Yongjia Scenic Trail in the Red Dragon Mountain is located at Chongde Rd. in the mountainside. There are two entrances that you can get to the destination. The first entrance is at Ln. 10, Chongde Rd. (walk from An 1st Rd.) and the second is the stairway on the side of Liu Ming-Chuan Tunnel. With the spacious views and complete planning, when the tourists go along the stairway, you will see the gun emplacement and temple. It is said in the Red Dragon Mountain that at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the early of the Republic of China there was a fisherman who had an extremely good practice. He did his job near the ocean of Keelung Island for many years. When he saw Red Dragon Mountain from the Keelung Island with the sunset, he found that the Red Dragon Mountain was like a red dragon laying on the mountain, therefore, it is called the famous Red Dragon Mountain. Besides, this is an important place of Qing troops during the Sino-French War. Thus, along the way, the tourists can watch the obsolete fort of Qing and when you go hiking, you can also sense the trace of history. In Yongjia Scenic Trail, it will take you about 40 minutes one way. The road is not too long and the hill is not steep, so tourists can choose a good way to walk. In addition to hiking, you can view the scenery of Keelung Harbor along the entire trail. It is a good place to enjoy hiking and viewing the scenery. Although the mountain in Keelung is not very high, tourists still can see the night scenes. There is a scene pavilion in Red Dragon Mountain, so tourists can understand the location of Keelung. Tourists can also walk to Liu Ming-Chuan Tunnel and ShiqiulingFort when hiking in the Yongjia Scenic Trail. Or, you can also extend your hiking to Lovers Lake and Waimushan Coastal Boulevard. It is definitely worth visiting.
Yongjia Scenic Trail (Red Dragon Mountain)
Chongde Rd., Anle Dist., Keelung City
A small car park is next to the entrance
The north side is a open space; no time limited
Take Keelung bus No. 501 or No. 502 to Zihciang Tunnel and then walk from Chongde Rd. to the entrance of Liu Ming-Chuan Tunnel about 10 minutes.