Hiking Jingmei from the Taipei subway

5 minutes from the Jingmei subway (MRT) in southern Taipei lies the neighborhood hiking area, Xian Ji Yan, 仙跡岩. Walk east of the MRT past a park until you arrive at the intersection below. Turn right until you see the trail entrance just on the left.

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The very well constructed and clean path provides a great juxtaposition between the dense green forest and the dense concrete forest.

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Meander down the side paths for lush surroundings and random sculptures.

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At the highest point sits a large temple with a large communal area of picnic tables. The views speak for themselves.

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The backside of the mountain has some great picnic spots as well.
On the weekends you are bound to have some company, though not crowded at all.

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I decided to take a different unmarked path down…

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At the bottom I found the alleyway was another path entryway.

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Here is the street view to help you find this entrance as another option to discover this area.

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At the end of your hike, treat yourself to a rice burger of diced pork or beef at Mosburger, yummy!

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