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Shakadang Trail Closed

Updated:2021-01-11 Viewing Count29k


Suhua Service Station
Trail Level
Scenic Trail
60 m
The length of the trail
4100 m
1. Visitor can hike from Taroko Naitonal Park Headquarter visitor center to Shakadang tunnel walking on the left side of tunnel. about 380 meters to the east ventilation exit to connect the Xiaozhuilu trail. About hiking 600 meters of Xiaozhuilu trail, the trail will connect to the Shakadang trail beneath the Shakadang bridge.
2. The trail is about 1.5 km one way from Shakadang bridge (trailhead) to 5D Cabin (phonetic sound is Wujianwu) and the round trip is about 3 km/ an hour hike for a round trip. This an hour hike does not include the hike from the Park headquarters to the Xiaozhuilu trail. If you are setting out from Taroko National Park headquarters via Xiaozhuilu trail (1.3km one way), connecting the trailhead of Shakadang trail after completing the Xiaozhuilu trail. One can continue the hike for Shakadang trail.
3. The Shakadang trail is 4.1 km one way. A round trip is about 8.2 km to 3D Cabin (phonetic sound Sanjianwu)/ 3.-4 hour hike for a round trip. If your time is limited, one can hike to 1.5 5D Cablin (phonetic sound Wujianwu)/ 3km for a round trip/ about 1 hr or 1 hr and 15 minutes walking time for a round trip.
4. No toilets on this trail. Please use the restroom prior to entering. (restrooms are available at car park).
5.This trail runs along the cliff. Be sure to pay attention to the safety of your children. Please stay on the trail.
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Note: The Shakadang Trail extends beyond the Xiaozhuilu Trail below the Shakadang Bridge. 

Shakadang Trail is also known as "Mysterious Valley Trail" and was renamed to "Shakadang Trail" in 2001. This trail is built along the river cliff so travelers can easily observe both the rock folds and plant ecosystem beside in the river valley. After 4.1km you will arrive at 3D Cabin –phonetic sound Sanjianwu, which is the favorite of visitors. After the first curve there is a deep pool with clear water that has enchanted many visitors. In May, it is the season when Tung tree flowers bloom, making the trail a pleasant flower hallway with flowers filling the air like snow flakes.

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Service Facitilies

Visitor Center、Service Station、Police Station、Shop、Food and Drink、Public Restroom、Gas station、Parking Lot、Viewing Deck、Exhibition Hall、Bus Station、Accommodation、Message board、Accessibile Restroom、Accessibile Parking

Traffic Information

1. From Hualien Station, take buses 1133 or 310 bound for Tianxiang, or Luoshao-1126 or Lishan-1141, and alight at Shakadang trail.
2. From Xincheng Station, take Taroko Bus 302 or take a bus 310 or 1133 bound for Tianxiang, and Shakadang trail.
3. From Tianxiang bond for Xincheng or Hualien railway station, buses will not stop at Shakadang trail. Visitors are advised to walk to Taroko National Park Headquarters visitor center for about 1 km/20minutes by foot (through the Shakadang Tunnel) to take a bus to Xincheng or Hualien train station.
4. Please consult News > FAQ on our website. https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Event/FAQ “ Transportation: Where can I purchase day passes for buses to Taroko National Park?.”
1. From Taroko National Park Headquarters follow the Shakadang tunnel to Shakadang Bridge on Central Cross-Island Highway (Highway 8) westward about 1 km to Shakadang trailhead.
Motorcycle and car parking is available on the west end of the Shakadang Bridge. Bus parking is available in the Xila'an Tunnel (connecting the west side of the Shakadang Bridge)