The 7 Heroes of Guguan 谷關七雄 are 7 hikable mountains in the Guguan area located an hour east of Taichung City. Mt. Baimao is a short but steep hike and is ranked at #6. The hiking trails of these mountains are through beautiful old growth forest and are very well groomed. Although all can be hiked in a half day, the mountains can be steep and challenging at some parts.
Height: 1522 Meters
Distance: 4.9km (1 way)
Time Roundtrip: 5-7 hours
Altitude Gain: 720 Meters
Getting to the Mt. Baimao Trailhead is a bit tricky. You will drive along Route 8 to Kilometer Marker..... Here, you will bear right and head down a slope to a dam across the river. It looks as if you can't drive across the top of the dam, but there is a lane open for traffic. Make your way across and then take a right turn. Follow along the narrow road until you see a fork. Bear left down the very narrow road until you cross the orange bridge in the picture. Find a place to park.