Up for a Hiking Challenge?-For Fearless Trekkers Only

Travel Day 1 day
Trail Distance 11 km
Hiking Time 5 hours and 30 minutes
Level of Difficulty Challenging
Main Route Canguangliao Historic Trail, Yangtingli Historic Trail, and Jimuling


family tour

Family fun​

Taiwan photo tour

Photo Spots



Fushan Temple

Located in Jiufen, Fushan Temple was were miners prayed for safety and fortune of gold mining. There is a Tudigong (Earth God) Temple inside Fushan Temple. This was because the miners worshipped the Earth God and wanted to renovate the temple, but the Earth God, through divining blocks, instructed his followers that he wished to remain in place. The Earth God, however, did agree to external expansion, and thus this unique “temple within a temple.”

Caoshan Defense Road

Caoshan Defense Road

Make a wish, write it on the lantern and let it fly. The sky lantern festival has long been used for people to pray for their wishes. During the Lantern Festival, around February and March each year, lanterns cover the entire sky of Pingxi. If you’re an artist, writer, or photographer, we highly recommend you see this festival for yourself.

Canguangliao Historic Trail

Canguangliao Historic Trail

Canguangliao, or brilliant light house, is known for its location in a sea of silvergrass that shines under autumn sunlight. The ruined house, Ganzaidian, served as a rest and supply station during the old mining days for voyagers that constantly traversed between mining fields, postal stations, and military settlements. Come to this ancient rest stop and enjoy a cup of tea.

Yangtingli Historic Trail

This was the official route laid out by Qing Dynasty administrator Yangting Li to deliver government documents between Tamsui and Kavalan sub-prefectures. The trail also served military purposes, so one of the trail highlights, Canguangliao ruin, was both a post office and a coastal observation station. Hiking along this trail reminds one of those fleet-footed messengers who ran along the trails to deliver items and signifed the vitality of Taiwan’s early pioneers.

Jimuling Mountain Village

Jimuling Mountain Village

The Jimuling area, with around 200 hectares of rice terraces, was one of the important settlements of the Dalan Historic Trail system. In recent years, the Xiao brothers, who are local residents wishing to revive their hometown, decided to rehabilitate the terraced rice paddy fields and restore the surrounding historic trails and ponds. They used existing natural resources in the mountains and integrated environmental education from the Satoyama Initiative. Travelers can fully immerse in the nature, culture and history of the Jimuling mountain village. Come and be the guest of this quaint old countryside village.


8:30-9:30 Taipei Main Station to Fushan Temple
9:30-9:50 Fushan Temple Guided Tour: A Temple Within A Temple
9:50-10:05 Fushan Temple to Caoshan Defense Road
10:05-12:30 Hiking on Caoshan Defense Road, Canguangliao Historic Trail, and Yangtingli Historic Trail
12:30-13:00 Lunch at ruined house on Canguangliao Historic Trail
13:00-16:50 Hiking on Yangtingli Historic Trail
16:50-18:00 Authentic Dinner on the Farm at Jimuling
18:00- Return to Taipei Main Station

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

15-20 people


Departs on everyday

Meeting point

9 am at Taipei Main Station

When to book

Book 3 days in advance

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes


Adult (Over 6 years old)

150 USD per person

Child (1 to 6 years old)

80 USD per person

Infant (0 to 1 years old)

Free of charge. (Please note there must be at least one adult accompanying the tour with infant.)





Lunch and authentic Dinner on the Farm at Jimuling are included


All included

Tour Guide

A great English/Chinese -speaking guide


Van or sedan


Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.

From 80 USD per person

Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our previous clients have to say about us!

Shirley C
Shirley C
An unforgettable day trip with Topology
This is the first time I've booked the tour with Topology, the experience with them was fantastic! Penny who has communicated with me from beginning to the end, she is very responsive with all the questions I had or requested, and well informed about tour guide's info and pickup time. Fun time seems to pass by quickly, Spencer surely made our trip so memorable, we will always remember him and hopefully one day we will meet up again. =)
Angelina C
Angelina C
Amazing trip and amazing guide
It was a very interesting trip. We knew unique places and very beautiful views. I recommend it and thank our guide Mr. Clint Liang for his help and kindness. It was very important that he knew the area so well.
Excellent agency, wonderful tour guide
We were a family of 13 that did 2 private day tours and airport transfers with Topology. Peter was excellent with all communications from the beginning. Airy was a wonderful bilingual guide thar really made us feel at home. The kids in our group also warmed up to her quickly. The included lunches were sumptuous and extensive. They are a little pricey but well worth every penny.
Week in Taiwan
We had an amazing time in Taiwan! Allen from Topology was responsive throughout the planning stages. We have a child with many food allergies and requested an English-speaking guide to accompany us for the entire trip. We could not have been happier with Spencer! We spent 7 days with him touring Taipei, Jiufen, Yehliu National Park, Kaoshiung, and Kenting National Park. He kept that pace quick for the kids and most of our free time was spent exploring different markets sampling street food. Spencer kept my son safe during the entire trip, and by the end he was like a part of the family.
8 day private tour of Taiwan
Our 8 day private tour of Taiwan included Taipei, Jiufen, Shifen, Taroko, Sun Moon, & Taichung. Both our consultant, Vivi, & our driver, Henry, were excellent. We felt well taken care of from beginning to end. Henry was especially accommodating to our changing needs and requests. He was punctual, patient and attentive to our interests, even suggesting extra stops that may appeal to us & taking pictures for us. Despite some minor stomach issues at the first half of the trip (we were not able to eat some of the planned dinners), we still got to see many scenes & sites that surprised us: Taroko gorge was stunning; releasing sky lanterns was fun; the local wet market was lively; the oyster/clam digging area looked like a wet sand desert complete with a windy sand storm. Over all, everything went smoothly, and our group of 4 adults + 1 child, enjoyed our trip immensely. Thank you

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