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Hiking the Sandiaoling Waterfall Trail to Houtong Cat Village, Taipei, Taiwan

3rd of December 2015

It doesn't matter if it's raining when you are chasing waterfalls, but it does matter when you are chasing cats. A hike with amazing waterfalls, lush forest, mining history and plenty of cats.

  • Location: Sandiaoling Waterfall Trail and Houtong, Ruifang District, Taiwan
  • Start or End: I started at the Sandiaoling Train Station and finished at the Houtong Train Station.
  • Length: 7.8km (4.8mi)
  • Grade: Medium. Most the hike is rather easy (the Hegu and Motian waterfalls are simple to access), but it was a bit slippery and muddy in places due to the rain. The grade increased to medium due to some short but steep climbs beyond Motian Waterfall (which were a bit tougher for me due to the rain). After the waterfalls, the path is simple except for a few areas which involve walking over slippery rocks (luckily people have placed long ropes along the trail to help).

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