Shakadang Trail
Shakadang Trail
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Alex Pang
Belait District, Brunei Darussalam58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Although it was showering during this time, the walk was worthy of the scenic pleasure. Keep going til the end it at least up till first stall and slight pass it experience the stream cooling water. Be careful of slip though.
Written 25 October 2023
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ianwyj
Singapore5,201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We decided to visit the Taroko Gorge independently, relying on the reliable park shuttle bus to get around. And the first meaningful stop on the bus route was at the start of the Shakadang Trail. The trail entrance was marked by a gate that is part of a bridge decorated by lion heads. Walking down a short flight of steps led to the trail path, most of which had been cut under the stone cliff. The trail followed the river valley that had been carved by the path of the rock-strewn Shakadang River. Al some sections of the river, the water was a brilliant (and unexpected) turquoise colour. While the entire trail was about 4-kilometres long, we decided to turn back at the 1.5-kilometre mark in order to be in time to catch the bus. Nevertheless, we felt that we had managed to both receive a good dose of fresh air and seen enough of the natural beauty of the trail. Overall, a nice introduction to the Taroko Gorge region.
Written 4 June 2023
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MizuhoK
Hino, Japan3,309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This may be the first spot to explore in your Taroko National park visit. The walk is paved and easy to walk. The scenery is beautiful, deformations of rocks and pure blue water. Please try to get to the very end, then you’ll get to the place you can come down to the river and touch and feel the clean water. There’s a small stand to sell beverages and souvenirs on the way, run by Taroko people. It took 90 min for us for the round trip.
Before starting or after the walk, don’t miss the bridge to have 100 lion statues ( 50 on a each side). Each lion is different. It’s fun to find a difference!
Written 20 March 2023
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK1,319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
A very nice start to the day of exploring Taroko national park. The trail itself only takes around 2 hours round trip, despite the map on the buses claiming this takes 4-6 hours.
It is very picturesque, the water is so blue and you really get a feel for the beauty of Taroko. Would absolutely recommend fitting this into your day itinerary.
Written 24 January 2023
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We had a nice walk for over an hour on this trail. Path was narrow in some places and there were lots of tourists. This is a popular trail and fairly easy to do. After walking for some time, we just backtracked to our starting point.
Written 21 October 2020
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David H
Union City, CA8,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This trail is, by far, the best trail I’ve been. Very few people, quite with creek water sounds and every now then, the bird sound. Perfect weather, environment and atmosphere, what else you can ask for a better trail to walk and explore all the nature surrounding. Turn around at the five house spot. Very easy and joyable walking. Meditate yourself, fully release your mind to mingle with the sky above, the creek water by your side and the earth underneath you. What a walk, recharge your body and refresh your spirit, all at once!
Written 15 June 2020
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SEKU
Taipei, Taiwan559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Couples
砂卡礑步道是太魯閣國家公園非常漂亮的步道之一!而且非常平順好走,適合帶小孩帶老人!
沿途可以看到漂亮的岩壁,清澈的溪流!空氣非常清新,讓人心曠神怡!附近有停車場以及廁所,規劃良善!
有機會到太魯閣國家公園,千萬不要錯過這個美麗的步道!這個美麗的步道非常適合拍出美麗的照片!

One of the very beautiful trails in Taroko National Park, and it is very smooth and easy to walk!
The Shakadang Trail is one of the very beautiful trails in Taroko National Park!
It’is very smooth and easy to walk, suitable for taking children and the elderly!
You can see beautiful rock walls and clear streams!
The air is very fresh and refreshing!
There are parking lots and toilets nearby, well planned and very convenient for tourists!
When you have the chance to visit Taroko National Park, don't miss this beautiful trail! This beautiful trail is perfect for taking beautiful pictures!
Written 9 April 2020
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MythicalJJ
Vancouver, Canada49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a relatively easy trail, takes about 3-4 hours round trip and starts near the National Park office. You can walk to it from the town at the entrance to the Taroko gorge. The trail is partly carved into the side of a cliff with awesome views of the crystal clear blue water in the Liwu river below. No permit is required for this trail.
Written 20 February 2020
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John W
Jindabyne, Australia492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The trail, built during the Japanese occupation to facilitate a hydro scheme, is cut into the cliffs in dramatic fashion. It follows the clear blue Shakadang stream in an easy grade, mostly level. The overall views are not as spectacular as parts of the main Taroko gorge. The attraction of Shakadang is in the fine detail: clear blue pools, wavy veins of colour in the rock, great boulders and dense jungle vegetation. Birdsnest ferns decorate the trees. Dippers and redstarts patrol the stream. Butterflies flit through the foliage. Wisps of cloud drift on the mountainsides above. This is one of the loveliest places I know.
Access to the trail is by a steep stairway down from the Shakadang bridge. Once you negotiate that, the going is easy. The bridge is best reached by bus, otherwise it's a long walk through the tunnel with the traffic. The alternative access, the Xiaozhuliu trail, involves walking part of the tunnel and then a lot of steps, up and down: one for the fit and adventurous.
If you really hike, you can do the Shakadang return walk in less than two hours, but you'd miss so much. The first part is the most spectacular. After the aqueduct and dam the valley opens out and is less dramatic. Halfway along the trail are stalls selling local delicacies and refreshments, a chance to try something novel.
Written 4 February 2020
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MartinG1984
Bratislava, Slovakia248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The trail offers nice river+mountains scenery. It is doable from the visitor center. Make it the first hike in the park, because other hikes have even better views, so you might be disappointed if you do it the other way around.
Written 10 January 2020
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