- TaiChung HuiShun Forest Ride Summary
- HuaShan top: JhangHu Elementary 樟湖國小
- Climbing to SkyBridge
- ZhuShan & Back
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TaiChung HuiShun Forest Ride Summary
- Self ride.
- Starting/ending Location: GuKeng Elementary High School ,YuanLin (古坑國民中小學)
- Bike Length: ~ 107 km.
- Total Elevation: ~ 2200 m.
- Hill profile: One medium, one big.
- Good for: Climbing adventure.
- Warning: Potential rock fall from 49-50km on Route #49. Recommended using Route 49-1.
- Route Highlights:
Our HuanShan X SkyBridge Ride started at GuKeng’s (古坑) local school, for easy supply and parking. We then rode east towards the HuaShan mountains.
GuKeng Elementary High School.
The local JiaHuShan Fancy World entertainment park (劍湖山世界).
Here we had to directly cut through the mountain walls.
Many cafes on Route 149.
The HuaShan mountain walls, extending all through MeiShan.
Just like MeiShan, here on HuaShan there was also lots of tea fields.
Tea pot water fountain.
HuaShan top: JhangHu Elementary 樟湖國小
At the top of HuaShan was a nice mountain elementary school called JhangHu Elementary. The elementary was right below a hillside of tea fields.
Road sign near elementary.
After visiting the elementary, our HuanShan X SkyBridge Ride started descending to the other side, and headed towards ZhuShan (竹山) for our big climb to SkyBridge.
Tea fields at the other mountain side.
Great, misty mountain valleys at the other side.
Climbing to SkyBridge
After supplying at ZhuShan, we followed a continuous upward climb to SkyBridge (天梯), a popular hiking place here in the mountains.
Some good steep hills here.
We climb up by Route #49, which had a tricky cliff section. It’s recommended to use the nearby route #49-1 instead.
Someone’s cool home address tag carved in stones.
Tea fields with utility rails.
Our ride stopped at about 1300m elevation point. After this the road became small and too risky for self ride. We then returned back to ZhuShan.
Descending from Route #49-1.
At the other side was the Route 49 we climbed up. You could clearly see the cliff section.
180 switch back with tea fields!
ZhuShan & Back
After resupplying in ZhuShan, our HuanShan X SkyBridge Ride followed the great ChunShi River (清水溪) valley back towards GuKeng.