Shakadang Trail

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  • Phone:+886 3 862 1100 # 322
  • Address:No.291, Fushi, Xiulin Township, Hualien County 97253, Taiwan View on Map
As you enter Taroko Park, if you continue straight towards the direction of the Visitor's Center, you will see Shakadang Trail. A parking lot is provided on the side. Shakadang Trail is a tunnel carved out of rocky cliffs. 4.5 kilometers in length, the Shakadang Creek runs alongside it. The scenery along the way will make you gasp out in wonder. It's full of Hualien's characteristic rocks featuring different colors and patterns. The creek waters are also cool and refreshing.Many benches are lcoated along the way as well for rest. After passing by the large landscape terrace, you'll arrive at the 5D Cabin. Going even further than that, and you'll come across the Datong Dali Tribe. You'll need to apply for a mountaineering permit before you can enter the tribe. If you didn't apply, you'll have to turn back! At the 5D Cabin, there's local crops and handicrafts for sale, and you can stop here for a rest. Located by the exhibition vendors is a small road, leading to the creek side where you can enjoy the refreshing waters. However, be careful of the turbulent water flow. It's definitely not to be visited after heavy rainfall. Also refrain from picking up any stones, and so that you may remain an conscientious tourist. If you have some time to spare when visiting Taroko Gorge, then Shakadang Trail worth visiting as well. 


Opening Hours
All day

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Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su-ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 → Prov. Hwy 8
1.From Taipei International Airport fly to Hualien on TransAsia Airways.
2.From Kaohsiung International Airport fly to Hualien on Mandarin Airlines.
1.Take a train to Xincheng Railway Station, continue by rental car to Shakadang (Mystery Valley) Trail.
2.Take a train to Hualien Railway Station, continue by Hualien Bus (New Hualien Station-Tianxiang Line) to Tailuge (Taroko) Visitor Center stop.