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Mountain huts, trails in Taiwan’s Taroko set to reopen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taroko National Park Headquarters (TNPH) on Wednesday (Sept. 8) announced that mountain cabins and hiking trails that have been closed due to the pandemic will reopen ...

Taiwan's mountain huts to reopen with 1/3 of original capacity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mountain cabins in Taiwan’s alpine national parks will reopen with conditions from Sept. 10 as the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed in the country, the Construction and ...

Taiwan’s highest mountains heavily littered with garbage from hikers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The headquarters of Yushan National Park pleaded with hikers to take their garbage down the mountain with them in a Facebook post on Friday (Sept. 3). Even though mount...

Taiwan reopens multiple forest recreation areas, hiking trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau announced on Tuesday (July 13) the reopening of 14 national recreation areas, 91 nature trails, 53 forest roads, three flat-area forest parks, and four...

Over 10,000 applications for hiking permits at Taiwan’s Taroko National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taroko National Park Headquarters said on Tuesday (July 6) that over 10,000 people have applied for accommodation in mountain huts and permits for hiking certain trails in...

Animals have Taiwan’s Shei-Pa National Park all to themselves during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s wild animals have been beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic, as they can now roam comfortably in Shei-Pa National Park free of human interference. Sinc...

Taiwan forest recreation areas, related facilities to close from May 18–28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau on Monday (May 17) announced in a press release the closure of all national forest recreation areas and related facilities under its managem...

Outdoor enthusiasts in Taiwan carry life-saving equipment to high mountain areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group of Taiwanese mountain enthusiasts spent three and a half years to complete a mission to carry portable altitude chambers (PACs) to dozens of mountain huts and high...

Jiaming Lake National Trail and mountain huts in eastern Taiwan to be reopened on Sep. 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- Jiaming Lake National Trail will be reopened on Sep. 6 after the emergency closure on August 22 following four incidents of Formosan black bears intruding into mountain huts in ...

Jiaming Lake National Trail in eastern Taiwan closed due to intrusions of Formosan black bears into mountain huts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Jiaming Lake National Trail will be closed for 15 days due to recent intrusions of Formosan black bears into mountain huts, starting Wednesday (August 22), while authorities...