Jiuliao Waterfall aka Zhongshan Waterfall
Jiuliao Waterfall is about 1.5kms from Xinliao Waterfall in a neighboring valley but it is a completely different hiking experience. Both hikes are short but Jiuliao Waterfall is a less visited, more natural and extremely slippery trail. It appears on some maps as Zhongshan Waterfall but all of the signs now use the local name Jiouliao Pubu (pubu = waterfall).
Rating and length – Easy – 2kms and about 1 hour roundtrip
The hike – It is best to park at the grass parking lot even though the road continues a little further. The road crosses the creek and continues on the other side before reaching the trail. The trail is a mix of natural trail, stone steps and ultimately wood steps and platform. It is incredibly slippery in places.
How to get there – Jiuliao Waterfall is a few kms west of Xinliao Waterfall on Zhongshan Road. Turn left at the Jiouliao Pubu sign and go past the campground. The grass parking lot is less than a km ahead.
GPS – Parking N24.61600 E121.73151 Waterfall N24.60771 E121.73173
Other info – free
Date visited – 11/22/2014