By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei (Taiwan News)–The Tiammu Ancient Trail, an old trail connecting Tiammu to
Yangmingshan, provides an easy getaway from the craziness and madness of life in Taipei as well as an alternative way to get to the Yangmingshan National Park. The trail takes hikers right into countryside environments the minute they set foot on the trail entrances.
The best way to get to the entrances of the trail is by bus. Hikers should get off at the Tiammu bus stop and walk to the end of Sec. 7, Zhongshan N. Rd., where the lower trailhead is located, or alternatively get off at the Shanzaihou stop on Yangmingshan and walk to the upper trailhead on Aifu 3rd Street.
Hikers taking the trail from the lower end will have to climb hundreds of steps along a large black water pipeline to a rest area where the trail begins to level and the steps are replaced by a gravel trail, where the pipeline continues underneath the gravel surface.