|Gyeryongsan National Park|
|Gyeryongsan National Park stretches across Daejeon, Gongju, and Nonsan. This spectacular mountain is 845.1m above sea level and was made a national park in 1968. The origin of the word Gyeryong (‘Gye’ meaning ‘chicken,’ and ‘Yong’ meaning ‘dragon’) comes from the fact that the ridgeline looks like a dragon wearing a chicken’s crest on its head. The topographical features are what make this mountain stand out and its mysterious folklore is what makes it so interesting. There are 15 summits on this mountain, of which Cheonhwangbong (845.1m) is the main. Several others include the peaks of Sambulbong, Sinseongbong, and Gwaneumbong. This mountain is famous for its many interesting sites, with its fantastic rock structures, on the west side the Yongmun Waterfall, to the east Eunseon Waterfall, and to the south Amyongchu and Sutyongchu Waterfalls.
In the spring, cherry blossoms bloom on Donghaksa Mountain trail, and during the summer the lush green of the Donghaksa Valley is very beautiful. During the fall, the maple trees reveal their crimson colored leaves around Gapsa Temple and Yongmun Waterfall. And the snowcapped peaks of Sambulbong in the winter are simply breathtaking.
Gyeryongsan is full of rare animals and plants, beautiful waterfalls and a rich history with mysterious legends and cultural treasures. To the east is Donghaksa Temple; northwest, Gapsa Temple; southwest, Sinwonsa Temple; and southeast, Yonghwasa Temple. Its valleys are full of ponds and falls that blend together perfectly with the surroundings.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|Mountain Not Access Period|
|2014 Seasonal Forest Fire Caution Period
March 1 – April 30, 2014 (Spring)
※ TBD by park directors based on fire weather advisories, precipitation levels, and other local conditions.
|Night-time Hike Restriction Notice|
|Hiking at night is prohibited (from sunset to 2 hours before sunrise).|
|▲ Sutonggol Course 1 (3.2km, 2hrs 30min):
Sutonggol parking lot (수통골주차장) → Sutonggol Hiking Support Center (수통골탐방안내소) → Sutong Waterfall (수통폭포) → Geumsubong Peak (금수봉)▲ Sutonggol Course 2 (9km, 5hrs 30min):
Sutonggol Hiking Support Center (수통골탐방안내소) → Dodeokbong Peak (도덕봉) → Jatigogae Pass (자티고개) → Geumsubong Peak (금수봉) → Bingyesan Mountain (빈계산) → Sutonggol parking lot (수통골주차장)▲ Donghaksa Temple Course 1 (4.4km, 2hrs 30min):
Donghaksa Temple parking lot (동학사주차장) → Donghaksa Temple (동학사) → Eunseon Waterfall (은선폭포) → Gwaneumbong Peak (관음봉)
▲ Donghaksa Temple Course 2 (11.8km, 7hrs):
▲ Gapsa Temple Course 1 (3.8km, 2hrs 30min):
▲ Gapsa Temple Course 2 (10.2km, 6hrs):
▲ Sinwonsa Temple Course 1 (3.2km, 2hrs):
▲ Sinwonsa Temple Course 2 (9.9km, 6hrs):
|Areas Open to the Public|
|● Sangsin (상신) – Keunbaejae (큰배재) – Jakeunbaejae (작은배재)
● Gapsa Temple (갑사상가) – Geumjandigogae Pass (금잔디고개) – Nammaetap Pagoda (남매탑)
● And 16 other courses are open to the public. For more info, visithttp://gyeryong.knps.or.kr/[Fall Foliage Exploration Road]
– Recommended travel dates: October 23-November 6
– Course Routes:
Gapsa ~ Yongmun Falls ~ Geumjandi Hill ~ Nammaetap Pagoda ~ Donghaksa Temple (3 hr 20 min / 7.6 km / ridge way)
Gapsa ~ Yeoncheonbong Peak ~ Observatory ~ Eunseon Falls ~ Donghaksa Temple (4 hr 30 min / 8.2 km / valley way)
Sutonggol Exploring Support Center ~ Sutong Falls ~ Bingyesan ~ Parking lot (2 hr 30 min / 3.8 km / ridge way)
|Facility Utilization Fees|
Adults: 1,600 won (peak season: 2,000 won)
Youths: 1,200 won (peak season: 1,500 won)
Children: 800 won (peak season: 1,000 won)
|Small cars (less than 1,000cc): 2,000 won
Mid-sized cars (more than 1,000cc): 4,000 won (peak season: 5,000 won)
Buses: 6,000 won (peak season: 7,500 won)※ Free: Regular shuttle buses (Not including monthly parking leasers)
>> Click here for more details.
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
|From Daejeon Station or Hyeonchungwon Station (Daejeon Subway Line 1, Exit 3),
Take Bus 107 and get off at Donghaksa Temple (동학사) (20min intervals).