Dazhi Waterfall is a pretty nice waterfall that won’t make my list of favorites. You should stop by if you are in the area but it dries up early in the season (based on 3-4 previous trips) and there is very little to do at the waterfall. It is also quite difficult to get a good view of the waterfall.
Rating and length – easy – <1km – <30 minutes
How to get there – Dazhi Waterfall (usually spelled Dajhih) is a couple of kms north of Hulugu Waterfalls on Hwy 27. Near the 18 km marker there is another small shrine and a large rock painted with Dazhi (in Chinese). There is plenty of parking for cars and scooters.
The hike – There is a short trail up to an old bridge that offers an alright viewpoint of the waterfall. Getting a closer view is tricky and not altogether safe. You can walk up the stream until you get to a 3 meter high rock. Getting a good view of the waterfall will require you to go up the rock to the skeletal remains of an old pavilion. I have done it and it isn’t a good enough view for me to be interested in doing it again.
I feel like I missed something here. I thought I saw a path from the waterfall viewpoint that I didn’t walk on and I think the painted rock says Dazhishan (mountain). I dismissed it at the time but I might check this out another time.
GPS – N22.944287 E120.652144
Date visited – 11/1/2015