Wuzhishan is a beautiful mountain in Xizhi District of New Taipei. It is a popular place to stop for hikers, bikers, and Instagrammers due to its amazing views of east Taipei. Also there are many coffee shops here with amazing views. Besides taking photos, Wuzhishan is a great place to relax and enjoy nature.
The rock formations that form Wuzhishan formed as sediment under the ocean millions of years ago, and was later uplifted thanks to the collision of the Eurasian and Philippine plates. The rocks are mainly sedimentary and are part of the same formation that forms the special rock formations on the northern coast around Keelung, and the waterfalls in Pingxi.
Wuzhishan sits at 376 meters above sea level, while the bottom of the mountain is 76 meters, and the road it is 2.1 KM, making it a short, steep climb.
Dream Lake get's its name from the thick fog that covers it during winter months, making it look like a dreamscape. Dream Lake is a popular spot for couples, wedding photography, and Instagram photos.
Moderate: About a two hour hike round trip, steep and difficult climbing through the forest with aid of ropes.
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: Take Xiwan Road (夕萬路) all the way to the top. You can also hike it starting from the Wuzhishan Old Trail trailhead.
By Bus: Take Dongnan Bus F910 from Xizhi Park about 40 minutes up the mountain to Wuzhishan.
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I have driven up to Wuzhishan and bicycled up to Wuzhishan, but never hiked. Nevertheless, it always has great views. While you are up there you can also check out the views from the military cemetary which has great views of Keelung.
Check out our drone video above for an overview of the area
Or check out the 360 degree spherical panorama above.
At the top of the mountain are a few pavilions and coffee shops.
There are great views all around and you can see Taipei clearly.
You can also clearly see Nangang, Xizhi, and Neihu.
Everyone wants a shot of the 101.
Closeup of the Taipei 101.
Wider view from the top.
View of the other pavilion on the side of the road.
View toward Xizhi.
View of Nangang.
View of Nangang and Neihu.
Wider view of the 101.
View of the mountains from the air.
Clouds rolling in.
A cloud moves over the mountain.
Claerer view of the Taipei Basin.
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