Emerald Canyon

GPS:
Parking: 23.964490, 121.499360
Waterfalls: 23.971690, 121.497930

The Emerald Canyon (中文版:翡翠谷)  is a short and narrow canyon with a beautiful view in Hualien, Xincheng Township.  It takes about 20 minutes on the path to get to the canyon, or about 90 minutes if you trace up through the river.  At the base of the canyon is a large pool with a small waterslide which is great for swimming and jumping.  Another 500 meters upstream from the canyon is Zimu waterfall. 

  • Emerald Valley, 2020/6/1
  • Emerald Valley, 2020/6/1
  • Emerald Valley, 2020/6/1
  • Emerald Valley, 2020/6/1
  • Emerald Valley, 2020/6/1
  • Emerald Valley, 2020/6/1

The best place to swim is the pool below the canyon.  The most popular place for taking photos though is a small dam with a picturesque man made waterfall.  It’s only a 5 minute walk from the parking area, and doesn’t require crossing any rivers to get to.  

Emerald Waterfall
Hualien County, Xiulin Township
翡翠谷
花蓮縣秀林鄉
GPS:
Waterfall:  23.97169, 121.49793
Parking: 23.96449, 121.49936

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The information on this page is for reference only. Your safety and following all the regulations in Taiwan are your own responsibility. For each outing, pay attention to the weather and do not go into the rivers after heavy rains or when there is a chance of heavy rain. Each person needs to prepare equipment and safety gear according to the conditions and their own abilities. Always look out for slippery surfaces, unstable ground, landslides and falling rocks. Be aware of the water depth, and be extra vigilant around fast flowing water. Be cautious you will have amazing adventures. Thank you for taking all your garbage out with you.