Dakeng No. 10 Trail offers breathtaking landscape and abundant ecology. In order to provide better hiking quality, Taichung City Scenic Area Administration Office constructed a Taiwan Acacia observation deck consisting of 2 stacked layers by the 1K+000 marker of the trail. The structure was officially opened today (27th), offering a panoramic view of Taichung's mountainscape and cityscape, making it a new attraction of the Dakeng Trail.
According to Tourism Office Director-General Hsiao-chi Lin, Dakeng Hiking Trail is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Taichung City, therefore the City Hall has constructed a Taiwan Acacia observation deck and rest area consisting of 2 stacked layers by the 1K+000 marker of the no. 10 hiking trail. Both layers offer a panoramic view of the city. In consideration of the ecology and the principle of minimalist design, besides retaining the existing growth space of the Taiwan Acacia, the tree's dense canopy also provides sun shading benefits and minimizes the use of construction materials. There is a small rope suspension bridge on the second layer acting as the only passage to the inner and outer platform, allowing visitors to take in the stunning view from the outer platform and admire the Taiwan Acadia from the inner platform. The observation deck is set to become a new attraction of the Dakeng Trail.
Scenic Area Administration Office suggested that budget has been allocated to restore the Dakeng Hiking Trail this year. Apart from decommissioning and updating unfinished sections of no. 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10 trail, a public toilet was constructed along trail no. 9-1 along with the optimization of various trail marker systems and guided tour facilities.
Furthermore, in order to prolong the lifespan of the trail and enhance its safety, from May 6 to 17 this year, section 0K+250 to 0K+600 of the trail no. 9-1 will be closed from Mondays to Fridays for renovation, while the renovation of section 0K+000 to 0K+250 (in front of the gazebo) of the trail no. 10 will be conducted during May 13-26.
Scenic Area Administration Office reminded the public to stay away from these areas during construction for their own safety. For the latest information pertaining to the closed sections of the trails, please browse the Scenic Area Administration Office website (https://www.scenic.taichung.gov.tw).