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Zhuilu Old Trail - Hike up the iconic trail in Taroko Gorge



Zhuilu Old Trail & Taroko Highlight (Private)

The perfect tour for travelers who only have one day to spend in Hualien but would like to experience it all! Exclusive to Taiwan Vista, this tour brings you to hike Zhuilu Old Trail and covers the most famous sights within Taroko National Park.

With towering marble walls, subtropical forested canyons and crystal clear rivers, Taroko National Park boasts phenomenal views that are unique to Taiwan. Explore the famous sights of the world’s deepest marble canyon, ascend through the iconic Zhuilu Old Trail and experience the magnificence of Taroko National Park through bird's-eye views of Taroko Gorge.

Location: Taroko National Park, Hualien City

Duration: 8 hour

From NTD8,000

  • Tour Overview
  • Important Info
  • Itinerary
  • Gallery


Start off with a refreshing morning breathing in the ocean breeze at Chishingtan Beach. Then, prepare to get your blood pumping with a hike up Zhuilu Old Trail.

The first kilometre of the hike consists of a continuous ascent up a rocky path in a forested area before arriving at the Badagong outpost (1.0k), a small settlement that has since been abandoned. The 1.0k – 2.5k stretch continues as a upward climb with another scenic rest stop at a bridge suspended over the Liwu river. Upon reaching the 2.5k mark, be rewarded with stunning views of Taroko Gorge as you thread along the narrow path carved out of a cliff overlooking Taroko Gorge. The path then ends with a rest area at the 3.0k mark, before turning around to make a descent via the same trail.

After the hike, take a breather with views of the majestic marble canyons at Swallow’s Grotto. Then, immerse in a little bit of history at the iconic Eternal Spring Shrine. Finally, end of the day with sights of the gorgeous coastline of Hualien at Qingshui Cliff.


Fitness Level

  • This hike involves a 550m elevation gain (about 110 storeys) over a 2 – 3km distance.
  • The first 2.5km of the hike mostly involves a upward climb.
  • The hike back to the entrance goes through the same trail; 550m descent over a 2 – 3 km distance.
  • If you do not exercise on a regular basis and/or walk on flat roads in your daily life, this will be a challenge.
  • On average, a Zhuilu Old Trail hike takes 6 hours to complete.


  • 8 hour private tour & guiding service
  • Entry permit
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Tolls surcharge
  • Lunch
  • National park & trail entrance fee
  • Certified mountain guide and driver
  • Hualien City pick-up & drop off
  • Safety helmet and Hiking stick


  • Souvenirs and personal expense
  • Accommodation
  • Gratuity(optional)

Additional Info

  • Each private tour can have a maximum of 8 participants. If you would like to make a booking for larger groups, please contact us directly.
  • Bookings are subject to availability of our guides. Kindly note that submission of a booking request does not automatically confirm your booking.  
  • Pick up time is approximate and varies according to your hotel/B&B location and traffic conditions.
  • Transport will be via an air-conditioned mini van.
  • There is an additional fee of NTD $400 for pick up/drop off at「Silk Place Hotel」or homestays in (鹽寮) Yanliao area.
  • To process travel insurance for each participant, passport name and number for all participants are required at the point of booking.

Deposit & Refund Policy

  • A deposit of 10% of the total price is required before your booking is confirmed.
  • Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • If the tour is unable to proceed due to extreme weathers conditions (e.g. typhoon, earthquake), the deposit will be refunded.
  • Obtaining entry permits to Zhuilu Old Trail can be difficult due to a daily maximum capacity, and permits can only be applied up to 30 days in advance. If we are unable to obtain the entry permit, your deposit will be refunded.
  • 1
    08:00 Pick up

    Pick up from your hotel/b&b/train station in Hualien City.

  • 2
    Chishingtan Beach


  • 3
    Swallow Grotto

    Entrance of Zhuilu Old Trail [0k]

  • 4
    Badagong Outpost

    Zhuilu Old Trail [1.0k]

  • 5
    Cliff Outpost/Lunch

    Zhuilu Old Trail [3k]

  • 6
    Trail End

    End of Zhuilu Old Trail hike.

  • 7
    Swallow Grotto
  • 8
    Eternal Spring Shrine


  • 9
    Qingshui Cliff


  • 10
    16:00 Drop off

    Drop off at your hotel/b&b in Hualien City.

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