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Taiwan’s Alishan rail trail to close 3.5 months for repairs in mid-January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mianyue Line rail trail in Chiayi County's Alishan will be closed from Jan. 17 to April 30 so that planks can be replaced to beef up safety following a series of h...

Third hiking accident happens on Taiwan’s Alishan in less than one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female hiker broke her ankle on the Mianyue Line trail in Chiayi County's Alishan after a fall near a tunnel on Wednesday (Nov. 17), bringing the number of hiking in...

Hiker dies after falling into ravine on Alishan trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A male hiker died after falling into a ravine from a bridge on the Mianyue Line trail in Chiayi County's Alishan on Monday (Oct. 25). Firefighters at the Chiayi Cou...

Taiwanese turn to the mountains amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the effect of the coronavirus on global travel, Taiwanese people have been increasingly looking toward the mountains for a chance to get away. According to trave...

6 face hefty fines for hiking Taiwan’s Mianyue Line trail without permits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six people were caught hiking the Mianyue Line trail on Chiayi County's Alishan without permits on Friday (Sept. 4), and each is facing a fine of NT$30,000 (US$1,023)-...

Sanitary conditions at Taiwan hiking trail addressed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chiayi Forest District Office has cleaned up the Mianyue Line (眠月線) on Alishan in Chiayi County and is installing large latrine pits at two spots where hikers like to ...

Popular hiking route on Taiwan's Alishan spoiled by human waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A visitor who hiked along the now-defunct Mianyue Line (眠月線) in Alishan National Forest Recreation Area in Chiayi County said in a recent Facebook post that the popular tr...

Secret trail on S.W. Taiwan's Alishan open to permit holders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 9-kilometer hiking trail along the deserted forest Mianyue Line (眠月線) in Alishan National Forest Recreation Area in Chiayi County has become a popular hiking route ove...