Sandiaoling Hike (三貂嶺) – Pinxi Area
A friend invited me to join a group Taiwanese through a 18km hike in an area between Pinxi and Jiufen. The weather held up quite well, and it turned out to be a hiking experience I had never experienced before. For one, the average age was somewhere between 40-50 years old. We were by the youngest of the group. Second, this hike takes you through open fields, brush fields, an old mining facility, and a beautiful waterfall to top it all off.
Unfortunately, my camera was acting up and the majority of the pictures were completely lost 😦 The pictures shown are all within the last 5 km the hike.
It’s a pretty extensive route. Not sure if the names are official as they are directly translated from the Chinese characters.
三貂嶺車站 (Sandiaoling Train Station)→夢幻瀑布 (Menghuan Waterfall)→德宮 (Ruideguang)→三貂大崙 (Sandiao dalun)→三貂嶺山(Sandiao lingshan)→探幽亭(午餐) (tan you ting)→不厭亭(bu ya ting)→牡丹山 (Mu dan Mountain)→金山福德宮(jin shan fu ting temple)→百二崁古道 (bai er kan Ancient Road)→金礦坑口 (gold mine tunnel)、茂風聚落遺址 (mao feng ju luo yi zhi)→地質公園 (geology park)→黃金博物館 (Gold Museum)→斜坡索道 (sloped ropeway)→本山六坑口 (mountain base no. 6)→無極索道隧道 (Everlasting Ropeway Tunnel)→十三層選礦場遺址(13 layer mine pit)→黃金瀑布 (Gold mine waterfall)→出濱海公路搭車返家 (return home)
Starting location of the hikes