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The 8.5-kilometer Caoling Historic Trail is a highly popular hiking path in the Northeast Coast. Located between Yuanwangkeng of New Taipei City and Dali of Yilan, it was a major road for people to travel between Taipei and Yilan in the old days. It is also the only remaining section of the Danlan Old Trail.

Along the trail, lush green broad-leaved and coniferous forests, as well as iconic subtropical-rainforest mangrove trees, can be found. Cultural heritage such as Diesima Bridge, Xianji Rock and third-grade national treasure “Xiong Zhen Man Yan” writing and “tiger inscription” can also be appreciated. At the trail’s highest point, a sea of silver grass seem can be seen swinging in the winds in autumn time, as if they were ocean waves. The scenery along the trail is pleasant, making it a highly enjoyable hiking path with both natural and cultural charm.

Travel info

Caoling Historic Trail, Yuanwangkeng, Gongliao District, New Taipei City
Opening Time:
Open all year round

Services and facilities

General facilities

  • Parking lot
  • Toilets



  1. From Fulong Train Station, walk along Provincial Highway 2 to arrive at Formosa Plastics Gas Station. Turn left for Provincial Highway 2C for Yuanwangkeng Entrance (Earth God Temple). Turn left again for Yuanwangkeng Water Park (the trail entrance). The path is about 4.5 kilometers long and it takes roughly 1 hour to walk through.
  2. Keelung Bus 791 / King Bus 1740 → Get off at Yuanwangkeng Entrance → Walk for 30 minutes
  3. Bus F831, Gongliao Train Station → Get off at Yuanwangkeng Water Park


  1. From Dali Train Station, walk 400 meters (about 5 minutes) to find the trail
  2. King Bus 1737, 1740, 1811 & 1812 → Get off at Tiangong Temple
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Last Updated:2023-02-02

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