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Distance

4.68 mi

Elevation gain

2,119 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

2,119 ft

Max elevation

2,174 ft

Trailrank

45

Min elevation

100 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

2 hours 55 minutes

Coordinates

845

Uploaded

May 3, 2013

Recorded

May 2013

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2,174 ft
100 ft
4.68 mi

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near Jakbatdeul, Gyeonggi (South Korea)

This hike is in the South East corner of Seoul. I went by car because there is no subway stop nearby. The parking cost 3000 won for the day. The closest subway stop would be Sangil-dong at the end of Line 5 or Paldang on the Jungang line. From either stop you should be able to get a bus to the trail head. The hike took a little under three hours at a moderate pace with a break for lunch at the summit.
The trail starts off at a fairly low angle for the 1st km then get steep. As it gets steep there are stairs so it is not technically difficult. I gave it a moderate rating because it does gain about 2000 feet from the trail head to the summit.
There was a stand selling makgeolli at the summit and at the Gazebo on the way down.
There are a few places as you approach the summit that the trail splits. You can go either way as they come back together in less than 100m.
There are a couple of good view points along the way and at the summit. It was hazy the day I hiked so my pictures did not do the view justice.
There are also a lot of outdoors apparel shops around the trail head.
Picnic

Bench

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Rest spot and trail intersection here.
Panorama

Gazebo

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  • Photo of Gazebo
A nice view point on the way down.
Summit

Geomdansan

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  • Photo of Geomdansan
  • Photo of Geomdansan
Summit pictures
Archaeological site

Grave Yard

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  • Photo of Grave Yard
Family grave yards are common near the trail heads.
Waypoint

Helipad

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Helipad near the summit.
Intersection

Intersection

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There are several intersections as you approach the summit where you can go either way.
Intersection

Intersection 1

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A short way down from the summit, you want to go right at the first intersection.
Intersection

Intersection 2

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Near the end of the hike, you will be going along a road, but will take a right and then a quick left back onto a path for the last km to the trail head. You should see this war memorial statue at this point.
Car park

Parking

3000 won for the day.
Car park

Parking 2

Possible parking. May have to pay.
Waypoint

Toilet

Toilet at the trail head.
Waypoint

Toilet

Toilet at the trail head.
Photo

View Point

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View point looking north towards Yebongsan.
Photo

View point 1

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  • Photo of View point 1
View point along the relatively flat summit ridge looking east.
Photo

View Point 2

An open area looking west along the summit ridge.
Fountain

Water

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A place to get water on the way down.

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