Qikong Waterfall (aka 7 hole waterfall) is a seven-tiered set of waterfalls in Manzhou township of Pingtung County. The hike here is super easy, and there are plenty of places to play in the water here. It is definitely a fun trip in the mountains that will not take too much time, and a great place for an easy river trace.
Qikong Waterfall is about 50 meters high, and its name comes from the roughly seven holes in the rocks between waterfalls.
The holes in the rocks have been carved out of the rocks after thousands of years of erosion, and there is a rope climb and trail along the side of the waterfalls, which can be climbed in less than an hour.
Currently the nearest parking lot lies on private property and the property owner collects parking fees in cash.
Free except parking: 20 NT for scooters and 60 NT for cars.
Easy: 200 meters in length and less than 50 meters in elevation gain, some rope climbs involved. The whole hike should take less than an hour.
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: From
By Bus: Take bus
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We have been to Qikong Waterfall once and it was amazing. I highly recommend this special waterfall to people of all ages. However the hike up is a bit gnarly.
10:05 AM: There is a rather large parking lot on site which is managed by a local resident. I am not sure if they are illegally collecting parking fees or not.
No barbequing here.
Rest area at private property near the parking lot.
Fees for parking in the parking lot, collected by an elderly couple that lives in the metal structure beside the parking lot.
10:07 AM: Well kept trail toward the waterfall.
Then the trail gets somewhat gnarly. The rope climb gets kind of steep and you should bring gloves so you don't get slivers in your hands or rope burn.
The path to the top tier of the waterfall is only 150 meters.
But the path is steep.
10:10 AM: First view of the waterfall from the trail.
View looking up the first part of the waterfall.
10:12 AM A group of people gather at the second tier of the waterfall.
Three tiers of waterfall in view here.
One of the deepest water holes on the fifth tier.
Another hole full of leaves.
10:14 AM View inside the fifth tier.
The water is deep enough to swim in.
10:17 AM further up, more gnarly rope climbs.
It's hard to count all of the holes. There are actually more than seven, and many of them are smaller.
10:21 AM Made it to what I assume is the seventh hole.
Last waterfall and hole.
Looking down at the seventh hole.
The trail keeps going up through the woods.
Small waterfall further up the trail.
10:30 AM This is where I stopped and turned around. Seemed like a lot of bushwacking from here.
Looking down from the same spot.
Back at the seventh waterfall.
Pristine pool from above.
View of one of the lower waterfalls.
View of the lowest waterfall.
More waterfalls at the end.
View of a waterfall from one of the pools.
Another view of one of the waterfalls.
Trail down beside the waterfalls.
View from the second tier waterfall.
View of the pool below.
10:49 AM last view from the falls.
Hopefully after reading this blog you will want to visit this place, as if its name was not enticing enough.
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