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North Section 2

  • Last Updated:2024-02-26
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  • Wumingshan Cliff
  • The bell is ringing in Shandong at sunrise
  •  Guimenguan Mountain
  • Beautiful mountain views throughout the second section of the North Section
  • Ring Hill Tribe
  • Mt. Zhongyangjian sunset
ManagementMt. Hehuan Service Station
Trail LevelGrade 5
Permits RequiredPark Entry Permit Required
The length of the trail0Meter
Needed time 4-6 days
Remark1. The trail passes through the ridgeline cliff, the Ghost Gate cliff, and Wuming Cliff, all of which are steep and dangerous. Please traverse these areas with caution.
2. Hikers do not need a Mountain Access Permit for the trail (within Ren'ai Township, Nantou County): this policy is as of February 2020.
Phone Number04-25991195

Trail Introduction

The second northern section of the Central Mountain Range (colloquially: “North Section 2”) collectively refers to the section between Mt. Zhongyangjian to the north and Mt. Bilu and Mt. Yangtou  to the south. Not including these peripheral three mountains, North Section 2 includes four baiyue: Ganshu Peak, Mt. Wuming, Mt. Lingming, and Mt. Shuan. Because the traverse between North Sections 1 and 2 from Mt. Zhongyangjian to Ganshu Peak, notoriously known as the “Death Ridge”, requires a high level of mountaineering experience, most mountaineers will opt instead to isolate North Section 2 as a circular route.

Photo caption: Sunset at Mt. Zhongyangjian.

Photo caption: Mt. Guimenguan (Death Ridge)

Photo caption: Mt. Wuming Cliff

Photo caption: Sunrise at the saddle of Mt. Lingming

Photo caption: Huanshan Village 


Traffic Information
Bus1. The nearest bus stop to the trailhead is Qingquan Bridge (Zhongyang Xi) , which is serviced by Koukuang Bus 1751 (Yilan - Lishan) and 1764 (Luodong - Lishan) from Yilan County.
2. Bus schedules are available from #iBus Info System, and please check Route Search> Search by Bus Operator> Koukuang Bus 1751, 1764.
DrivingVehicles can drive directly to Qingquan Bridge, which is located on Provincial Highway 7A (7Jia) in Heping District, Taichung City. From there, vehicles can drive into the 730 Forest Road. Although 11.7 km marks the trailhead for North Section 2 and is officially the endpoint for vehicles, wider cars may not be able to pass between 8 – 9 km.