Dinghu Circular Walking Trail
The entrance is next to Dinghu Fude Temple.
The trail is 2km long. On the way, you can connect to Dadongshan National Forest Trail and hike up the more challenging Dadongshan.
Tea garden, moso bamboo forest, and Japanese cedar forest are popular sites to visit.
Dinghu Circular Trail includes the Moso Bamboo Forest Trail, the Primeval Forest Boardwalk, and trace fossils. It’s suitable for a 1-2 hour long hike. At about the 66-km marker of Provincial Highway 18, about 100m ahead of Mihu Trail, turn left and walk uphill for 4km. Once you turn into Dinghu, you will have unobstructed wide views. You can see farmers working in the tea fields and the mists between layers of mountains. In the park, you can walk along the trail to the pavilion and moso bamboo forest. There is also a primeval forest trail that leads to Dadongshan. In front of the pavilion you’ll find a huge rock, which the locals refer to as Guanyin rock. On the surface of the rock you will find trace fossils.
Opening Hours: Sunday:Open 24 hours a day
Monday:Open 24 hours a day
Tuesday:Open 24 hours a day
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How to Get ThereChoose a transportation method based on your departure location.
Take Chiayi Interchange of National Highway 1, then County Highway 159, then Provincial Highway 18 (Alishan Highway). After Shizhuo, continue to the 66-km marker. Follow signs to Dinghu and turn left to Zhonghu Tribe Connecting Road. After about 4.5km you will arrive at Dinghu Ecological Park. The trail entrance is next to Dinghu Fude Temple.
Chiayi County Bus 7322: Get on the bus from Chiayi Railway Station or HSR Chiayi Station, and get off at Hudi.
Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Alishan Route A and B: For Route A, get on at HSR Chiayi Station. For Route B, get on from Taiwan Railways Chiayi Station. Get off at Hudi.
After getting off the bus, walk for 550m. Follow signs to Dinghu and turn left to Zhonghu Tribe Connecting Road. After about 4.5km you will arrive at Dinghu Ecological Park. The trail entrance is next to Dinghu Fude Temple.