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Full-Day Taroko Gorge Hike: Zhuilu Old Trail from Hualien City

From US$109.00
  • Explore one of Taroko National Park’s most beautiful trails
  • Tour includes Zhuilu Old Trail hiking permits to save time and avoid hassle
  • Transport from Hualien City makes it easy to access the national park
Full-Day Taroko Gorge Hike: Zhuilu Old Trail from Hualien City
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Full-Day Taroko Gorge Hike: Zhuilu Old Trail from Hualien City
Hike the Zhuilu Old Trail through Taroko National Park on a full-day hiking tour from Hualien. Since this guided hiking tour secures your Zhuilu Old Trail hiking permit in advance, you can forget about logistics and focus on the soaring cliffs, marble walls, and lush vegetation that you’ll discover on this spectacular, 3.9-mile (6.3-kilometer) hike.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at Hualien City and then board a climate-controlled vehicle for the scenic trip to Taroko National Park, stopping at a convenience store to pick up snacks, water, or lunch along the way.

At the starting point, cross a dramatic suspension bridge to access the Zhuilu Old Trail, entering a section of Taroko National Park that’s only accessible with a permit. The first stretch of trail, with steep stairs, is the most challenging, and you can watch for birds, monkeys, and mountain goats at the edge of the trail.

After roughly two hours of walking, you’ll reach the towering Zhuilu Cliffs and admire panoramic views across Taroko Gorge. Pause to enjoy snacks or lunch at the Cliff Outpost and then follow the Zhuilu Old Trail back to the starting point, finishing by crossing the suspension bridge once more. This hiking tour concludes with return transfer to Hualien City.
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1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zhuilu Old Trail - fantastic

We had a wonderful day out to Taroko Gorge with Eye Taiwan. Our guide - Chester - picked us up from our hotel in Hualien and drove us to Taroko Gorge. We stopped to pick up 2 others on the way and our group was...More

Thank B9245GKbenr
Reviewed 19 April 2018
best way to quickly see what Taroko Gorge has to offer!!

We ended up short on time for a lot of the taroko hikes but doing this full day hiking experience allowed us to quickly catch up on some of the major views. Our tour guide, William Ho, was very funny and informative. He even brought...More

1  Thank wenliu927
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile
Breathtaking hike with great company

Just finished a tour led by William Ho and I just want to echo all the positive reviews on TripAdvisor! From start to finish, I felt very comfortable knowing everything was taken care of and I could just go enjoy the hike and views. Unfortunately...More

1  Thank yvho12
Reviewed 15 February 2018
Best Time in Taroko National Park

We booked a private hiking tour and requested William Ho as our guide due to all the excellent reviews from other travelers. We were not disappointed. First, the trail is breathtaking. A must do if you are visiting the area. I have to say it...More

Thank momopepper
Reviewed 31 January 2018
Amazing hike and experience

The Old Zhuilu trail is simply stunning and worth every ounce of energy expended on the 6.2 km round trip hike. William Ho is one of the best tour guides I have ever had. He is accommodating, funny, outgoing, and shares knowledge about the area...More

Thank Gilburt C
EyeTravelTaiwan, 經理 at Eye Travel Taiwan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Hi Gilburt C, Thank you for taking the time out to write such a nice review of Eye Travel Taiwan & William. We are flattered and grateful that you rated 5-star for our service. Hopefully, we can have fun with you and your friends in...More

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