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Complete Guide of Mt. Teapot in Jiufen, Plus Mt. Canguanliao, Mt. Banping, and Mt. Nanzilin

Posted by:  Anusha Lee
Published date: March 16, 2021
Last update: November 27, 2022
For many tourists, Mt. Teapot is the must-do hike in Jiufen, Taiwan. Of course, you can find many blogs and photos on social media. But there are also many less-known mountains nearby that you can visit. This post is the complete guide about those fantastic trails you should put into your itinerary when visiting Mt. Teapot.
Mt. Teapot and Jiufen
Mt. Teapot and Mt. Banping.
Mt. Teapot
Mt. Teapot
Update:
Now you can read this post in Spanish! Taiwan Hikes has teamed up with HolaTaipei Travel to provide the Spanish version of those beautiful trails in Taiwan.

Table of Contents:

About this Loop Hike: Mt. Teapot, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Banping, plus Mt. Nanzilin

Mt. Teapot is one of the most shared trails in Taiwan and internationally. The striking views on the peak with the easy public transport make it popular among backpackers from other countries. Just Google Mt. Teapot, and you will find a lot of posts.
Mt. Teapot and Jiufen
Looking at Mt. Teapot and Remains of the 13 Levels in Ruifang
One thing I love about this hike is there are many exits, entrances, and different ways to enjoy. I've been here several times and still can find new things to explore.
Mt. Teapot and Jiufen
Shibaoshan, or Mt. Shibao is a short trail close to the parking lot of Quanji Temple.
Moreover, you can also get to see different views in different weather or seasons. For example, silver grass covers all the mountains in autumn, and it is so mesmerizing to see the silver grass waves shining under the sun.
Silver grass blooming in autumn
Autumn is the perfect season to hike this trail and see the beautiful silver grass.
Furthermore, you can decide to take all the trails or just some of them. After the hike, there are other attractions within walking distance to visit.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
There are several old trees near the post office and you can sit on the bench next to the trees to enjoy the view.
If you've been hiking in Taiwan, you probably have heard of 10 Golden Ridgelines 黃金十稜, established by a famous hiker and author, Mr. Lin Tsung-sheng, and this list has become the goal for many hikers in Taiwan. Mt. Teapot, Mt. Canguanliao, Mt. Banping, and Mt. Nanzilin are all listed there.
Mt. Teapot and Jiufen
Beautiful sunset at Shen'ao Bay from the trail to Mt. Teapot

How to Get There

From Taipei MRT to Quanji Temple 勸濟堂:

There are several ways to get to the trail entrance. My favorite and recommended one is to take Keelung Bus 1062 from Exit 2 of MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, and get off at the last stop, Quanji Temple.
Hike starts from Quanji-Temple
Quanji Temple
When you arrive at Quanji Temple, you can get some water and go to the toilet before hiking. Please also bring your trail food and lunch in advance.

From Taipei MRT to Gold Museum 黃金博物館:

Keelung Bus 1062 will also stop at Jingguashi or Gold Museum. There are toilets near Gold Museum, and you can also hike to Mt. Teapot from there.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
You can see Mt. Keelung from Gold Museum.

From MRT Fuzhong Station 捷運府中站 to Gold Museum:

Take Bus 965 and get off at Gold Museum.

From Keelung Train Station to Gold Museum:

Take Bus 788 and get off at Gold Museum.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
The new Keelung Train Station

From Ruifang Train Station to Gold Museum:

Take Bus 856 and get off at Gold Museum.
Bus 856 also goes to Shueinandong (Shueinan Cave) 水湳洞 (where you can get close to Yingyang Sea 陰陽海), Bitou Cape 鼻頭角, Fulong Beach 福隆海水浴場 and Sandiaojiao Lighthouse (Magang) 三貂角燈塔 (馬崗).
Bitoujiao Valley Trail: the beautiful ridgeline
Bitou Cape Trail

From Taipei Train Station to Mt. Nanzilin 南子吝山:

Take Kingbus 1811 or Kingbus 1812 and get off at Nanya Nanxing Temple 南雅南新宮.

From Ruifang Train Station to Mt. Nanzilin:

Take Bus 856 or Bus 887 and get off at Nanya Nanxing Temple.

From Keelung Train Station to Mt. Nanzilin 南子吝山:

Take Bus 791 and get off at Nanya Nanxing Temple.

Peaks to Reach

Mt. Teapot, aka Cha Hu Shan: 茶壺山, 599 meters (1,065 feet). The full name of Mt. Teapot is Wu Er Cha Hu Shan 無耳茶壺山, Earless Tea Kettle, meaning a kettle without the handle (ear here means "handle"). From certain places, this mountain does look like a kettle without a handle. Great views from the top, but getting inside and out of the cave can be dangerous.
Mt. Banping: 半平山/半屏山, 713 meters (2,339 feet). Mostly hike on the ridgeline with great views.
Mt. Canguanliao: 燦光寮山, 738 meters (2,421 feet). There is a Class 1 Triangulation Stone on the peak, and the views there are amazing.
Mt. Nanzilin : 南子吝山, 196 meters (643 feet). If you go to Mt. Nanzilin, you can't miss Mt. Nanzilin Southeast Peak, 南子吝山東南峰, 60 meters (197 feet). Those two are easy to reach, and the trail is very short, only 2 km (1.24 miles). But the views from the top are stunning.

Mt. Teapot: Easy to Get There but Scary to Get Out

GPS coordinates at Quanji Temple: 25.11063, 121.859658
GPS coordinates at Mt. Teapot trailhead: 25.108815, 121.866061
GPS coordinates of the trailhead near Gold Museum: 25.106738, 121.859866
I took a stroll here before it got crowded with tourists in the early morning, and this reminded me of why many people, including myself, love Jinguashih and Jiufen so much. The old buildings, history, and mountains make this place so unique.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
You can immerse yourself in a different atmosphere in Jinguanshih. The peak in the photo is Mt. Teapot.

Two Trailheads to Reach Mt. Teapot

The first option is from Quanji Temple, taking the road to the parking lot. If you take this one, you can see the Yingyang Sea, and the views from the parking lot are great. Then you follow the signs and stairs, and you will find the trailhead to Mt. Teapot.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Quanji Temple in the sunset
The second one is you can visit Gold Museum first and then take the trailhead near the museum to Mt. Teapot. You will see a sign pointing the direction to Mt. Teapot. This trail is obvious, just endless stairs.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Trailhead near Gold Museum
The second one is you can visit Gold Museum and then take the trailhead near the museum to Mt. Teapot. You will see a sign pointing in the direction of Mt. Teapot. This trail is steep, just endless stairs.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Take a right to the stone steps to Mt. Teapot.

Option One: Get Inside Mt. Teapot and It Can Be Dangerous

The front sections of the trail are mainly stone steps. After reaching a platform, the stone steps disappear, and the original trail terrains appear. I went to the lookout and saw a footpath extending from there. I took that one, but it was a dead end. The views at the end of the footpath were great.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
The winding road in Jinguanshih
When reaching the last pavilion before Mt. Teapot, I took a break at the pavilion to catch my breath. Walking on endless stairs is still not my strong suit after hiking for several years.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
There is a pavilion before reaching Mt. Teapot.
From the pavilion, Mt. Teapot looked like a pile of rocks. When you started climbing, it was indeed like rock climbing.
Finally reach Mt. Teapot
Heading to Mt. Teapot
There are two routes: one is to get inside Teapot Mountain, and the other is to bypass it. If you take the inside one, please be aware of the vast gaps inside the cave, and it's very dark to see where you are. A headlamp will help. Please also check the rope first. This was what I saw when I hiked there in 2019.
Watch out the worn out rope inside the cave
Check the rope first before you grab it.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
I looked out to take this photo while waiting for my turn to get inside the cave.
When I was inside the cave, I got disoriented and just followed the light to get out. Then, here came the scary part. I had to lower my body weight and try to move forward on the edge of this rock. There wasn't enough space for me to stand straight, and it was easy to bump my head against the rock, and I was so afraid that I would slip and fall to my death.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
It took me a while to move safely to the other side of Mt. Teapot.
Looking at Mt. Keelung from the cave of Mt. Teapot
This was what I saw when I squeezed myself out of the cave.
Finally, when I got out of this rock to the other side, a steep slope was waiting for me. But this one was manageable compared to the excitement caused by climbing inside Mt. Teapot.
Looking at Mt. Banping from the cave of Mt. Teapot
A big steep slope after getting out of Mt. Teapot

Option Two: Bypass Mt. Teapot and Take the Outer Edge Route, But Still Scary

You can take the bypass if you don't like small spaces.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
When I looked at the outer edge bypass, I told myself that this one wasn't easy either. The footpath was very narrow, and losing your footing there could also be ugly. Don't take this one if it's wet.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
The bypass still looked scary.
I sucked it up and told myself to go. While on this bypass, I could see where I came from in Jinguashih and the peaks on the trail to Mt. Keelung.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
View from the bypass.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
The trail on the bypass was very narrow.

You Can Stop Before Mt. Teapot or Continue with Extra Caution

You don't have to get inside Mt. Teapot or take the outer edge route and turn back to Quanji Temple from here. I guarantee you that the views alongside this trail are already worth it. The round trip from Quanji Temple to Mt. Teapot and back to the temple is around 5 km (3.1 miles).
Stone steps finally turn to a rock trail
You can take the same way back after seeing Mt. Teapot without hiking to Mt. Banping.
Please note that there were several injuries and even deaths here, whether you hike with a group or alone. So if you want to try it, please take it slow and ensure you are safe before making the next move.

Mt. Banping: A Rock Ridgeline Hike with Panoramic Views of Northeastern Taiwan

GPS coordinates from the easy side of trailhead: 25.09627, 121.866867
After exiting Mt. Teapot, I continued the trail. The next trail was on the ridgeline. It can be scorching to hike, especially after you climb up Mt. Banping ridge, because there is no shade, and you are exposed to the sun.
Trail condition changes.
Trail terrain to Mt. Banping was more rugged from Mt. Teapot to its peak.

A Detour to A Tableland and the Chimneys Ridges But Not Recommended

On the way to Mt. Banping, you will see an entrance cutting through Niufu Ore Body 牛伏礦體, to Gold Tableland 黃金台, Gold Cave 黃金洞, and Mt. Fuxing 復興山.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
The junction to Niufu Ore Body is hiking through Niufu Ore Body and Gold Tableland
I took this trail twice, and it was so slippery and steep. From this photo, you can see where we descended, where Gold Tableland was. You can see a vast descent if you enter Gold Tableland.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Gold Cave is big.
This trail can also take you to hike the old chimneys left from the old mines. I urge people to refrain from taking this one because there have been accidents like hikers falling off the edge of the chimneys. Those chimneys are old and fragile, too.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Those chimneys left behind by old mines have become tourists' favorite spots, but it can be dangerous to go there.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Those chimneys are huge.

Looking at Mt. Nanzilin and Ruifang

If you visit Gold Museum, you will get some ideas about mines in Jinguashih and Jiufen areas, or you can check out Foreigners in Taiwan's post to learn more about the history of mining in Taiwan.
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There were several huge gold ores on the trail near Gold Museum.
When I looked back at where I came from, I could see Gold Tableland and Mt. Nanzilin Southeast Peak from the ridge.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
The view from the ridge was great,
not to mention the whole view of the Ruifang area.
Looking back at where I was near Mt. Banping. Mt. Teapot and Mt. Keelung are in the distance.
More wonderful view.
The trail terrain on the ridge to Mt. Banping was more of a dirt trail and steeper. You'll have to climb on some sections, but not too difficult.

Exciting Rock Ridgeline and the Notorious Stegosaurus Ridge

After a while, I reached the end of the ridge trail and had to climb the rock. Hikers carved many small spaces to help you find your footing.
The slope to Mt. Banping wasn't too bad to climb.
Holes were carved into the rock wall for hikers to find their footing.
When I reached the top of the rock, the view of Mt. Keelung and Mt. Teapot looked terrific through the opening.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Looking at Mt. Teapot, Mt. Keelung, and Shen'ao Bay 深澳灣
This was also a junction to two different trails, the one toward the south was to Mt. Banping, and the other was to the notorious Jianlong Ridge or Stegosaurus Ridge 劍龍稜 (video). Please note that usually, people don't get to Stegosaurus Ridge from the top. It's better to climb up to this ridge from the entrance of Mt. Nanzilin, and I'll explain this later.
This way takes you to Jianlong or Stegosaurus Ridge 劍龍稜, but this is not for me.
If you take a left, it will lead you to Stegosaurus Ridge.

Different Weathers, Different Amazing Views

As a person with a decent fear of heights, I never considered climbing Stegosaurus Ridge, and I certainly didn't plan to do it at that moment, either. But I was curious about what it looked like and if I could look at it from the above. So, I plucked up my courage to move myself a few meters toward the ridgeline.
However, the fear of height still got hold of me, and I told myself at least I was closer to the scary ridge by a few meters. That was enough for today.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
This was my second attempt to get closer to Stegosaurus Ridge. Still not a fan of scary barren rock slopes.
More steep slopes ahead
The slope to Mt. Banping was steep, too, but it wasn't too scary.
When I visited Mt. Banping in December 2019, I was fortunate to have sunny weather. But it was gloomy when I hiked again in February 2021. However, the weather forecast said it would turn sunny around noon, and I was hoping it would be true. When I got to the ridge of Mt. Banping, it was around 11 am, and things started to look good.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Reached the peak of Mt. Banping
Suddenly, I realized this would be an excellent opportunity to try out time-lapse videos, and I scrambled to get my selfie stick/tripod ready. It took me several trials and errors to finally get a decent video.

Mt. Banping Might Be the Easiest If You Take Another Trailhead

The rest of the trail was easy to hike, and plank steps led to the junction and connected to the road. This might be the most accessible section of my loop hike if you take this one to Mt. Banping.
Trail becomes easy after you reach the summit of Mt. Banping.
The trail terrain near the road was much easier to hike.
But if you continue the hike, you will get to the entrance of Mt. Canguanliao right after Mt. Banping.
Another trailhead to Mt. Banping, the easier one.
Signs tell you where you can go.

Mt. Canguanliao: A Peak That Lets You See Mt. Nanhu (3,742 meters), Located 90 km Away

GPS coordinates from the easy side of the trailhead: 25.096079, 121.867199
Whether you hike fast or take your time to enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Banping, it will be around time for lunch after you get to the entrance of Mt. Canguanliao.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
The trailhead to Mt. Canguanliao. You can skip Mt. Teapot and Mt. Banping and hike this one only.
The entrance to Mt. Canguanliao is next to the one to Mt. Banping, but I didn't find it during my first solo try for some unknown reason.
Looking back at the trailhead of Mt. Canguanliao
Look at Mt. Banping from the trail to Mt. Canguanliao.
Some parts of this trail are rugged, and you have to climb some rock slopes, which are still manageable.
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More rock slopes on the way to Mt. Canguanliao
It took me around 25 minutes to reach the peak of Mt. Canguanliao. On the way to the peak, I used an app called PeakFinder, and I was delighted to find out that I could see as far as Mt. Xue Main Peak 雪山主峰 or Snow Mountain, 3,886 meters (12,749 feet) and Mt. Nanhu 南湖大山, 3,742 meters (12,277 feet), which were 90 km (55.9 miles) away from Mt. Canguanliao.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
I could see Mt. Xue Main Peak and Mt. Nanhu from Mt. Canguanliao.
There was a Class 1 Triangulation Stone on the peak, and the panoramic views of mountains and sea were stunning. I almost forgot it was cloudy when I arrived in Ruifang that morning.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Epic views on the peak of Mt. Canguanliao

I Got the Peak to Myself

I can't remember how many times I've been to Mt. Canguanliao peak, but I remember I was fortunate to have gorgeous weather when I was on the top. So when you are on the top, you get to see the whole view of Ruifang: Shen'ao Bay 深澳灣, Mt. Keelung Main Peak and its East Peak, Mt. Banping, Mt. Cao 草山, Fulong Beach 福隆海水浴場, etc., the full 360-degree view.
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Looking at Fulong Beach from Mt. Canguanliao
Usually, this place was packed with hikers taking all kinds of photos. Lucky for me, I could go on the weekdays on both trips. It still took me a while to be left alone by other hikers. I sat there quietly, immersing myself in the surroundings.
Finally, when it was time to leave, I reluctantly pulled myself away from the spectacular views. You can take the same way back and connect to the road or take the other direction to the northwest as I did.
One of the filming locations of movie Silence.
I took the other way to leave Mt. Canguanliao
The following train terrain was rugged and steep, and it could be slippery sometimes. There were ropes on the trails to help you descend. Always proceed with caution.
The trail becomes muddy and slippery.
It can be slippery when descending from the other side of Mt. Canguanliao.
When the views opened up, there were paddy-field-like layers on the hills. The mining industry left those in the old days.

A Historical Site and Also Movie Scenes

One thing worth mentioning is some scenes of Martin Scorsese's historical drama, "Silence,", was shot here.
When I got out of the bushes and reached the grass slope, I could see Ganzidian Ruins 柑仔店, the ruins of the old grocery store, from the trail.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Ganzidian Ruins were in the center of this photo.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
A closer look at Ganzidian Ruins
When you reach Ganzidian Ruins, you also have two options. The first one is getting back to Quanji Temple or Gold Museum. The second one is taking Canguanliao Old Trail. I have taken Canguanliao Old Trail before, and you can check out Taiwan Trails and Tales for the details about this beautiful trail full of history.
Turn this way and you will get to Canguanliao Historical Trail
If you take this direction, you will get to Canguanliao Trail (no peaks on this trail).
I took the road and got back to Gold Museum/Quanji Temple. There are several things to see after you finish your hike, and I will elaborate on Thoughts about this Hike section.
More attractions to visit after the hike
Signs telling you where to go

Mt. Nanzilin: A Short and Sweet Hike to See Mountains Mentioned Above and the Scary Stegosaurus Ridge Nearby

After finishing Mt. Canguanliao, you can either take a bus or walk to the entrance of Mt. Keelung Main Peak if you still want to enjoy the trails.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Mt. Nanzilin is very easy to hike, but you will still have magnificent views in Ruifang.
However, if you want to spend less time on the trail but still want to see the epic mountain and ocean views, the trail to Mt. Nanzilin is for you. The round trip of this trail is 2 km (1.24 miles), and you will get to visit 2 peaks: Mt. Nanzilin and Mt. Nanzilin Southeast Peak. The views on both peaks are stunning.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Looking at Bitou Cape from Mt. Nanzilin trail. The trail terrain looked different from the one in the sign.
You will find toilets near the temple before your hike. This is a popular trail; you can follow the crowd and take the stairs up. There will be some dirt trail, but very mild uphill.
teapot look at Bitou-Cape from Nanzilin trail
Looking at Bitou Cape from Nanzilin Trail. The trail terrain isn't difficult.
I was surprised that Mt. Banping looked so different from this perspective. I could also see the trail going through Niufu Ore Body and heading to Gold Cave and Mt. Fuxing. It felt so surreal when I was able to see those trails where I've hiked.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
The epic view from the peak of Mt. Nanzilin, considering how easy it is to hike here.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
Use PeakFinder to check out what I saw.
If you aim for Stegosaurus Ridge, this is also one of the entrances to this challenging sharp ridgeline hike. There is a junction to Stegosaurus Ridge, and you will find a warning sign. This is because too many people were not fit enough or underestimated their fear of heights and ended up asking for rescue.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
The entrance to Stegosaurus Ridge. You'll have to go downhill from here and up again.
Before you go, please do thorough homework. The trail to Stegosaurus Ridge isn't for anyone. I don't plan to hike there, either.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
The view I saw when looking down at the seashore from Mt. Nanzilin Southeast Peak.

Thoughts about This Hike and Big and Little Ghost Waterfall

Since there are so many trails around here, it's difficult for me to cover them all. Those mountains are just my personal favorites and where I keep coming back.
Cangualiao Historical Trail used to be the main transportation for military defense in the 19th century.
This one was taken on Canguanliao Trail, which is also part of the famous Tamsui-Kavalan Historic Trails 淡蘭古道.
For more trips around here, please check out Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administration and Taiwan Trails and Tales to explore Tamsui-Kavalan Historic Trails.
To Canguanliao Historical Trail
The trails here are marked thoroughly, and it's easy to find your way.

Dagui Waterfall (Big Ghost Waterfall), Xiaogui Waterfall (Little Ghost Waterfall), and Xiaozhuilu Trail

Other than those easy trails to hike, there's another trail that I don't dare to try, like the Stegosaurus Ridge hike. That is Dagui Waterfall (Big Ghost Waterfall) 大鬼瀑布, Xiaogui Waterfall (Little Ghost Waterfall) 小鬼瀑布 and Xiaozhuilu Trail 小錐麓古道 (yes, another with the same name but different from the one in Hualien).
Dagui, Xiaogui, Liaogui Waterfalls and Xiaozhuilu Trail in Rueifang, Taipei. Photo by Acer Lee
The trail is to explore Xiaogui, Dagui, and Liaogui Waterfalls. Photo by Acer Lee.
This trail is also famous for river tracing and is popular in summer. My favorite hiking group, LOHAS, had this trip before, but I was too scared to try because it involved steep slopes.
Dagui, Xiaogui, Liaogui Waterfalls and Xiaozhuilu Trail in Rueifang, Taipei. Photo by Acer Lee
It looks like a different world on the trail to Dagui and Xiaogui Waterfalls. Photo by Acer Lee.
To get to those waterfalls, you have to hike along with the water hoses 水管路, which is so dangerous that hiking guides don't think it's for everyone. Acer Lee shot this video, and he is very generous to let me use this clip.

Ruifang: Wonderful Place to Visit and Hike

There are so many wonderful trails in Ruifang, and it can take years to hike them all. Without a doubt, Ruifang is my favorite place to go hiking. You can check out Related Posts to see more attractions. But please also remember some trails are dangerous, and it's always Okay to turn back if you don't feel right.
Mt. Teapot, Mt. Banping, Mt. Canguanliao, and Mt. Nanziling
A place also with a rich history.
If you get to visit here, please stay longer, and I'm sure you won't regret it.
Mt. Teapot and Jiufen
There are many great trails near Jiufen Old Street.

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