Lion Head Mountain is located in the boundary between Sanwan Township, Nanjhuang Township of Miaoli County and Emei Township of Hsinchu County, and it belongs to the offshoot of the Luchang Mountain. Its main peak is 492 meters high, and its chain of mountains is towering and verdant, creating wonderful scenery. It is called Lion Head Mountain because its shape is like a fierce lion. Lion Head Mountain and Fuguang Mountain are the both major holy lands of Buddhism, and Lion Head Mountain has also won one of twelve wonderful sceneries in Taiwan. Most of the temples in Lion Head Mountain are built in natural rock cavities.
Take Hsinchu Bus in Chutung to Lion Head Mountain, and get off at the final stop, which Shihwei Trailhead can be reached. The Shishan Line and ShishanNanchuang Line of TW Tourist Shuttle.
Get off at Jhulin Interchange of Formosa Freeway – Chutung, driving along Hsinchu County Road No. 120, and then turn right at Provincial Road No. 3. After that, drive straight. Turn left in Emei (at 86k of Provincial Road No. 3), and then follow the signs to reach Shihwei Trailhead.