If you are hoping to get outdoors, but not too far away from Taipei city, Elephant Mountain is the place to go. It is about a 25 minute hike to the top of the mountain. The hike is steep, but not very long. Be prepared to climb stairs. Once you reach the top, you will be able to see a spectacular view of Taipei city. At dusk you can watch the sunset over Taipei and the Taipei 101 come alive with lights. Be sure to wear some good walking shoes and bring some water with you. The trail entrance is very close to the Taipei 101, so after hiking you may want to eat out for dinner of do some shopping in the heart of the city.