Xiaoyoukeng 小油坑, Siaoyoukeng
Why Should I Go?
A post-volcanic geological park, Xiaoyoukeng is located on Mt. Qixing's northwestern corner, located approximately 805 metres above sea level.
The area is known for fumaroles (mountain-side sulphur gas exhaust), hot springs, sulphur crystals, is located close by to Mt. Zhuzi, Mt. Datun, and Mt. Xiaoguanyin, and provides views of the northeast coast outside Jinshan town area.
Hiking from Xiaoyoukeng for around 1 hour along the Arrow Bamboo Trail to the top of Mt. Qixing reaches Taipei City's highest point at 1,120 metres above sea level. When coming down, it is recommended to take the East Peak path to visit Qixing Park, Menghuan Pond, and Lengshuikeng, all while taking in breathtaking views of downtown Taipei and Mt. Shamao. The trail ultimately leads back to the Yangmingshan Bus Station.
How to Get There?
The tourist centre contains restrooms and a small convenience store, as well as information and a film showing on repeat throughout the day.
Closed on the last Monday of each month. If Monday is a holiday, park is also closed on following Tuesday.
Parking fees are NT$30 for small cars and NT$10 for motorcycles, collected between 7AM - 7PM.
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am-4:30 pm