Mount Keelung hike above Jiufen, Taiwan

It’s February 1st, 2014, Happy Chinese New Year!!

Day 3 of vacation we set off for the perched coastal city of Jiufen to tackle the highest point in the area for awesome coastal views. This doesn’t look like a difficult trek, though the main path is mostly straight up! So, prepare your calves well.

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View of Mt. Keelung (pronounces Gee Lung) from the bus off Route 102
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The Spring blossoms are starting to come out, gorgeous against the blue sky!
The uneven steep steps make it an interesting endeavor.
The uneven steep steps make it an interesting endeavor.

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Despite the crowds in Jiufen, the mountain was pretty scarce, just a few families along the way to share our picnic atrium space with.IMG_7817

After about a 40 minute ascent, the view is definitely well worth it!

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Ahhh, lounging above the sea of clouds!

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Ya hoo!!
Ya hoo!!

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The way back down we decided the steeper of the two paths was a better choice, and we were granted with more great views to take in!IMG_7850

Interesting half tree we see everywhere that we need to research...
Interesting half tree we see everywhere that we need to research…

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When the sun sets across the view from the Jiufen road, the ambience just keeps getting better!IMG_7858 IMG_7860 IMG_7867

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Be ready for crowds in Jiufen, any time of the year except on a non-holiday weekday.IMG_7865 IMG_7868 IMG_7871

Next trip, we are coming early or just going to stay the night!

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3 thoughts on “Mount Keelung hike above Jiufen, Taiwan

  1. What is the elevation? Cool that you can hike in the mountains! Looks like a lot of fun and so great to be out in nature! It must be warm since you are wearing just a tank top! Lucky you!

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