A short post for a short hike. I was in Yilan this weekend to take part in a 3km swim. The weather was unusually kind given how notoriously bad it can be in this part of Taiwan and so afterwards with the afternoon free, we went in search of a mountain called 鷹尖石 or Eagle’s Head Mountain in English
If you drive up to the top it’s a very short 15 minute hike to the peak, though with the heat we’ve been experiencing recently, even a 15 minute hike can feel like an act of masochism! The actual mountain itself has nothing of interest but if you stay on the main trail instead (it’s very obvious), you’ll come to a cliff with unimpeded views of Honeymoon Bay and Turtle Island.
And that’s it! Told you it was a short post!
It’s possible to walk up from Daxi. Look out for the Mingshan Temple Gate on the main street 明山寺. It’s an old looking thing. Head though it and up the road. Keeping on the road and head to the left. There’s a path that goes more directly up the mountain and intersects with the road. Near the top you’ll reach the temple carry on and look for the trailhead and sign on the lefthand side.
Walking from the bottom would take around an hour I would guess.