Beyond Elephant Mountain: Part I – The Four Beasts (四獸山步道)

And whilst most people will get to Elephant Mountain, take a few photos and turnaround, I strongly recommend you push on. It’s not a difficult hike, but it’s well worth it and I’d argue that almost anyone could complete it providing they choose a pace which is suitable for them.

Mt. Dadong (大棟山): Hiking from Huilong to Yingge

Without a doubt, one of the best things about living in Taipei is that you can find a near endless supply of hiking trails within minutes of the city – many of which are reachable by public transport. This is just another one of those trails.

Elephant Mountain (象山): Taipei’s most popular hike

If you’ve read pretty much any review site, blog or guide to Taipei, you’ll find a hike up Elephant Mountain is usually in the top 3 things people recommend you to do – often taking the top spot.