Wulai

***THIS  HIKE IS CURRENTLY INACCESSABLE DUE TO TYPHOON DAMAGE***

Wulai District, New Taipei City

Highlights: Wulai Falls, Neidong Falls, Xinxian Waterfall

This easy walk takes you through the valley to the area’s two waterfalls

Access: take the MRT to Xindian station then the bus to Wulai

Length: 13km

Difficulty Level: 1/5

Trail Conditions: mostly paved trails

The Hike:

From the bus stop take the old street through Wulai village. The road crosses the river at the end of the old street. Cross the street after the bridge and climb up the stairs to the mini-train station.

Wulai old street

Wulai old street

bridge at the end of the old street

bridge at the end of the old street

mini-train station

mini-train station

The mini-train goes for a bout 2km to a small village across from Wulai Falls.

riding the mini-train

riding the mini-train

mini-train station at Wulai Falls Village

mini-train station at Wulai Falls Village

The small village across the river from the falls has some souvenir shops, eateries, and a gondola that goes to the top of the falls where there is a park with a few old attractions.

Wulai Falls Village

Wulai Falls Village

Wulai Falls

Wulai Falls

To reach Niedong Falls keep following the road straight out of the village, through a tunnel, and around the bend in the river. Keep walking along the road until you come to a suspension bridge crossing the river. Cross here. This is the start of the Xinxian Trail, which is really more of an old road rather than an actual hiking trail.

bridge at the start of the Xinxian Trail

bridge at the start of the Xinxian Trail

The trail follows the river passing numerous small waterfalls along the way which have strange names. The largest of these is S-MERGI DAGI, which makes for a good spot to have a rest along the trail  The trail ends at a small village. Walk through the village and you’ll come the car park for the falls. You have to pay $80 to enter the waterfalls area.

S-MERGI DAGI waterfall

S-MERGI DAGI waterfall

Neidong Falls are a short hike from the entrance. One way to the falls you’ll spot Xinxian Waterfall on the other side of the river.

Xinxian Waterfall

Xinxian Waterfall

Neidong Falls has two levels which can only be seen from viewing platforms.

lower Neidong Falls

lower Neidong Falls

upper Neidong Falls

upper Neidong Falls

Map of the Hike

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