Pinxi (平溪) is such a great area, littered with places to eat and beautiful scenic mountains views. The area is ladened with great hiking trails that make for a great day trip from Taipei City.
The route departed from Shidi Street at around 11:30am. We made our way up when it began to thunderstorm. We attempted Zhongyang but lost our way and took a the valley down to then earby town. The entire loop will take a good part of the day and if attempting, be sure to start early!
Shidi Street 石底路－》Xiaozi 孝子山 －》Cimu 慈母 －》Zhongyang 中央 (attempted) －》Returned back to PinXi town
Like most hiking areas in Taiwan, the The hiking trails cuts through thickly vegetation, but what makes this area unique are the steeply sloped staircases. All that work on the stairmaster will certainly pay off! If you’ve never been on one, you’ll soon find out what it feels like…
On the way to Cimu, the trail flattens our considerably, and becomes much more manageable all the way towards Zhongyang.
Returning to Pinxi..
Take an entire day to do the loop, it will be worth it!