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Zhuilu Old Trail Tours

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Zhuilu Old Trail
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.

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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.
Address: Taroko National Park, Hualien, Taiwan
Hours: 7am-­6pm
Admission: Permits required
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Zhuilu Old Trail From Hualien: The Best One Day Hike in Taiwan

Zhuilu Old Trail From Hualien: The Best One Day Hike in Taiwan

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The Zhuiliu Old Trail is one of Taiwan’s most spectacular hikes, but hikers need a permit to discover the ancient route. This small-group 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. Upgrade to a private tour for just you and your party.
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  • 8 hours
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US$110.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$110.00
Price varies by group size

Full Day Zhuilu Old Trail Hike in Taroko National Park

Full Day Zhuilu Old Trail Hike in Taroko National Park

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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.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121.80
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US$121.80

Hike Zhuilu Old Trail in Taroko Gorge (Small Group/Private/Self-guided options)

Hike Zhuilu Old Trail in Taroko Gorge (Small Group/Private/Self-guided options)

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.59
Price varies by group size
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US$63.59
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8-Hr Zhuilu Old Trail at Taroko National Park (from Hualien)

8-Hr Zhuilu Old Trail at Taroko National Park (from Hualien)

One of the most spectacular of the accessible hiking paths in Taiwan, the 10.3km Zhuilu Old Trail (3.1km is allowed now) follows the last long remaining section of the Old Hehuan Mountain Rd. Justifiably famous in hiking circles, the trail gets its name from the section of the 1100m-high Zhuilu Cliff it traverses about 500m above the Liwu River. At its narrowest and most exposed points, the trail is no more than 60cm to 70cm wide and is literally cut into the cliff face. The bird's-eye view of the gorge is spellbinding, and there are numerous now classic spots for taking photos showing you in the seemingly most precarious of positions. The trail begins at Swallow Grotto trail ㄧZhuilu Suspension Bridge→Badagan Outpost→Cliff Outpost→Badagan Outpost→Zhuilu Suspension Bridge. [Itinerary] Pick up at hotel / Hualien Train Station / Hualien harbor Zhuilu Old Trail Drop-off at hotel / Hualien Train Station / Hualien harbor
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  • 8 hours
From
US$141.93
Price varies by group size
From
US$141.93
Price varies by group size

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Zhuilu Old Trail hours of operation?
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Zhuilu Old Trail hours of operation: 7am-­6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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