The O stands for the circular nature of this hike (called ‘Shengleng Trail’ on the national park website), which begins and ends at Wuling Forest Recreation Area. It’s may also describe the shape of your mouth upon seeing some of the best high-mountain scenery in the country.
After a hard push on the first day to the ridgeline, you never drop below 3000m for the next four days as you reach the summit of a half-dozen peaks including grassy Chryou Shan (池有山; 3303m), crumbly Pintian Shan (品田山; 3524m), black-faced Sumida Shan(素密達山; 3517m), sublime Snow Mountain North Peak (雪山北峰; 3703m), and Snow Mountain Main Peak (雪山主峰; 3886m) on the last day.
This is not a trail for the faint-hearted or the inexperienced. You will be required to scramble up and down scree slopes, navigate narrow ledges with 1000m drops on either side, and use fixed ropes to climb vertical shale cliff faces. It’s a grand adventure but you need to be prepared.
The trailhead for O’ Holy Ridge is the same as the Chryou Shan trailhead, and starts off the path to Taoshan Waterfall. The Holy Ridge (without the O) has several variations. The most popular is a linear path going from Dabajianshan to Snow Mountain.
Shei-Pa National Park
[雪霸閣國家公園 / Sheiˇ Baˋ Gúojiā Gōngyuán]
O’ Holy Ridge
[雪霸聖稜線O型 / Sheiˇ Baˋ Shengˋ Lengˊ Shianˋ]
-Located in:North Taiwan
-Features:Nature Landscapes, Scenic Spots, Outdoor activities
-Highly recommend to:Outdoors Enthusiasts , Cimbers
-Opening Hours:Xuejian Tourist Center
|Mon||9:00 am – 16:30 pm|
|Tue||9:00 am – 16:30 pm|
|Wed||9:00 am – 16:30 pm|
|Thu||9:00 am – 16:30 pm|
|Fri||9:00 am – 16:30 pm|
|Sat||9:00 am – 16:30 pm|
|Sun||9:00 am – 16:30 pm|
|By train→ bus 5656|
|By HSR→bus 101/101B|
|By plane→TMRT→HSR→bus 101/101B|
-More detailed info:Shei-Pa National Park’s Official Website
-Address: 100, Shueiweiping, Fusing Village, Dahu Township, Miaoli County,36443, Taiwan
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