7 Heroes of Guguan-Mt. Baxian #1 八仙山

by Robert Minor

The 7 Heroes of Guguan are 7 mountains in the Guguan area outside of Taichung City. Mt. Baxian is the highest of the seven peaks and is ranked as #1. The hiking trails of these mountains are through beautiful old growth forest. Although all can be hiked in a half day, the mountains can be steep and challenging at some parts.

Mt. Ba Xian:
Height: 2,366 Meters
Distance: 6.3 km (1 way)
Time Roundtrip: 7-9 hours
Altitude Gain: 1,366 Meters

 

Getting to Mt. Ba Xian Trailhead

 

Finding the Mt. Ba Xian Trailhead

 

Mt. Ba Xian Trailhead

 

The Climb Up Mt. Ba Xian Begins

 

On Mt. Baxian Trail

 

Logging Tracks

 

More Trail

 

Old Logging Elevator

 

Gorgeous Old Growth Forest

 

Old Tree

 

Final Peak Approach

 

Mt. Ba Xian Peak

 

Mt. Ba Xian Peak Pavilion

 

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