Lingquan Tengjiao

Longquan Tengjiao is an odd little waterfall almost on top of Dijiu Waterfall.  It flows out of an underground spring and has carved a vertical shaft that a person can stand in like a shower.  It doesn’t show in the photo put there is a furious flow of water coming down.  The waterfall is located next to Dijiu Waterfall’s upper tier.

Rating and length – easy – 2.5 kms (1+ hours) roundtrip

Accessibility – small roads passable by car – trail is in fairly good shape

How to get there – Take Hwy 149 from Meishan.  This twists and turns up the hill until it reaches Hwy 149甲.  Turn right on this road and descend all the way to the river.  It is best to park near the bridge and the now unmaintained bathrooms.  Motorcycles and 4×4 can continue down to the river (<0.5 km).  The road is shown as going through to Wannian Gorge and Caoling on maps but there is a big landslide blocking it.  We didn’t see landslide but we were told that motorcycles might be able to get through.

The hike – Hike down the hill on the road until you reach another bridge that is next to an old suspension bridge tower.  Longfeng Waterfall is up the valley on the left.  Cross the bridge and hike on the dirt road.  After less than 5 minutes turn left at a sign junction (Chinese only) and follow the path up to Dijiu Waterfall.  You can access the upper tier of Dijiu Waterfall, Longquan Tengjiao and another waterfall by crossing the bridge and taking the stairs up for another 15 minutes.  At the junction take the left fork down to the upper tier of Dijiu Waterfall and Longquan Tengjiao.  Longquan Tengjiao is just past the viewing platform.

GPS data – parking N23.599748 E120.656816 – waterfall N23.596202 E120.657420

Date visited – 2/27/2016

Other nearby waterfalls – Longfeng Waterfall – Dijiu Waterfall – Wannian Valley – Tongxin WaterfallPenglai Waterfall – Shuiliandong – Lianxintang Waterfall