Peaks of Taiwan

A guide to Taiwan's high mountains

Top peaks


Cabins and shelters

合歡山 (全景) ● Hehuan Mountain (Panorama) by Raymond.Ling.43 , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Route guides

Detailed planning information

Dozens of routes cover Taiwan's high mountains, ranging from day hikes to 10-day treks. These guides contain detailed information about popular hikes including maps, permit information, campground and cabin details, as well as recommended itineraries.

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The 100 peaks

Completing the 100 peaks of Taiwan is the ultimate hiking challenge. Browse peaks organized by difficulty, route, cabin access, and more.

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合歡山 (全景) ● Hehuan Mountain (Panorama) by Raymond.Ling.43 , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Safety Information

Hiking Taiwan's mountains legally and safely


The different types and how to apply


Required for all high mountain routes


What to watch out for on the trail


How to get help if an accident happens


Getting to and from the trailhead


Recommended gear for the trail

About this site

A community resource

Peaks of Taiwan was created in 2020 by Ben Homnick with the goal of becoming an authoritative source of information for English-speaking hikers wishing to explore Taiwan's high mountains. We hope to improve access and safety awareness so more hikers can confidently enjoy Taiwan's natural beauty. This site will always be open-source, community-supported and free to access.

Peaks of Taiwan welcomes contributions from anyone. If you'd like to contribute please choose a section below or contact us.

  • Data and Content

    We welcome any data or content additions to peaks, routes, or informational articles. GPX routes and recommended itineraries are especially useful.

  • Photographs

    Any high-quality photographs of routes or peaks are welcome. Creators will receive attribution for their work. Photographs can be submitted here.

  • Code

    This project is open source and available on GitHub at Please see contribution instructions there.