Youling Waterfall and Shuiliandong

Youling Waterfall (Spirit Waterfall) and Shuiliandong Waterfall (中文版: 幽靈瀑布之水簾洞) are easy to get to tall waterfalls in Taoyuan, Fuxing county (桃園縣復興區)

The main trail is very easy. It has a railing and everything. It's impossible to get lost, but will only take you to Shuiliandong Waterfall (水簾洞瀑布), which is actually an artificial structure built to protect the river from landslides. If you're feeling very adventurous you can climb over the top of the barrier and hike upriver to the next one, which looks similar in the satellite photos.

  • Shuiliudong, Setember 19th, 2015
  • Shuiliudong, Setember 19th, 2015
  • Shuiliudong, Setember 19th, 2015
  • Shuiliudong, Setember 19th, 2015
  • Shuiliudong, Setember 19th, 2015
  • Shuiliudong, Setember 19th, 2015
  • Shuiliudong, Setember 19th, 2015
  • Shuiliudong, Setember 19th, 2015

The secondary trail takes you to the bottom of Youling Waterfall ( 幽靈瀑布). Just follow it down to the main river and go up the first stream that you get to (not the main river). The hike is short, and not difficult, but it goes through the river, so the last 20 meters might be troublesome after a hard rain. This lower trail is more interesting and more beautiful than the trail up top, so I recommend going down to the bottom first. You can stand under the waterfall, but it's too shallow to swim.

  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015
  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015
  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015
  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015
  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015
  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015
  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015
  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015
  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015
  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015
  • Youling Waterfall, September 19th, 2015

There is a nice flat area that would be great for camping next to the parking area, but I expect there are a lot of mosquitoes around there. Might be nice in the winter.

Youling Waterfall and Water Curtain Cave
Taoyuan County, Fuxing District
幽靈瀑布和 水簾洞瀑布
桃園縣復興區
GPS:
Youling Waterfall (幽靈瀑布): 24.66632, 121.35334
Water Curtain Cave (水簾洞瀑布): 24.66476, 121.35395
Parking: 24.66592, 121.35434
Detailed Map: https://goo.gl/k2w3hG

Have you been to Youling Waterfall (Spirit Waterfall, 幽靈瀑布) and Shuiliandong Waterfall (水簾洞瀑布)? Share your questions and stories with me in the comment section below.


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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.