Baxian Waterfall looks like an amazing waterfall but there isn’t an easy route down to the river and you will only be able to view it from the road across the valley. Baxian translates roughly to the 8 immortals. In my photo there is only one plunge but when there is more water there are two drops (or more) and it looks like the Chinese character for 8 (八).
There are some paths that leave from the road and we plan on checking if they lead to the river sometime. These trails are dangerous with possible cliffs.
How to get there – Baxian Waterfall is near the 7 km marker on Hsinchu county road 122. The viewpoint has parking for a couple of cars on the side of the road and is marked by a yellow sign with Baxian Waterfall (八仙瀑布) written in Chinese.
The hike – There is no hike to the waterfall although a few paths might provide a dangerous route down.
Date visited – 1/16/2017