A trip to Xiangtian Pond via Erziping Trail makes me appreciate Yangmingshan even more

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/08/27
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The open terrain at the end of Erziping Trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—All hiking trails in Yangmingshan National Park have their own merits, but one stands out for its shadiness, easiness, and popularity, and that’s Erziping Trail.

In the afternoon of August 25, I parked my car near the entrance of the Erziping Trail, which is also accessible by Bus 108 that tours around Yangmingshan National Park, and began my journey to visit Xiangtian Pond via Erziping Trail.

Erziping Trail is Taiwan’s first accessible outdoor trail, and the total distance of is 1.8 km. The round-trip walk takes about 80 minutes. The path, which is flat, is divided into the pavement part and the gravel part. As an avid runner, I like to run whenever possible. So it just took me less than 15 minutes to reach the end of the trail, which is an open terrain with a couple of ponds that nurture a variety of aquatic plants and frogs.    [FULL  STORY]

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