Shakadang Trail (Mysterious Valley Trail)

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Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

Photo:旅遊王攝影組

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Photo:旅遊王攝影組
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Photo:旅遊王攝影組
Photo:旅遊王攝影組
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Shenmi (Mystery) Valley is located in Fushi Village, Sioulin Township of Hualien County. The entrance is beside the toll station, 1 kilometer from Taroko. Walking down to the valley according to the sign at the toll station, you can see a brook flowing from the ridges, namely Shakedang Tributary, a branch of Liwu River. The river is crystal-clear and shallow enough to wade. If you explore in the water for an hour or so; you may discover Shenmi (Mystery) Valley. Taroko National Park Headquarters has finished paving the trail to Shenmi (Mystery) Valley. But there is no road behind the check post, so please do not dare to adventure. Generally, tourists only visit where it is downstream near the toll station.

Shenmi (Mystery) Valley features strange-looking marble rocks, limpid blue pool, and arduous cliffs at both sides. The pool at bottom of river is the most beautiful part of the valley. Moreover, the valley is so spacious that the visitors may camp.

recommended stay time:

180minute

Directions:

Drive on your own:
No. 5 National Highway: From Sizih Interchange (汐止交流道) of No. 1 National Highway (國道1號/中山高) connect to No. 5 National Highway (國道5號/北宜高速公路) -> Xueishan Tunnel (雪山隧道) -> Suao Interchange (蘇澳交流道) -> No. 9 Provincial Highway (台9號) -> No. 8 Provincial Highway (台8線) -> Changchun Tunnel (長春隧道) -> Shakadang Bridge (砂卡噹橋) -> Shakadang Trail (砂卡噹步道)

No. 5 National Highway: From Nangang Interchange (南港交流道) of No. 3 National Highway (國道3號/北二高) connect to No. 5 National Highway (國道5號/北宜高速公路) -> Xueishan Tunnel (雪山隧道) -> Suao Interchange (蘇澳交流道) -> No. 9 Provincial Highway (台9號) -> No. 8 Provincial Highway (台8線) -> Changchun Tunnel (長春隧道) -> Shakadang Bridge (砂卡噹橋) -> Shakadang Trail (砂卡噹步道)

Near Hotels

Hualien Charming City Hotel

19.0 km
No.19, Guoxing 2nd St., Hualien City, Hualien County 970, Taiwan
TWD2,250+

Near Attractions

Eternal Spring Shrine

Taroko National Park

Taroko Visitor Center

Buluowan

Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou)

Tunnel of Nine Turns

Cihmu Bridge (Loving Mother Bridge)

Cingshui Cliff