The "Ziming Creek Trail"(紫明溪步道), which was completed in January this year, has become the latest attraction in Yangmingshan. It takes only five minutes to walk from the "Yangmingshuwu" (陽明書屋) to the entrance of the trail. After the opening of the trail, it has also become one of the resorts visited by lovers of wild creeks and uncharted exploration.
Ziming Creek Trail (紫明溪步道)Photo provided by Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government
The length of the "Ziming Creek Trail" (紫明溪步道) is 665 meters. The terrain is moderate even if there are several steps. Even people who don't typically enjoy hiking can complete the full distance by walking. There is a foot pool along the walk. Visitors may relax their sore feet in the hot spring foot pool in addition to trekking, they may smell sulfur when strolling on the Ziming Creek Trail since the spring water there is from the "white sulfur spring."
Famous historical sites in Yangmingshan——"Yangmingshuwu" (陽明書屋)Photo provided by Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government
"Ziming Creek Trail" (紫明溪步道) is a circular trail, and it takes about half an hour to complete the whole route. The "Yangmingshuwu" (陽明書屋) is a nearby attraction that is within a 5-minute walk from the trail entrance. Between 1969 and 1970, construction took place. Initially, in addition to using it as a summer retreat, former president, Chiang Kai-shek utilized it to meet distinguished guests from both domestic and abroad. It is currently a significant historical landmark in Yangmingshan and is accessible to the general public for touring.
The "2023 Zhuzihu Calla Lily & Hydrangea Festival " for this year is from March 14th to April 23rd.Photo reproduced from Zhuzihu Calla Lily & Hydrangea Festival’s official website
Additionally, visitors may enjoy calla lilies or hydrangeas at the close-by Zhuzihu (竹子湖) if they visit the "Ziming Creek Trail" from March to June each year. This year's calla lily and hydrangea seasons will take place from March 14 to April 23 and May 20 to June 18, respectively. It is advised to plan a one-day trip to Yangmingshan in combination with "Yangmingshuwu" (陽明書屋) and Zhuzihu if visitors visit the "Ziming Creek Trail" during the calla lily or hydrangea seasons.
This year's Yangmingshan Hydrangea Season is from May 20th to June 18th.Photo provided by Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government