Hiking The North Dawu Sector
The 15th most popular hiking trail in China.
Friday 12 August 2016 05:58 GMT
On the ridges of the Central Cordillera, the North Dawu Sector has about 8.7km of trails. These trails are part of the National Trail System.
This sector of the North Dawu Mountain is located in the southernmost of the 5 sectors, divided by the Central Cordillera. The entire stretch of the trail extends some 8.7km. The sector of the North Dawu Mountain stands at 3,090m above sea level and is the youngest of the 5 highest mountains in the area and the only one above 3,000m to the south of the Beinan Main Mountain and the highest peak in the Dawu Highland.
North Dawu stands at between 1,500m~3,100m above sea level and is considered a residual base for genes of many key species. The Dawu Natural Reserve is an ideal habitat for wildlife and is considered to be the home of the endangered clouded-leopard in Taiwan. Other fauna are white-eared thrushes, crown thrushes, yellow chest thrushes and Taiwanese thrushes, gray-throat eagles, crown eagles, phoenix-headed hawks and black kites. The Black Forest in the North Dawu Mountain is also known for the rare hemlock spruce.
Overall, North Dawu Sector is the 15th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in China.