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Dali Datong

Updated:2020-02-19 3533


Suhua Service Station
Recreation Zone
Taroko Recreation Area
915 m
1. 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.
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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

The 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.
1. From Hualien station, take Hualien Bus 1129 bound for Taroko, 1133A, or 1133 bound for Tianxiang, Luoshao-1126, or Lishan-1141, and alight at Taroko National Park Headquarters.
2. From Xincheng station take Taroko Bus 302 bound for Tianxiang and alight at Taroko National Park Headquarters.
Take 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.