River Tracing

River tracing in Taiwan is an excellent way to explore some of the more remote areas of Taiwan, and a great way to beat the summer heat.  Being such a steep, mountainous country, Taiwan has hundreds of small rivers loaded with clean water, waterfalls, and cool, refreshing pools to swim in.  Taking a river tracing tour has become more and more popular in the last few years amongst locals and expats alike.

River tracers relax at a remote waterfall in Northern Taiwan

Remote waterfalls like this one are rarely seen by most people. The only way to get there is by spending a few adventurous hours in a river with your friends.

River tracing (aka canyoning), is a combination of hiking, swimming and rock climbing.  More simply described, it’s walking up a river in the river.  It combines adventure, exercise, fun, and exploration.  On recent river traces, we’ve seen fish, snakes, birds, frogs, prawns, and even monkeys.  Have a look at the pictures, and join us some time at Taiwan Adventures (or on facebook).

River tracing near Nanao, in Northern Taiwan.

River tracing usually involves a bit of rock climbing.

River tracing near Nanao, in Northern Taiwan.

A river tracer takes the hard way up a waterfall.

River tracing can be a confidence builder. Many people start the trace a bit scared and unconfident, but find that they can do things they never thought possible by the end.

Slinding down a waterfall in Taiwan

River tracing can be a confidence builder. Many people start the trace a bit scared and unconfident, but find that they can do things they never thought possible by the end.

Remote Waterfall

One of the benefits of river tracing is finding rarely seen waterfalls in remote areas.

The cool water is really refreshing on those hot Taiwan summer days.

Snakes in Taiwan

Lots of nature can be seen on a river trace. Usually just frogs, fish, birds and flowers, but sometimes bigger animals like this big eyed rat snake.

Climbing up a waterfall in a river in Taiwan

Not as difficult as it looks, special river tracing shoes make climbs like this easy.

River Tracing sometimes means climbing up waterfalls

As adventurous or relaxing as you want it to be, a river trace can be a casual stroll through an easy stream or an adrenaline pumping climb up a waterfall!

What river tracing is all about in the end: Fun with your friends!

Join a river tracing group hike in Taiwan

Enjoying nature and having fun with your friends is what it’s all about.

Join Taiwan Adventures for a river trace soon!  You can check the website at Taiwan Adventures, or join the facebook group hiking page.

Cheers,
-Neil

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2 thoughts on “River Tracing

  1. Great photos looks beautiful

  2. Wow, that looks like heaps of fun. Beautiful country.

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