Tiemu Waterfall 鐵木瀑布 is a small roadside waterfall with a great swimming pool in Taoyuan. It is a little off of the beaten path but it seems very popular with the locals. There was even a phone number for betelnut and alcohol delivery.
The waterfall is named after a local police officer who visited the waterfall often.
How to get there – It will take about 45 minutes to get to Tiemu Waterfall from Sanxia. Take Hwy 3 out of town and then follow Highway 7乙 until it connects with Highway 7. Turn left onto county road 112 and follow this about 2 km until you reach Xiayun Elementary School. The waterfall is 400 meters up Kuzhi Road (to the right). Roadside parking available at the waterfall.
Mass Transit – Bus 5106 goes to Xiayun Village every 3.5 hours from Daxi . Let me know if this works. The local village buses don’t always have the correct schedules posted online.
The hike – There is a set of stairs down to the waterfall and the path continues 100 meters to a great swimming hole. To access the swimming pool at the waterfall you will need to use a rope and crawl down some rocks.
Date visited – 2/2/2017