By Sunny Chen | 28 April 2017 | 0 Comments

Teapot Mountain Trail is definitely one of my favorite hikes. On a clear day, Teapot can easily be conquered on a day trip from Taipei that includes a visit to the nearby towns of Jinguashi and Jiufen and it gets its name precisely because it looks like a teapot. A full weekend away could include any of the beautiful scenic areas of the Northeast Coast and many other nice spots. The trail starts on the grounds of Jinguashi’s Gold Ecological Museuem. There’s no entrance fee to the museum’s grounds, just walk in the main gate and wind your way through to the other side. The Teapot Mountain, like many others in Taiwan, starts off very steeply, and continues very steeply.  There is a clear trail to the teapot that is actually a dirt road for most of the way.  There are also several pavilions to rest in and escape the sun if your here on a particularly hot day. Teapot Trail is a hike that could be accomplished easily but has plenty of challenging sections to keep things interesting. If there are no dirt trails, giant boulders to climb over, and hair-raising views to the valley below, it would be a boring hike. I’ve been here several times and each time it has different stunning views, but I would recommend to come here in the fall where you can see Japanese silvergrass draped over the all the mountains nearby.


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