Category Archives: Trail runs – Noncompetitive

Dazhi to Bayan (Yangmingshan) 大直到八煙 (陽明山) 25k, 1200m+

One of the best things about this route is how easy it is to see how far you’ve traveled by foot. The course starts at sea-level in northern Taipei City and travels east along the Yangmingshan National Park until it arrives on the coastal side of Yangmingshan. It ends at a scenic natural hot spring area and a small farming village. As you make your way up to the top of this course at 850m above sea level, don’t forget to glance back at Taipei…

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Rueifang to Shuangxi (32.7km, 1700m+)

If you are looking for a long run through some varied forest, this would be it. Starting at Rueifang (less than 40 minutes from Taipei), this trail takes runners up to the hills of Banping and Teapot Mountain and then south into the jungle, and eventually towards the small village of Shuangxi, where runners can make their way back to Taipei. The run starts with a good 4k warm up on the road from Ruifang in the direction of Houtong. To avoid the road, runners…

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