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East Xue Trail

East Xue Trail starts from Syueshan Horst, extending eastward to East Peak of Xue Mountain and Qijiawan Creek Valley. With the development of Wuling Farm in 1969, China Youth Nation Salvation Corps and Dajia Forest District Office of Forestry Bureau used the roads in the farm to construct a short cut from East Peak to Main Peak of Xue Mountain, later building Cika and Sanliujiu Hut (369 Hut)s. This convenient mountaineering trail equipped with complete accommodation facilities is one of the most popular mountain trails.

In the 1990s, mountain-climbers shortened a 40- to 50-minute uphill journal by moving the trailhead up to the top of the farm. Afterwards, Shei-Pa National Park established Trailhead Service Station of Xue Mountain here and dispatched personnel to control the number of climbers entering this area. In terms of time, distance, and popularity, East Xue Trailis unquestionably the most convenient trail up to Main Peak of Xue Mountain. By means of this trail, it takes 3 days and 2 nights for a round trip.
Main Peak of Xue Mountain
Main Peak of Xue Mountain

  • Day 1

    Yilan or Puli→Wuling Recreation Area →Trailhead of Xue Mountain  60min→ Qika Hut
      250min→ East Peak of Xue Mountain  50min→ Sanliujiu Hut (369 Hut)

  • Day 2

    Sanliujiu Hut (369 Hut  20min→ Black forest  120min→ Bottom of Syueshan Glacial Cirques  40min
    Main Peak of Xue Mountain  140min→ Back to Sanliujiu Hut (369 Hut)

  • Day 3

    Sanliujiu Hut (369 Hut  40min→ East Peak of Xue Mountain  155min→ Qika Hut  50min
    Trailhead of Xue Mountain→Return trip by car

  • Map
    East Xue Trail
  • Qika Hut image
    Qika Hut T97 E279020/N2697534

    At the elevation of 2,500 meters, Qika Hut has 130 single beds, the campground for 10 tents of four-person-capacity, and plentiful water. It is required for climbers to book a bed or campground from the Headquarters in advance and to apply for Mountain Entry Permit and Park Entry Permit later.

  • Sanliujiu Hut image
    Sanliujiu Hut T97 E275832/N2698510

    As a well-equipped cabin including cistern, toilet, and kitchen, Sanliujiu Hut (369 Hut) has a capacity of 106 persons and is the most important base to approach Xue Mountain. It is required for climbers to book a bed from the Headquarters in advance and to apply for Mountain Entry Permit and Park Entry Permit later. (It is feasible to apply permits online in Shei-Pa National Park Headquarters' website.)