The Emerald Canyon (中文版：翡翠谷) is a short and narrow canyon with a beautiful view in Hualien, Xincheng Township. It takes about 20 minutes on the path to get to the canyon, or about 90 minutes if you trace up through the river. At the base of the canyon is a large pool with a small waterslide which is great for swimming and jumping. Another 500 meters upstream from the canyon is Zimu waterfall.
The best place to swim is the pool below the canyon. The most popular place for taking photos though is a small dam with a picturesque man made waterfall. It’s only a 5 minute walk from the parking area, and doesn’t require crossing any rivers to get to.
Hualien County, Xiulin Township
Waterfall: 23.97169, 121.49793
Parking: 23.96449, 121.49936