citizen k wrote:MM,
I know it's probably around here somewhere, but could you post directions on getting there by car? It sounds like a great hike, I might want to try it in the coming weeks. Tks!
Take Highway 3 to the Sanxia/Yingge exit. Exit and drive along the road into Sanxia for 5 minutes or so until you get to the big traffic triangle roundaout place where the number 3 provincial runs into your road. Swing right, following the 3 provincial toward Full Moon Park. You'll see signs along the way. About 5-10 minutes later turn left when the road splits (the second split I believe, the first to Baiji Mountain). You want to get onto the 7 squiggle that goes to Sanmin. The sign should also mention Full Moon Park and possibly Wuliao Jian (there is an Wuliao Jian sign somewhere along here). In any case, the trail is famous locally.
I believe that once you make the turn onto the 7 squiggle it is 3.5 km to the WLJ trailhead. The trailhead is just off the side of the road. You pass the alien detention center then swing round a corner and see a big yellow sign of some god or other pointing up to a temple. Likely on a weekend you will see many cars parked on the side of the road. Park here. If you by chance reach the turnoff for Full Moon Park you know you've gone too far.
Park anywhere past the yellow sign and walk up to a convenience store on the right. The trailhead is to the left of the store. Can't miss it. Head up the trail (and it is up) and follow the main path. Eventually you will hit a map. The map has numbers on it. It is pretty simple to follow. If you only have a few people you can do it in 4-5 hours.