TAIWAN MOUNTAINS

When you think of Taiwan you wouldn't immediately think that it has, ten national parks and five different mountain ranges with 300+ summits over 2,900M! Taiwan is a mountaineers and outdoor enthusiast paradise. From local city hikes to see famous cityscapes to snow tipped mountains, it is an island that surprising so much more than the concrete jungle it is perceive to be.

The central mountain range, which is composed of three subranges, divides the rolling plains of the west coast, which are home to 90% of the islands population, from the precipitous gorges and narrow canyons of the east coast.

The coastal mountain range, which features more difficult hiking, is made up predominantly of comparatively softer and more erosion prone sandstone and shale. Running along the east coast of Taiwan from Hualien to Taidong, it separates the East-Rift Valley from the Pacific Ocean.

 
 
 

Understanding Mountain Grading

General season is divided into 4 grades:

Grade A: General hiking route, 1-3 hiking days.

Grade B: Intermediate to long-distance route, 4-5 hiking days (or1-3 days but dangerous terrain.)

Grade C: Advanced to long-distance route, more than 5 hiking days.

Grade C+: Advanced to longitudinal route, with rappelling and rock climbing terrain.

Winter season is divided into 2 grades:

Grade D: Any hike that is attempted during winter season.

Grade E: Closed for winter season.

Types of Permits

National Park Permit:
Mountain Permit:
Police Permit:

As a general rule of thumb, all Top 100 mountains will require a permit except most of the Hehuanshan area peaks. None of the Small 100 mountains require a permit, and a few other popular trails like the Walami and the Zhuilu will require it.

Taiwan National Parks

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English Names Chinese Names Area (km²)
Kenting National Park 墾丁國家公園 332.89
Yushan National Park 玉山國家公園 1054.91
Yangmingshan National Park 陽明山國家公園 114.55
Taroko National Park 太魯閣國家公園 920
Shei-Pa National Park 雪霸國家公園 768.5
Kinmen National Park 金門國家公園 37.8
Dongsha Atoll National Park 東沙環礁國家公園 3536.68
Taijiang National Park 臺江國家公園 393.1
South Penghu Marine National Park 澎湖南方四島 國家公園 N/A

The 100 Mountain List (The Baiyue)

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Number Mountain Elevation Grade National Park
1 Yushan 3952 m
12966 ft
A Yushan
2 Xueshan 3886 m
12749 ft
A Shei-Pa
3 Yushan East Peak 3869 m
12694 ft
C+ Yushan
4 Yushan North Peak 3858 m
12657 ft
B Yushan
5 Yushan South Peak 3844 m
12612 ft
C+ Yushan
6 Xiuguluanshan 3825 m
12549 ft
B Yushan
7 Mabolasishan 3785 m
12418 ft
C+ Yushan
8 Nanhudashan 3742 m
12277 ft
B Taroko
9 Dongxiaonanshan 3711 m
12175 ft
C Yushan
10 Central Range Point 3705 m
12156 ft
C+ Taroko
11 Xueshan North Pea 3703 m
12149 ft
C+ Shei-Pa
12 Guanshan 3668 m
12034 ft
C Yushan
13 Dashuikushan 3642 m
11949 ft
B Yushan
14 Nanhushan East Peak 3632 m
11916 ft
B Taroko
15 Dongjundashan 3619 m
11873 ft
C+
16 Qilaishan North Peak 3607 m
11834 ft
B Taroko
17 Xiangyangshan 3603 m
11821 ft
A Yushan
18 Dajianshan 3594 m
11791 ft
B Shei-Pa
19 Yunfeng 3564 m
11693 ft
C Yushan
20 Qilaishan 3560 m
11680 ft
B Taroko
21 Malijiananshan 3546 m
11634 ft
C+ Yushan
22 Nanhubeishan 3536 m
11601 ft
B Taroko
23 Daxueshan 3530 m
11581 ft
C Shei-Pa
24 Pintianshan 3524 m
11562 ft
B Shei-Pa
25 Yushan West Peak 3518 m
11542 ft
A Yushan
26 Touyingshan 3510 m
11516 ft
C Shei-Pa
27 Sanchashan 3496 m
11470 ft
A Yushan
28 Dabajianshan 3492 m
11457 ft
A Shei-Pa
29 Nanhushan South Peak 3475 m
11401 ft
C Taroko
30 Dongluandashan 3468 m
11378 ft
C+
31 Wumingshan 3451 m
11322 ft
C+ Taroko
32 Babashan 3449 m
11316 ft
C Taroko
33 Maxishan 3443 m
11296 ft
C+ Yushan
34 Hehuanshan North Peak 3422 m
11227 ft
A Taroko
35 Hehuanshan East Peak 3421 m
11224 ft
A Taroko
36 Xiaobajianshan 3418 m
11214 ft
B Shei-Pa
37 Hehuanshan Main Peak 3417 m
11211 ft
A Taroko
38 South Yushan 3383 m
11099 ft
C Yushan
39 Bilushan 3371 m
11060 ft
A Taroko
40 Zhuoshedashan 3369 m
11053 ft
C
41 Qilaishan South Peak 3358 m
11017 ft
A
42 Nanshuangtoushan 3356 m
11010 ft
C Yushan
43 Nenggaoshan South Peak 3349 m
10988 ft
C
44 Zhijiayangdashan 3345 m
10974 ft
A Shei-Pa
45 Baigudashan 3342 m
10965 ft
B
46 Batongguanshan 3335 m
10942 ft
A Yushan
47 Xinkangshan 3331 m
10928 ft
C Yushan
48 Dandashan 3325 m
10909 ft
C
49 Taoshan 3325 m
10909 ft
A Shei-Pa
50 Jiayangshan 3314 m
10873 ft
B Shei-Pa
51 Huoshishan 3310 m
10860 ft
C Shei-Pa
52 Chiyoushan 3303 m
10837 ft
A Shei-Pa
53 Yizeshan 3297 m
10817 ft
A Shei-Pa
54 Beinanzhushan 3295 m
10810 ft
C
55 Ganzhuowanshan 3284 m
10774 ft
C
56 Taroko Mountain 3283 m
10771 ft
C+ Taroko
57 Lulushan 3279 m
10758 ft
C Yushan
58 Kaxipananshan 3276 m
10748 ft
C+ Yushan
59 Neilingershan 3275 m
10745 ft
C
60 Lingmingshan 3272 m
10735 ft
B Taroko
61 Jundashan 3265 m
10712 ft
A Yushan
62 Nenggaoshan 3262 m
10702 ft
C
63 Wandongshan West Peak 3258 m
10689 ft
C
64 Jianshan 3253 m
10673 ft
C Shei-Pa
65 Pingfengshan 3250 m
10663 ft
B Taroko
66 Xiaoguanshan 3249 m
10659 ft
C
67 Yixiqingmazhishan 3245 m
10646 ft
C+
68 Mushan 3241 m
10633 ft
C
69 Yushan Front Peak 3239 m
10627 ft
A Yushan
70 Shimenshan 3237 m
10620 ft
A Taroko
71 Wushuangshan 3231 m
10600 ft
C+
72 Taguanshan 3222 m
10571 ft
A Yushan
73 Mabishanshan 3211 m
10535 ft
C Taroko
74 Dafenjianshan 3208 m
10525 ft
C Yushan
75 Xueshan East Peak 3201 m
10502 ft
A Shei-Pa
76 Nanhuashan 3184 m
10446 ft
A
77 Guanshanlingshan 3176 m
10420 ft
A Yushan
78 Hainuonanshan 3174 m
10413 ft
C
79 Zhongxueshan 3173 m
10410 ft
A Shei-Pa
80 Shuanshan 3168 m
10394 ft
A Taroko
81 Ganshufeng 3158 m
10361 ft
C+ Taroko
82 Hehuanshan West Peak 3145 m
10318 ft
A Taroko
83 Shenmazhenshan 3141 m
10305 ft
A Taroko
84 Kalayeshan 3133 m
10279 ft
A Shei-Pa
85 Kuhanuoxinshan 3115 m
10220 ft
A Yushan
86 Jialishan 3112 m
10210 ft
A Shei-Pa
87 Baishishan 3110 m
10203 ft
C
88 Panshishan 3106 m
10190 ft
C Taroko
89 Patuolushan 3101 m
10174 ft
C Taroko
90 Beidawushan 3092 m
10144 ft
A
91 Xiluandashan 3081 m
10108 ft
A
92 Tafenshan 3070 m
10072 ft
C Yushan
93 Liwuzhushan 3069 m
10069 ft
C Taroko
94 Andongjunshan 3068 m
10066 ft
C
95 Guangtoushan 3060 m
10039 ft
C
96 Yangtoushan 3035 m
9957 ft
A Taroko
97 Bulakesangshan 3026 m
9928 ft
C
98 Jupenshan 3022 m
9915 ft
C+ Yushan
99 Liushunshan 2999 m
9839 ft
B
100 Lushan 2981 m
9780 ft
C Yushan
 

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