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Dali Datong

  • Last Updated:2024-02-23
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  • Overlooking mountain far apart(.jpg)
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ManagementSuhua Service Station
Recreation ZoneTaroko Recreation Area
Remark1. This trail’s terrain is steep. Please be aware of your own physical condition before entering the trail, and plan your time accordingly.
2.Some portions of the road are complicated. Using a guide is advised.
3. The trail is located in the park’s general protected area as well as indigenous reserved land. Please respect the local residents’ culture and lifestyle; do not trespass into homes or onto farmland.
Phone Number03-8621100 ext 321 - 322

The trail towards Dali begins next to the public restrooms at the Taroko Terrace Bus Parking Lot. It overlaps Dekalun Trail and then ascends via steps. A one-way hike to Dali takes about three hours, and then two and a half hours from Dali Village to Datong Village. The trail features information signboards along the way.

Dali Village, formerly known as Xoxos, is above the left bank of Shakadang River, located on a 915-meter-high terrace.

Datong Village, formerly named Shakadang, is located on a 1128-meter-high terrace above the left bank, near the middle section of Shakadang River. These two villages were relocated in 1980 to the Minle Community in Xiulin Township’s Fushi Village. They were the last villages in Taroko National Park to be moved from the mountains.


Service Facitilies
Visitor Center. Service Station. Police Station. Shop. Food and Drink. Public Restroom. Parking Lot. Viewing Deck. Mountaineering. Bus Station. Accommodation. Message board.
Traffic Information
BikeThe trail is not accessible for bikes. Cyclists are recommended to lock up bikes at the bike racks in the Taroko Terrace Parking Lot at Taroko National Park Headquarters.
Bus1. From Hualien Station, take buses Tianxiang-1133, or Lishan-1141, Taroko-1129, or TaiwanTrip Bus 310 bound for Tianxiang, and alight at Taroko National Park Headquarters visitor center.
2. From Xincheng Station, take Taroko Bus 302 or take buses 310 or 1133 bus bound for Tianxiang, and alight at Taroko National Park Headquarters visitor center.
3. From Tianxiang: Take buses 302, 1133, or 310 (bound for Hualien or Xincheng), and alight at Taroko National Park Headquarters visitor center.
4. Bus schedules are available from #iBus Info System, and please check Route Search> Search by Bus Operator> UBus #310, 1133, 1129 or Taroko Bus 302 or Hualien Bus 1141.
5. Please consult News > FAQ on our website. Check for “ Transportation: Where can I purchase day passes for buses to Taroko National Park?”
DrivingTake Provincial Highway 8 or Provincial Highway 9 to Taroko Terrace. The trailhead is next to the public restrooms near the west bus parking lot. Enter from Dekalun Trail, which connects to the Dali-Datong Trail at its highest point.
ParkingThe parking lot at the Taroko National Park Visitor Center can accommodate small and large cars, tour buses. Disabled parking spaces are available for those with valid permits.