Fuzhoushan Park in Da'an District of Taipei is a lesser known hiking area around a small forested hill. The park also has some of the best views of Taipei anywhere in the city. If you want the views of Elephant Mountain with an even easier walk and no crowds, this is the place for you.
Fuzhoushan is only about 105 meters above sea level, and the entire hike takes less than an hour.
The park also includes an old artillery bunker and some grave sites. Some military buildings were destroyed to make the park more fit with nature when the park was created in 2001.
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: From central Taipei, take Keelung Road south until you get to Liuzhangli MRT station, then turn right onto Fuyang Street until you reach the trail entrance. There is free scooter parking and paid car parking nearby.
By MRT: The park is within 2 minutes walking distance from either Linguang MRT station.
Please see below:
I have been to Fuzhoushan Park only once. I leave in East Taipei so I really don't pass this spot very often, but I am sure it is a nice hiking spot for local residents to enjoy.
The main entrance to the park near Linguang MRT station. There is scooter parking on the stret.
Map of the park.
Old artillery bunker likely dating back to the Japanese era.
At the other side of the bunker there is nothing to see.
"The trail is 317 meters long linking Fuyang Eco Park with Fuzhoushan Park, it climbs about 25 meters to 95 meters in elevation. Hikers can follow the trail to platforms 60, 93, and 105, or head southward up Zhongpushan, with fine views of Taipei 101 and the cityscape along the way. Fuzhoushan Park was planned by the Taipei City government in 1994 for eco-conservation and forestation. Now, with its paths and pavilions pleasantly set amid luxuriant foliage, it offers and attractive destination on the edge of the city for hiking and commuting with nature. Relatively free from human disturbance and damage, fauna and flora thrive in this park. Here you can observe many kinds of protected animals and native plants, including the Taipei tree frog, Watanabe's lantern fly, the Chinese tallow tree, etc. This makes a fine place for ecological education.
Stairs going up the mountain.
Main stone name tablet for the park.
View of the path leading to the main viewing platform.
First view of the Taipei 101.
View of southeast Taipei.
Someone planted banana trees here.
Closeup on the 101 on a hazy day.
Zoomed out view.
I was pretty much alone here the whole time.
Another map of the park.
View looking toward National Freeway 3.
More trails cut through like a maze all over this mountian.
Introduction of local fauna.
Open area in the woods.
A small pond and turtle swimming.
That is a taste of Fuzhoushan Park for you.
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