Hiking The Jilongshan-Canquangliaoshan Trail
The 12th most popular hiking trail in China.
Thursday 14 July 2016 05:58 GMT
In the Tamlan-Northeast Coast National Trail System, the Jilongshan-Canquangliaoshan Trail has a 6.9km trail taking about 8 hours to traverse..
The Canguangliaoshan is located in the heart of Jilongshan mountains, which are formed by the Keelung volcanoes, such as Jilongshan, Banpingshan, Wuerchashan, Caoshan and Mudanshan, all of acid quartz Andesite. In mid autumn, the reddish grass flowers there are many times more inviting than the ones on the Chixing and Datun mountains, reason why the site is referred to as Canguangliao. Jilongshan to the north is the mountain that separates Jinguanshi from Jiufen, At 588m above sea level and known as Jilongshan in old days, the site shows its volcano terrain and the conic mountain is a primary landmark on the northeast coast.
When it comes to tourist resources, Jiufen in the neighborhood is known for its cultural and nostalgic ambient. In Jinguashi, there are gold shrines, gold highways, gold falls, gold fortresses and gold sea as 5 primary legends. Mountaineer trails are accessible everywhere and there are the Wuerchahubanpingshan branch, the Liuxiang Historic Trail branch, the Dacuken Historic Trail branch, the No. 102 County Highway Sandiaoling Historic Trail branch, the Mudan Historic Trail branch the Jinhe Historic Trail Jinguashe branch, Hemei branch, Kumingling and Wenziken branch among others. At 738mabove sea level, Canguangliao is the highest peak of the Jilong Volcanoes, and Caoshan and Banpingshan are the other 2 primary peaks. Located in a right triangle for successful control by satellites, the sight comes in a radius of 97km. On top of the peak, one would see peaks and skyscraping waters. Canguangliaoshan is known for its grass flowers, sunset, it is also an ideal spot to watch sunrise and night views.
Overall, Jilongshan-Canquangliaoshan Trail is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in China.