Pingxi Historic Trail

Product Number: TWOD-001
☀️☀️☀️ Trail Rating: Moderate ☀️☀️☀️

Join Parkbus Taiwan on a 10km thru hike along the Pingxi Historic Trail & Shikong Historic Trail 坪溪古道 & 石空古道. This small group tour takes guests from the mountainous area of Pingxi, New Taipei City to the stunning and rugged east coast of Taiwan in Yilan County.

Trip Overview

Hiking in Taiwan - Pingxi Historic Trail - Parkbus Taiwan

So you want to hike Pingxi Historic Trail (坪溪古道)?

Connected with other historic trails in the region, such as the Shikong Historic Trail (石空古道), these historical hiking routes were used extensively during the Qing Dynasty period for those trading and traveling between the Tamsui (淡水) and Kavalan (噶瑪蘭族) prefectures of northern Taiwan. At present time, these areas fall within Taipei City and Yilan County. This trail is part of a larger network of trails called the Tamshui-Kavalan Cultural and Historic Trail Network (淡蘭古道中路). There are three major sections of this trail network; northern, middle, and southern sections.

The package offers participants the opportunity to hike 10km from New Taipei City to Yilan along two historic hiking trails in Taiwan. These are easy, non-technical trails that offer glimpses over the picturesque east coast of Taiwan. There are a few streams to cross, but they aren’t too deep. Bring a bathing suit and a small towel to dry up if you want to cool off in the river. The route we will be taking (see map below) will end in Wai’ao, where guests can take a dip in the Pacific Ocean or grab a bite to eat and a drink at one of the local eateries in town.

Please select between renting a sedan or van with a bilingual driver. You can also select to add a tour guide on to this package. 

In this itinerary, guests will enjou a 10-kilometer walk along two historic trails from New Taipei City to Yilan County. On this easy trail, you will be able to enjoy the picturesque east coast of Taiwan, and you will also cross several very shallow streams. If you want to relax in the cool water and dry off your body, please bring a small towel and a bathing suit.

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Hiking in Taiwan - Pingxi Historic Trail - Parkbus Taiwan - Turtle Island

Hiking in Taiwan - Pingxi Historic Trail - Parkbus Taiwan - Mountain views over Yilan County

Hiking in Taiwan - Shikong Historic Trail - Parkbus Taiwan

Daily Itinerary
Suggested Schedule
  • 07:30  – Bus Pick Up: Taipei Main Station (在台北車站集合並搭上 van)
  • 09:30  – Arrive at Wushan Campground Parking Lot (抵達烏山營地停車場)
  • 16:00  – Bus Departure from Wai'ao Train Station (從外澳端集合並返回台北)
  • 18:00  – Estimated Return: Taipei Main Station (預計抵達台北車站)


Cost Description
Price Includes

✅ Reservable ticket(可保留的座位)
✅ Return bus service(來回交通服務)
✅ Passenger insurance on bus(交通強制險)
✅ Travel agency liability insurance(旅遊責任險)
✅ Guiding services (optional)(導覽服務)

Price Excludes

❌ Admission fee(入園費)
❌ Food or drinks(午餐)
❌ Additional stops(園區外之停靠點)
❌ Personal travel insurance(個人旅遊平安險)


⚠️ This small group hiking trip is limited to 17 guests. If we are unable to secure 10 guests, we reserve the right to cancel this trip with advanced notice and full refunds provided to any guests who have already paid. Thank you for understanding.

⚠️ This trip will drop passengers off at the Wushan Campground Parking Lot 烏山62號露營地 in the morning and will pick up the entire group at the Wai’ao Train Station at the end of the day. Participants must understand that if they miss the pickup time, they are responsible for arranging transportation home. This trip also requires participants to have beginner to moderate fitness endurance levels.

⚠️ This tour is a guided, small-group hike. This means that the group will hike together with the guide. We know that some people enjoy hiking and being in nature alone, so this may mean that the group will meet at predefined checkpoints along the route to ensure the group stays together. Thank you for your understanding.