Linmei Shipan Trail in NE Taiwan reopens to the public on July 1

The trail goes along a low-altitude subtropical river valley that is abundant in plants and natural landscapes dominated by waterfalls, pools, and gorges

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Linmei Shipan Trail (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Linmei Shipan Trail (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Linmei Shipan Trail (林美石磐步道) in Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County will reopen to the public on July 1, after it was closed for repair in early June, the Forestry Bureau’s Loudongi Forest District Office (LFDO) said on Sunday (June 30).

LFDO said the trial is about 1.7 kilometers in length. The trail goes along a low-altitude subtropical river valley that is abundant in plants and natural landscapes dominated by waterfalls, pools, and gorges.

The trail, designed for a circular hike that only takes about one hour to complete, has become a popular Facebook check-in destination in recent years. .

Wu Ssu-I (吳思儀), a division chief at LFDO, said the trail will reopen on July 1, encouraging members of the public to enjoy the rich phytoncides (wood essential oils) and negative ions that are beneficial to health along the trail.