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Zhuilu Ancient Trail

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  • Address:Yanzikou Tunnel, Xiulin Township, Hualien County
  • Contact Number:03-8621100
  • Sightseeing
    Splendid Hualien
    Xiulin Township

Zhuilu Ancient TrailZhuilu Old Trail in Taroko National Park, and rises 700 meters above sea level. The canyon here is made of dense, strong marble, its nearly vertical walls formed by swelling land and the erosive Liwu River cutting through Sanjiaozhui Mountain’s southeastern peak. Zhuilu Old Trail winds along the Zhuilu Cliffs, across from the Fuji Cliffs.Zhuilu Ancient TrailZhuilu’s hard marble makeup does not absorb water well, and so cannot support much plant life along the Trail. Looking down from the precipitous cliffside and seeing the water rush by far below is an intimidating but amazing experience of Taroko’s majestic canyons.Zhuilu Ancient TrailDue to safety reasons, Zhuilu Old Trail was closed off for several years. In consideration of ecotourism and historical preservation, the Trail was later renovated and 3.1 kilometers of the 10.3-kilometer-long road were opened. The section from Zhuilu Bridge to Cliff Outpost is accessible, but hikers must obtain a mountain entry permit and park entry permit to enter the trail.