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.
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
Hot Spring: 23.71959, 121.39578
Parking: 23.71959, 121.39578