Hiking Manyueyuan in Taiwan
Manyueyuan Forest Recreational Park (滿月圓森林遊樂區) is a beautiful hiking location. Located South of Taipei in Sanxia you can enjoy many trails. Escape the metropolitan lifestyle while diving in to pine forests and waterfalls. Manyueyuan is considered one of the best places to watch the leaves change in Autumn as well as to witness diverse wildlife from butterflies to endemic Rock Macaques. Enjoy the scenery as you take a stroll through Manyueyuan. You can bring the family, or enjoy more strenuous routes. As you are able to hike to your desired activity level, you will forget all about the city.
The park is roughly 35-40 minutes drive outside of Taipei City. Once at the Manyueyuan (Full Moon) National Park, pay your entrance fee and begin your day of hiking! Full Moon park is known for over 100 species of butterflies, the color changing leaves of the maple trees from green to gold to red, and is a great place to bird watch while finding little waterfalls to enjoy.
There are large, strenuous hikes within this park, if interested we can set that up!
How to get there?
Driving is the best way to get to Manyueyuan! If you do not have a vehicle of your own, you can take the bus, or take a taxi from Dingpu MRT station (B01), the last on the blue line. The taxi will cost approximately 600 NT one way.
If you would like to take a bus, you will have to take bus 9103 from Dingpu Station to Daxi Terminal Station. Transfer on to bus 807 all the way to Manyueyuan. The buses are infrequent, so we suggest private vehicles!