Seven Stars Peak hike on Yangmingshan-Miaopu Trail-Page 2

 

by Robert Minor

This article is continued from PAGE 1

 

TAIPEI HIKING SERIES:

Seven Stars Peak in Taipei's Yangmingshan Park on the Miaopu Trail. (steep/moderately difficult)- Page 1

Making it to the peak of Seven Stars Main & East Peaks-Page 2

Xiaoyoukeng path to Seven Stars Peak (moderate)

Elephant Mountain (easy but steep)

The 4 Beasts Circuit to Jiu Wu Feng (moderate)-Part 1

The 4 Beasts Circuit to Mt. Thumb-Part 2

 

 

Continuing from PAGE 1, you should now be at a small plateau on your final stretch to reach the east and main peaks of Mt. Qixing (Seven Stars).

 


Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

The path continues for a few minutes like this and then you will come to a 3 way intersection.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

The signs are marked very clearly. You have already walked 2.27 km (mostly up) from the Miaopu Trailhead. Quite a workout. The Mt. Qixing East Peak is on your right and you can see Mt. Qixing Main Peak on the left. Head towards the east peak first.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

Below is the east peak. It is only 150 meters away and the route is very clear. There is a short uphill portion.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

Stairs up to Mt.Qixing East Peak.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

The final approach to the east peak.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

You made it to the top. On clear days you can see Taipei City below and the north coast towards the north. Look west, and you will see the main peak which is where you are going.

Below, a picture of the main peak as seen from the east peak.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

Make your way back down the trail. When you get to the intersection, follow the sign towards the main peak.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

The main peak is also a short uphill. As you rise, the peak flattens and great views of the west, south, north, and Taipei City come into focus. On a totally clear day, the ocean is visible.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

There is a flat platform to hang out on, drink some water, eat some snacks, and enjoy the fresh air and views.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

Below, a view of the east peak.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

The Taipei basin.

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

A view of Taipei City. Look clearly, and you can see the Taipei 101 building in the distance.  It's time to go down now....how do we do it?

 

Seven Stars Peak Yangmingshan Taipei

 

Click here for completing the Mt. Qixing Circuit to Xiaoyoukeng.

 

TAIPEI HIKING SERIES:

 

Seven Stars Peak in Taipei's Yangmingshan Park on the Miaopu Trail. (steep/moderately difficult)- Page 1

Making it to the peak of Seven Stars Main & East Peaks-Page 2

Xiaoyoukeng path to Seven Stars Peak (moderate)

Elephant Mountain (easy but steep)

The 4 Beasts Circuit to Jiu Wu Feng (moderate)-Part 1

The 4 Beasts Circuit to Mt. Thumb-Part 2

 

 

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