Wenquan Street passes Langshen Bridge where the hiking trail begins. At this same juncture is the tourism tram service. Originally used for transporting ore it now takes passengers a short distance while paralleling the Nanshi Creek and walking path. After snaking through a tunnel, the tram terminates at the Wulai Forest Life Museum. Whether you choose to ride the tram or walk, you will pass the museum.
Exquisite scenes of nature comes into view. Passing small pools of turquoise waters flowing through a narrowing into yet another pool one right after another. The scenario continues until the path opens onto a large platform extending over the cliff until the waterway in nearly directly below. Seeing the sandy bottom with larger rocks every so often, the clarity of the water becomes very apparent. From the source through the winding gorge, the untouchable water remains pristine.
With cherry trees on side, hopefully in bloom, the gondola overhead, and the gondola station on the other side the road follows a hair pin turn to an upper level with the visitors center. Here, on the outside deck of the visitor's center the middle section of the Wulai Waterfall is clearly visible. Across the street is the kiosk for the aerial tram which not only takes you Yunxian Hotel, but offers excellent scenery and calm as well.
Another hairpin turn and rustic wooden planks come into view where the vegetation becomes thicker and the air dense with moisture. Oddly enough no signs of biting gnats making the gently curving path a welcome "shortcut" in lieu of another hairpin turn on the asphalt. A short, but uphill, distance lead to waterfall park where unusual artistic statues and memorial plaques were found. With restrooms and drinkable water as well as benches and tables, this was the place to stop. The sounds of the breeze whistling through the trees and the gentle drops falling off leaves filled with dew was the perfect respite.
This was the turning point for most tourists. Others that seek solitude or prefer to return without passing any merchants or signs of civilization can continue along the road terminating at Lansheng Bridge, back through Wulai Old Street and to Bitan for a nice meal or train back to Taipei.