- The trail along the stream is surrounded by mountains. The road is flat and easy to walk on, and is thus suitable for parents with children.
- There are two places on the way that you have to wade across a stream. This is the best route for water play and hiking in the summer.
- It’s about 1.5 kilometers long and It’s a one-way trail. You will need to turn around at the end of the trail.
- It takes 2-3 hours to walk along the whole trail.
- There is a viewing platform at the end of the trail. You can overlook the view of Guishan Island.
A good place to cool off in summer
The whole way of Pingxi Old Trail is shaded by plants. There are two places on the way that you have to wade across a stream. The stream flows slowly and is very clear. The depth is only to your calf. It’s a very good place for water play in the summer. You may also observe the stream ecology. Sometimes you can even see some of the fishes, shrimps or crabs. If you would like to walk through the stream to finish the whole old trail, we recommend you bring a pair of river tracing shoes or rain boots so you won’t get wet.
You can overlook Guishan Island at the end of the trail or continue to walk to Shekong Trail that connects to it.
At the end of the Trail, there is a viewing platform that has a good view. If the weather is clear, you can overlook Guishan Island and see the beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. If it’s cloudy, you may enjoy the beauty of mist in the mountains. If you have enough time, supply, water and food, you can continue to walk to Shekong Trail, a branch line of the Tamsui-Kavalan Trail, which connects to it at the end of the Trail and goes all the way to Toucheng Waiao, to finish the last mile of the middle section of the Kavalan Trails.
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Pinglin Ecological Park
On the hillside adjacent to the Pinglin Tea Museum, the Pinglin Ecological Park is a 3-hectare botanical garden with numerous plant collections, including the native plants, aquatic plant collection, flying spider-monkey tree fern collection, tea shrubs (of course) and many other plant species. On the hilltop there is a deity statue of Chajiao Mazu (or Mazu of Tea Townships).
Dahan River Left, Right Bank Cycling Route
The Dahan River Bike Trails run throughout Taipei County. There are Left Bank and Right Bank trails. The Left Bank Trail is a greenway through Xinzhuang, Shulin and Yingge and follows along Dahan River. Theroad condition is good, so this is a mellow bike ride to take. The Right Bank touches on Banqiao Huajiang Bridge, where it begins andcontinues on to Tucheng City. The 12 KM trip is mystifying.