The Yinhe Cave Hiking Trail
The waterfall comes down directly halfway on the mountain cliff; the stunning scenery is popular with travelers
- The Yinhe Cave is an IG check-in location.
- Photo tip: stand on the Temple's protruding terrace and take photos with the waterfall and cave.
- It’s very relaxing and enjoyable to walk the wooded paths along the way and inhale the fresh air.
- Maokong Gondola Station can be reached by hiking through the Yinhe Cave Trail.
- Walk carefully as the stairway is slippery.
Exploring the Yinhe Cave.
The Yinhe Cave is a concave surface of the mountain in the upper reaches of Meiziliao River. In addition to appreciating the waterfall and ferns on the Guanyin Temple's terrace, you can rest in the stone tables and chairs while being immersed in the atmosphere of the mountains and woods. Visitors can also walk through to the Lü Dongbin Temple behind to get close to the waterfall for the cool mist. It is said that the Lü Dongbin Temple is built because of the alleged Lü Dongbin's footprint on a rock above the waterfall. This is pairing with his other footprint at Xianjiyan in Jingmei. Lü Dongbin Temple was therefore established here, and giving the place a touch of mystery.
Visitors can take a bus to "Yinhe Cave station" or "Zhongsheng Bridge station," and walk for 10 minutes to reach the trail entrance, and the Yinhe Cave is 30-minute walk away. If your physical condition permits, you can also hike from the Yinhe Cave Trail to Maokong Gondola Station for a day trip!
How to Get ThereChoose a transportation method based on your departure location.
Along the Shuang River, Longmen Riverside Park consists of the leisure zone and the riverside zone. Inside the park is Longmen Camping Ground, a perfect holiday desinaion for parents and children. There are diﬀerent types of camping sites, i.e. wooden huts, automobiles, wooden ﬂoors and grasses.
Not only did Jiufen's hilly terrain create many parallel roads at various altitudes, it also created the need for many tiny paths connecting these roads. This is the unique phenomenon of the "penetrant alley". A penetrant alley refers to "a narrow pathway found between houses or arcades". Based on this characteristic, we can categorize it in three groups: the first group consists of pathways sandwiched between two residential homes; the second group are the paths underneath residential houses, as if one is walking through an arcade or a mining tunnel; and the last group consists of steps between houses that connect two major roads.These penetrant alleys were a direct response to the large amount of immigrants during the heyday of the gold rush and the densely built housing communities such a sudden jump in population created.