Neidong National Forest Recreation Area
The waterfall consists of three levels spread out like a white cloth pulled downward into the valley, with Japanese cedars forests enclosing it from the left and right. The cedars make the air rich in negative ions, boosting the health benefits of hikers and other visitors. In addition, the area is a virtual nature classroom, with an abundant variety of plant and animal life. Some to be on the lookout for include Formosan whistling thrushes and Formosan blue magpies, plus the park is considered one of Taiwan’s best places to go frog watching.
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Keelung Mountain Hiking Trail
The Keelung Mountain Hiking Trail is the best trail for visitors who intend to climb Keelung Mountain from the Shuinandong, Jinguashi and Jiufen areas, as it leads right to the summit. Climbing up from the trail entrance, you pass three pagodas. There will be a stone marker at 560 meters, with "Boundary between Yan, Yun-nian and Su, Wei-ren's properties" written on it, right before the summit. Press on and you will reach the summit at 588 meters above sea level, with a recreational pavilion and platform. The vertical distance climbed from the entrance to summit is 267 meters in high. Fit hikers may reach the summit, while the general public will take about an hour, with appropriate breaks recommended.As Keelung Mountain faces direct assault of ocean winds, the strong winds and hugely variable weather makes it difficult for trees to grow. Silvergrass and other herbaceous plants have become dominant in this region.