Hualien City takes care of all the details, so you can focus on admiring the dramatic Zhuliu cliffs and marble-walled canyons of the Taroko Gorge.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Zhuilu Old Trail Hiking Day Tour in Hualien

If you’re passionate about hiking, the Zhuilu Old Trail—an advanced hiking route in the heart of Taroko Gorge National Park—should be at the top of your Taiwan itinerary. Avoid missing out of this adrenaline-fuelled trek, which only offers a limited number of permits per day, by booking in advance. This experience includes all permits, a guide, and convenient pickup and drop-off at your Hualien hotel.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full Day Zhuilu Old Trail Hike from Hualien City

One of Taiwan’s most beautiful and popular hiking trails, the Zhuilu Old Trail wends its way through Taroko National Park. Visitor numbers are limited, but this tour guarantees your entry permits and makes it simple to explore. Depart directly from your Hualien City hotel in the morning, and travel in an air-conditioned minivan to the trail. Enjoy a full day’s worth of hiking, and take in bird’s-eye views of the Taroko Gorge, before returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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