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Meet a driver at Hualien City and then board a climate-controlled vehicle for the scenic trip to Taroko National Park, stopping at a convenience store to pick up snacks, water, or lunch along the way.

At the starting point, cross a dramatic suspension bridge to access the Zhuilu Old Trail, entering a section of Taroko National Park that’s only accessible with a permit. The first stretch of trail, with steep stairs, is the most challenging, and you can watch for birds, monkeys, and mountain goats at the edge of the trail.

After roughly two hours of walking, you’ll reach the towering Zhuilu Cliffs and admire panoramic views across Taroko Gorge. Pause to enjoy snacks or lunch at the Cliff Outpost and then follow the Zhuilu Old Trail back to the starting point, finishing by crossing the suspension bridge once more. This hiking tour concludes with return transfer to Hualien City.
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Taroko National Park
Zhuilu Old Trail
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Hike the Zhuilu Old Trail through Taroko National Park on a full-day hiking tour from Hualien. Since this guided hiking tour secures your Zhuilu Old Trail hiking permit in advance, you can forget about logistics and focus on the soaring cliffs, marble walls, and lush vegetation that you’ll discover on this spectacular, 3.9-mile (6.3-kilometer) hike.
  • Explore one of Taroko National Park’s most beautiful trails
  • Tour includes Zhuilu Old Trail hiking permits to save time and avoid hassle
  • Transport from Hualien City makes it easy to access the national park
  • Group size limited to eight hikers to ensure a personalized hike
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Reviewed 14 August 2018
Fantastic tour thanks to Chester!

Taroko Gorge was really gorgeous and has breathtaking scenic views. Thanks to our tour guide Chester, we've been able to enjoy our hike at Taroko Gorge to the maximum. He is really the BEST ever tour guide one can probably find. He is really knowledgeable,...More

Thank Xiang Le C
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile
Great experience!

I had a great time on the Zhuilu trail. Our group was all people my age so I made great friends that I hung out with after as well. The hike is one of the best I've ever done and our guide Chester was quite...More

Thank Greg273
Reviewed 26 June 2018
Zhuilu Old Trail - fantastic

We had a wonderful day out to Taroko Gorge with Eye Taiwan. Our guide - Chester - picked us up from our hotel in Hualien and drove us to Taroko Gorge. We stopped to pick up 2 others on the way and our group was...More

1  Thank B9245GKbenr
Reviewed 19 April 2018
best way to quickly see what Taroko Gorge has to offer!!

We ended up short on time for a lot of the taroko hikes but doing this full day hiking experience allowed us to quickly catch up on some of the major views. Our tour guide, William Ho, was very funny and informative. He even brought...More

1  Thank wenliu927
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile
Breathtaking hike with great company

Just finished a tour led by William Ho and I just want to echo all the positive reviews on TripAdvisor! From start to finish, I felt very comfortable knowing everything was taken care of and I could just go enjoy the hike and views. Unfortunately...More

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