This popular walk is especially handy for those based in Tianmu and elsewhere in northern Taipei. Tianmu Trail (天母古道) begins at at the top end of Zhongshan Nth Road (section 7) and runs through some lush forest, mostly uphill, to the Chinese Cultural University (中國文化大學). The full trail is roughly 2.6 km long. Another option which is covered below is to return to Tianmu via the Fengcui waterfall (look out for the sign).
Name: Tianmu Trail / 天母古道 / Tiānmǔ gǔdào
Location: top of Zhongshan North Road, Section 7, Shilin, Taipei City
Getting here: take any bus to Tianmu roundabout (such as bus 220 from Zhishan Station / 芝山站) – then walk up Zhongshan Road Sec 7