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Hiking Parks Closed, Forest Fire Prevention Season

DiMing (17 posts) • 0

This morning I went to Changchongshan to go hiking and got turned away at the entrance. Only people sweeping family graves are allowed in. Personnel showed a sign indicating that the park and others like it are closed for fire prevention season 1 Dec 2015 to 15 June 2015.

I'm posting this to let people know. I did not try to talk our way in (which probably would have been futile), and I do not know if there are particular ways or occasions to go in if you want to hike or bike.

I am also curious: is this specific to Changchongshan, or does it apply to other areas like Xishan? (I noticed a previous thread indicating that Changchongshan had a fire several years back.) Is there anywhere one can one go to get out of the concrete jungle without leaving town?

nnoble (889 posts) • 0

Mountains above Heilongtan Park (north of the city, buses: 9,79) were open today. Plenty of hiking options up there.

AlexKMG (2361 posts) • 0

Haven't been to Xishan in a while, but the main trails rarely closed for hiking, maybe a side trail possibly.

If you are dead set on some mountain, then just walk out of sight of the forest volunteers and take a side trail. Once you up there, no one will ask you to leave or fine you. Just don't cross any army base land while doing so.

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