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Shady Shore

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

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This is the second good trail I''ve come across in Taiwan. In the city of Taoyuan, the trail decends around 1 mile and has a few options. 3 or so top sections and 7 near the bottom. The top is fun and mellow with the middle section getting really steep or two go arounds. One is a dirt road and the other is part single track and part sigle track road. The bottom has a lot of fun little jumps wit ha few bigger ones. I like the road gap the best. Dirt is hard on top with alot of round marble rocks and the lower area is darker grippy dirt with more round rolling rocks. Overall this is one of the best ridding areas yet in Taiwan. Be sure to stop by the local bike shop for directions and a guide.
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I don't know the area well so call the local bike shop at 03 355 9534. They where great, shuttled us all day and the owners son guided us around. Thanks guys.
Trail Length
1 Miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Taoyuan
Country
Taiwan
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 2, 2014

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Alastair ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is properly known as HuTouShan ??? "Tiger Head Mountain." It isn't a MBT trail by design but its getting more common to see bikers up there. The trailheads are at the top of TigerHead Mountain immediately off the road and there are several ways to start from the top. There's also several sides to it. The western side is more downhill and singletrack style + lots of forest cover, the other is longer firetrails generally + mostly open sky, with many parts basically being rock gardens so care is to be taken. There's some big descents on this side, but you'll probably have to hike it back up. In the morning the locals use it as a gym en masse and courtesy is necessary, but by the early afternoon everyone disappears. The trail system is maintained by the temples at the bottom so respect the trail and hikers. Beware of packs of dogs that may suddenly emerge and give chase.

Recommended Route:
HuTouShan is not far from Taoyuan train station, so a car isn't necessary to get there. However, there will be a steepish 3 km climb to the top. Thankfully there isn't a lot of traffic on this road, but be ever mindful of typical awful Taiwanese scooter and truck drivers, they'll often blast past you far too closely.



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Review Date
April 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: flymybike ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Get out your GPS!
The top is x: 121.324984 y: 25.018032
The bottom is x: 121.319848 y: 25.010052

Recommended Route:
down the hill duh. jk there is some xc too but we didn't ride it but it is 8 K or so long. You can ride up a couple ways too so you decide. We just drove up.



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