A hidden gem for river tracers in Taroko National Park
Liqin Waterfall, named after the Liqin Mountain on its west side, is a beautiful waterfall with two pools and scenic surroundings. The water in the pools is deep and clear, which makes Liqin a great place for swimming and cliff-jumping. You can’t find this place in any guide books!
To get to the waterfall you have to walk through two dark bat-filled tunnels which were built as temporary access roads to a hydropower plant inside Taroko. Both have now been abandoned. After the tunnels, you begin tracing up the river. Round trip takes about 3-4 hours.
about 2 hours to the main waterfall (one day trip)
Reaching the main waterfall and jumping in the cool clear water.
For safety consideration, this area is officially closed by Taroko National Park. Your safety and following all the regulations in Taiwan are your own responsibility. If you want to enter this area, please make sure you fully understand that river tracing has certain level of risk. There are occasional accidents in river trekking, including falls from steep cliffs or waterfalls, drowning, exhaustion, or getting lost. Take precautions. Pay attention to the weather and do not go into the rivers after heavy rains or when there is a chance of heavy rain.