Aerial view of viewing deck at eryanping trail
Aerial view of viewing deck at eryanping trail

Thrilling Adventure: Exploring Eryanping Trail’s Wonders

About Eryanping Trail

Experience the enchantment of Eryanping Trail, a beloved destination near Alishan, Taiwan, renowned for its captivating sunrise and sunset vistas. This picturesque trail meanders through bamboo groves and tea plantations, offering an unforgettable hiking adventure suitable for adventurers of all levels.

Aerial view of the tea plantation in Eryanping Trail
Aerial view of the tea plantation in Eryanping Trail

Where to stay?

For budget-conscious travelers, 53 Backpacker Inn provides a convenient stay near the trail. Alternatively, opt for the comfort and luxury of 53.1 Homestay, located opposite 53 Backpacker Inn, for a more upscale lodging experience.

53 Backpacker Inn
53 Backpacker Inn

The host of the homestay was hospitable. They were nice and friendly. The room was neat and clean. Breakfast was good. The tea appreciation session with the host was great.

How to get there?

  • From Alishan Bus Station, ride Bus 7322 or 7329 bound to Chiayi. Inform the driver to drop you at the Anding bus stop.
  • From HSR Chiayi Station, ride Bus 7329 bound to Alishan and drop at the Anding bus stop.
  • From TRA Chiayi Station, ride Bus 7322 bound to Alishan and drop at the Anding bus stop.

The Trail

Embarking on the trail before dawn, I was greeted by a scene straight out of a suspense movie—a solitary hike amidst the misty, chilly morning air. While the pathways and stairways were visible, caution was necessary due to slippery conditions in certain areas, particularly when wet. Bamboo groves line the initial stretch of the trail, leading to an extended portion featuring wooden stairs

Throughout the trail, two viewing deck pavilions offer picturesque vantage points, while maps guide hikers along the well-marked pathways. The landscape resembles a forest of Christmas trees, though the absence of snow didn’t detract from its beauty. The cool mountain climate provides an ideal environment for tea cultivation, with tea plantations dotting the area, shrouded in lingering mist.

When hiking in the mountains, weather conditions can be unpredictable. It’s essential to come prepared with a raincoat or jacket, especially in foggy or rainy conditions.

Viewing Deck at Eryanping Trail
Viewing Deck at Eryanping Trail

Other tips:

  • Enjoy free admission to the trail, ensuring accessibility for all.
  • Capture unforgettable sunrise or sunset views
  • Embrace the trail’s suitability for hikers of all ages, perfect for a short trek.
  • Seize abundant photo opportunities, ideal for sharing on social media platforms like Instagram.

Contact Information for 53 Backpackers Inn:

Aerial Video in Eryanping Trail


Exploring the treasures of the Eryanping Trail is an exciting adventure full of breathtaking beauty and amazing experiences. Each moment provides a look into the majesty of nature, from the tranquil natural settings to the adrenaline challenges that await. It’s a trail that captivates the senses, leaving hikers with cherished memories and a renewed love of the great outdoors.

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Nathaniel Amoyen is co-founder of Joanathx. Full-time ex-pat worker at day and writer at night.

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7 Responses

  1. Jeremy says:

    The trail is gorgeous ! I love to do the hike too ! Especially with the close up view of the tea plantation ! Love the sight of greens filling up rolling hills. Reminds me of Cameron Highlands in Malaysia ! Good to know it is free entrance ! Definitely bookmarking this for my next Taiwan trip ! =p

  2. anna says:

    Wah I never knew this trail existed before I read this today! This is such a detailed and eye-opening post! I felt like i was there already, thanks for putting this together. I am going to save this for the upcoming year when i will visit there.

  3. Omg! The Eryanping trail is just so gorgeous and picturesque. I am definitely in love with it and passing through the Bamboo and Tea Plantation will be so much fun. Views from viewing deck are breathtaking.

  4. So favorite views. We are filling our mind with full of happiness.

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