Malishaka Cave Hot Spring

GPS:
Parking: 23.719590, 121.395780
Hot Springs: 23.719570, 121.376060

Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (中文版: 摩里沙卡洞穴溫泉) is a unique hot spring in Hualian, Wanrong Township. The hot spring is in a cave spa that dates back to the Japanese period. Getting to the hot spring requires climbing up a rope (already there) and the water in the cave is quite hot. Hoses bring the water down to pools in the riverbed though, and that's where most people soak. The area around the hot spring is wide and flat. It's an ideal place for camping. Hiking to the hot spring takes less than 1 hour. It's not a difficult hike, but the trail does cross the river several times, so it can become difficult when the water levels are high. There are also regular jeep tours from Wanrong Village.

  • Wanrong Hike, 2017/2/19
  • Wanrong Hike, 2017/2/19
  • Wanrong Hike, 2017/2/19
  • Wanrong Hike, 2017/2/19
  • Wanrong Hike, 2017/2/19
  • Wanrong Hike, 2017/2/19
  • Wanrong Hike, 2017/2/19
  • Wanrong Hike, 2017/2/19

  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (lower), 2018/2/19
  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (lower), 2018/2/19
  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (lower), 2018/2/19
  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (lower), 2018/2/19
  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (lower), 2018/2/19
  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (lower), 2018/2/19

  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (upper), 2018/2/19
  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (upper), 2018/2/19
  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (upper), 2018/2/19
  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (upper), 2018/2/19
  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (upper), 2018/2/19
  • Malishaka Cave Hot Spring (upper), 2018/2/19

Nearby Wanrong Waterfall is less than a 10 minute hike, and can be seen from Malishaka Cave Hot Spring

Wanrong Hot Spring is 30 minutes upstream from Malishaka Cave Hot Spring, but in winter 2018 it was not producing hot water. Let's try again next year.

Malishaka Cave Hot Spring
Hualian County, Wanrong Township
摩里沙卡洞穴溫泉
花蓮縣萬榮鄉
GPS:
Hot Spring: 23.71959, 121.39578
Parking: 23.71959, 121.39578

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The information on this page is for reference only. Your safety and following all the regulations in Taiwan are your own responsibility. For each outing, pay attention to the weather and do not go into the rivers after heavy rains or when there is a chance of heavy rain. Each person needs to prepare equipment and safety gear according to the conditions and their own abilities. Always look out for slippery surfaces, unstable ground, landslides and falling rocks. Be aware of the water depth, and be extra vigilant around fast flowing water. Be cautious you will have amazing adventures. Thank you for taking all your garbage out with you.