Travel guide to the top of Mount Hehuan

Hehuanshan is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.415m (11,204ft) above the sea level, located at the edge of Hualien and Nantou counties, in Taiwan.


How long is the road to Hehuanshan?

Set high in the Central Mountains, the old and narrow road to the summit is totally unpaved (before was paved). Starting at the paved Highway 14, aka Hehuanshan Road, the highest paved automobile pass in the country, the road to the summit is 1.8 km (1.11 miles) long. It was constructed by the military.

Is the road to Hehuanshan steep?

Located on the western edge of Taroko National Park, the road is brutally steep. The elevation gain is 183 meters. The average gradient is 10.16%.

Is the road to Hehuanshan open?

Tucked away in the central part of the country, the road is blocked with a barrier and closed to private vehicles. The summit hosts communication towers and a weather station. It is a popular destination for the local people. Snow, rare in the rest of Taiwan, is relatively common here during the winter months.

Pic: Blair Yu