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Just about a 10 minute drive south of the Jiaoxi hot spring town is a pretty walking trail up to Wu Feng Qi Waterfall. 礁渓五峰祺瀑布
Wufengqi Waterfall is a nice afternoon or morning trip to enjoy the mountains of Yilan County. The hike is easy and takes only about 45 minutes - 1 hour for slow walkers. The scenery is lush and beautiful with thick green mountains and the sound of a bubbling mountain stream.
From Jiaoxi, it is very easy to find a map and follow the small roads out of town and into the country. There are plenty of road signs in English so traveling by scooter, car, or bicycle is convenient.
As you approach the waterfall area, there is a large parking lot (small fee) where walkers can park, enjoy a grassy field and stream, and start along the walking path up to the waterfall.
Pictured below is a grassy field located next to the parking lot for the Wufengqi Waterfall.
The hike up to the Wufengqi Waterfall is in 3 stages. The third stage takes just 5 minutes from the bottom. The second stage is 15 minutes from the bottom and the first stage is the top and is a 30 minute walk up stairs to the viewing area.
There are plenty of signs in English to guide visitors. There is also a small section of vendors selling local food, crafts, and refreshments.
The path up to the Wufengqi Waterfall is peaceful and lush. Picture below is a map of the 3 stages of the waterfall.