Set in Yilan County, about 20 minutes from Jiaoxi (礁溪) using Taiwan’s wonderful Taiwan Free Shuttle Bus services, is a popular short hiking trail of Linmen Shipan.
A Taiwanese government site introduces :
Located at Jiaosi Township of Yilan County, Linmei Village is regarded as a real life Utopia after years of community development. Although it is not included in the project of Promotion Team. The construction of its Shipan Trail has successfully connects the villagers, ecosystem and the industry, and helped it earn the fame as “Linmei Eco-Village.”
With both geography and natural ecology being taken care of, Linmei Village becomes a model “town village”. […]
Along the Trail grow all kinds of ferns, including Sphaeropteris lepifera, and Persea japonica Sieb by the riverside. Dicrurus aeneus, Rhyacornis fuliginosus and other birds perch along the creek. The spectacular Shipan Waterfall, the huge rock platform, the plants and birds all impress the tourists with their natural beauty as excellent attractions of an ecotour. […]
The circular trail is a 1,700m long with the rock in the center. It is a trail for self-guided tour with information boards established along the way, and no admission charge is required..
The trail is circular, going around the mountains, with waterfalls, forests, and a generally relaxing natural atmosphere.
Along the road leading to the trail, you’re bound to find many local villagers selling their merchandize. My favorite treat, is this Taiwanese local ice-cream, a wrapped peanut-butter with peppermint icy thingy (name?).
Taiwan has a great service called the Taiwan Free Bus that will pick you up from
More? Not much on the web, but there are still a few short posts :
National Parks of Taiwan – 《The Trail》Shipan Trail of Linmei
- Linmei Shipan Trail – Off the beaten track.
- TravBuddy – Linmei Shipan Trail and the snow mountain tunnel