The historic trail runs through Alishan Township in Chiayi County from Taihe in the north to Shanmei in the south has a total length of about 95 km. It intersects at Shitzulu of the Alishan Forest Railway. These two routes were the transportation hub in Alishan district during the Japanese occupation.
Before the Japanese rule, this trail was a path connecting the various tribes of Tsou and has existed for a very long time. However, in order to standardize these tribal trails, the Government-General of Taiwan repaired these trails, forest railways and trails for the Han settlement during 1910 and 1929, and widened roads for regulating indigenous peoples.
Today, the Alishan north-south historic trail has been destroyed completely. There are only two sections of this trail remaining: from Laiji to Shitzulu, and from Lijia to Shanmei.
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