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“falling rocks”(6 reviews)
“both sides”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Xincheng Township | Zhongheng Highway 179K, Hualien City, Taiwan
+886 3 862 1100
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All reviews falling rocks swallow grotto both sides min walk the cliff national park taroko gorge swallows tunnel risk wear grottos optional driver tourists photos hualien
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly the day I visited was after a few days of heavy rain. Water was muddy coloured but the valleys looked beautiful

Thank Yue Wen L
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Do wear the helmet as recommended by the park to protect yourself from falling rocks! The walk is fairly easy and the road is very nicely paved. Choose a sunny day to fully enjoy the view!

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 24 May 2018

You are given helmets to use (free), as there is a risk of being hit by falling stones. The walk is easy and is alongside the road where you can see the grottos where the swallows nest. Such an amazing place to visit.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We had a good time walking there. Must go place if you are in hualien. Crystal clear water and time should spend about a hour there.

Thank Moe Myint H
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I was only able to visit/stop at 3 locations in Taroko but this one was my favorite! The views along the tunnel were amazing and exhilarating. Looking above and below the gorges made me feel so small. This is the kind of place that looks...More

Thank Onie T
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is not the best trail in Taroko. In effect you're just walking up a roadway that offers similar views of the valleys below like the other trails. The only major difference being the naturally formed caves (grottos) that are populated by swallows at different...More

Thank szotdogs
Reviewed 3 January 2018

A very safe, family friendly walking trail next one to the spectacular deep gorges in Toroko national park. Almost always filled with tourists from all over the world throughout the year. To avoid the crowd, come earlier, in the morning. Optional hard hats are provided...More

Thank Kong K
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Each one looks like a swallow hole also see the magical power of nature, the local recommendations to wear a helmet to go, although it is free, but very inconvenient, but also feel no need. And most notably, beautiful photos can not be taken at...More

Thank chanchan_hk
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A pleasantly surprising discovery, told by my wife. The swallow that this place is named after, is the same species of swallow we have in Singapore, the Pacific Swallow. That kind of blew me away :) Apart from that, another interesting practice here is that...More

Thank Kelvin S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Expect fantastic views if you hike through Swallow's Grotto. Wearing a hard hat is optional, but a good idea. There is not much clearance from your walking area to the edge of the cliffs or passing cars and buses so stay alert. Watch for the...More

Thank David B
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