West Xue Trail, also called Dasyue Trail or SouthWest Xue Trail, is a long and forked trail that starts from Sancha Mountain around Cuei Pond at the west ridge of Main Peak of Xue Mountain, extending northward for 2 kilometers and turning to southwest. Over 3,000 meters mountains here include Bokeer Mountain (3,260), Huoshih Mountain (3,310), North Peak of Danan Mountain (3,148), Danan Mountain (3,239), Gongshuei Mountain (3,374), Touying Mountain (3,510), North Peak of Touying Mountain (3,195), Cijyun Mountain (3,519), West Peak of Fuwan Mountain (3,417), Fuwan Mountain (3,000), North Peak of DaXue Mountain (3,437), DaXue Mountain (3,530), Pipida Mountain (3,425), Kehan Mountain (3,075), North Peak of Jhihmahan Mountain (3,085), Jhihmo Mountain (3,145), and JhongXue Mountain (3,173).
Though this trail is high, Syueshan Horst in northeast shields the northeast monsoon from affecting the vegetation here, so that most mountains breed many erect arbors, such as firs, hemlocks, and Yushan Canes, through which West Xue Trail runs as a challenging trail. Besides, the trailhead of this trail is situated at the 28.5k-point of 230 Forest Road. Whether this trail is unimpeded or not has to do with the arrangement of the itinerary.
Xue Mountain Glacial Cirques
Dasyueshan Forest Road in Dongshih→49K230 forest road beginning→26K Trailhead of JhongXue Mountain
Trailhead of JhongXue Mountain 110min→ head to JhongXue Mountain to and fro with a light pack 120min→ 28K discarded hut
28K hut 10min→ 28.5K Trailhead 190min→ mountain ridge 120min→ Pipida Mountain→Dongan Campground
Dongan Campground 53min→ DaXue Mountain 63min→ North Peak of DaXue Mountain 150min→ Cijyun Mountain ouying Mountain 120min→ Gongshuei Campground 30min→ Sian Campground of Danan Mountain
Sian Campground of Danan Mountain 15min→ Trailhead of Danan Mountain for water 30min→ head to Danan Mountain to and fro with a light pack 190min→ Huoshihshansia Campground 40min→ head to Huoshih Mountain to and fro with a light pack 40min→ Huoshihshansia Campground
Huoshihshansia Campground 120min→ Trailhead of Bokeer Mountain 65min→ head to Bokeer Mountain to and fro with a light pack< 135min→ head to Cuei Pond 15min→ Cuei Pond Shelter
Cuei Pond→Main Peak of Xue Mountain 140min→ Sanliujiu Hut (369 Hut) 40min→ East Peak of Xue Mountain 155min→ Qika Hut 50min→ Trailhead of Xue Mountain
This trailhead lies in front of Trailhead of JhongXue Mountain. Water trickles in the creek next to the trailhead.
This hut has been damaged, only in bare use. It needs to go forward to get water in the creek next to the trailhead.
Here has a large tract of grassland, good view, and great campground. It takes 40 minutes to get water in the creek near the south wall of DaXue Mountain on the southeast and return.
This campground lies in the forest saddle between North Peak of DaXue Mountain and Cijyun Mountain. Water is in the pool around Cijyun Mountain.
Situated at the south slope of Gongshuei Mountain, this campground is a little small, only for 2 tents of 4-person-capacity. Water is in Gongshuei Pool next to the trail.
Located at the lowest saddle between Gongshuei and Danan Mountains, this campground is clipped by two mountains on both sides, thus taking shelter from the wind. It takes about 30 minutes to get water in the creek near Trailhead of Danan Mountain and back.
Lying below the trailhead of Huoshih Mountain, this campground is hidden in the cove, with water running in the creek at one side. Here is a perfect shelter for emergency.
Cuei Pond Shelter was newly built by Shei-Pa National Park Headquarters, with wide campground and abundant water in Cuei Pond.