The Taichung Bojinjia Mountain Hike is one of the Guguan Seven Heroes mountain hikes located about 50 km east of Taichung City in the hot spring area of Guguan.
About the Taichung Bojinjia Mountain Hike (The 7 Heroes of Guguan)
Mt. BoJinJia 波津加山 is #4 on the list of the Seven Heroes of Guguan which are a collection of 7 day hikes in the Guguan hot spring area east of Taichung City.
The BoJinJia (sometimes spelled “PoJinJia”) is an old Taipower maintenance road for utility poles. The older poles and cables can still be seen along the trail. The Mt. DongMao hike is also a Taipower maintenance road.
BoJinJia is translated from Taiwanese as “the slope is really steep”, which as you hike it is evident.
Getting to the Trailhead of Mt. BoJinJia
The trailhead for this hike is easy to find as it starts in the center of Guguan township. Here is a link to the trailhead location. Hikers can actually start walking on the easy tourist trail called Shaolai, and follow it to its end where you will see the beginning of the much more challenging BoJinJia hike.
You can get to the Shaolai Trail by crossing the suspension bridge in Guguan and following the path up.
Making your way to the Mt. BoJinJia Peak
At the end of the Shaolai trail, you will see a pavilion and signage that starts the true hike up Mt. BoJinJia.
Mt. BoJinJia #4 of the 7 Heroes:
Height: 1772 Meters
Distance: 3.4km paved road (1 way)
Time Round-trip: 6-7 hours
Altitude Gain: 962 Meters
The BoJinJia hike is lovely. It is only 3.5km one way but you climb almost 1,000meters in altitude. The path is clear and forested but there are a few steep parts to get through.
We found the hike to be a good work out and fun.
We had a great day and enjoyed the views of Guguan.
A pavilion along the way up Mt. BoJinJia is a good place to have a rest.
The Peak of Mt. BoJinJia
The peak is quite small and can barely fit 5 people. Most hikers take photo with the marker and on the big boulders over looking the valley and then head back down. Not too many people are hanging around up there like those on Mt. Dongmao.
We made it to the peak in about 3:45 from the beginning of the trail. It was a nice winter day and a good hike. Soaking in Guguan hot springs afterwards was nice.