Jirisan National Park (Hadong) (지리산국립공원(하동))

Jirisan National Par...
Jirisan National Park
Along with Geumgansan Mountain (금강산) and Hallasan Mountain (한라산), Jirisan Mountain (지리산) is known to be one of the most sacred mountains in Korea. It was named “Jiri” because it was believed to be a place that turns the innocent into the wise. Jirisan Mountain, located in the south, is one of the five mountain peaks that surround the capital of old Shilla. On December 29, 1957 Jirisan National Park (지리산국립공원) was declared the nation’s first and biggest national park. Its 440.517㎢ area covers Hadong, Sancheon and Hamyang in Gyeongnam Province; Gurye in Jeonnam Province; and Namwon in Jeonbuk Province. The total area is seven times that of Gyeryongsan National Park (계룡산국립공원) and 52 times that of all of Yeouido (여의도).

The Hadong (하동) part of Jirisan National Park is full of great tourist attractions such as Ssanggyesa Temple, Chilbulsa Temple, Bulil Falls, Hwagye Valley, Cheonghak-dong Village and Doinchon Town.

Jirisan National Park Admin Office +82-55-972-7771~2
Jirisan National Park Nambu (southern) Admin Office +82-61-780-7700
Jirisan National Park Bukbu (northern) Admin Office +82-63-630-8900
Hiking Course
Ssanggyesa Temple Course : Ssanggyesa Temple (쌍계사) – Buril falls (불일폭포) – Samsinbong (삼신봉) – Seseokpyeongjeon (세석평전) – Jangteomok (장터목) – Cheonwangbong (천왕봉) >> 21.6km, 2days 1 night
Night-time Hike Restriction Notice
To ensure the safety of hikers and to prevent wildfires, since November 15, 1991 hiking has been prohibited between sunset and two hours before sunrise.
Restricted Mountain Areas
Nogodan (노고단) ~ Jangteomok (장터목)
Daeseongri (대성리) ~ Seseokpyeongjeon (세석평전)
Georim (거림) ~ 1400Goji (1400고지)
Chibanmok (치밭목) ~ Cheonwangbong (천왕봉)
Dujidong (두지동) ~ Cheonwangbong (천왕봉)
Ganaeso (가내소) ~ Seseokpyeongjeon (세석평전)
Samjeong (삼정) ~ Byeoksoryeong (벽소령)
Eumjeong (음정) ~ Byeoksoryeong (벽소령)
Cheonghakdong (청학동) ~ Samsinbong (삼신봉) ~ Gallimgil (갈림길)
Buril falls (불일폭포) ~ Samsinbong (삼신봉) , Sangbuljae (상불재) ~ Samseonggung Palace Entrance (삼성궁입구)
Beomwanggyo(범왕교) ~ Tokkibong (토끼봉)
Piagol Shelter (피아골대피소) ~ Imgeollyeong (임걸령)
Manbokdae (만복대) ~ Seongsamjae (성삼재)
Dangdong (당동) ~ Dangdonggogae (당동고개)
Nogodan (노고단) ~ Samdobong (삼도봉)
Yoryongdae (요룡대) ~ Baemsagol Ranger Post (뱀사골공원지킴터)
Baemsagol Ranger Post (뱀사골공원지킴터) ~ Samdobong (삼도봉) ~ Bannyabong (반야봉)
Manbokdae (만복대) ~ Jeongyeongchi (정령치)
Wolpyeongmaeul (월평마을) ~ Baraebong (바래봉)※These listings are subject to change.
Natural Preservation Areas (closed to public)
* Seseokpyeongjeon rhododendron woods (excluding the part included in the hiking course): until 2026
* Restoration area in Jangteomok (excluding the part included in the hiking course): until 2011
* Korean fir woods in Jeseokbong (excluding the part included in the hiking course): until 2026
* Wangdeungjae alpine wetland: until 2026
* From Chilbul Temple to Toggibong Peak: until 2027
* From Samdobong Peak to Ssukbatjae to Chibanmok (excluding the part included in the hiking course): until 2026※These listings are subject to change.
Admission Fees
[Camping site]
Adults 1,600-2,000 won / Teens 1,200-1,500 won / Children 800-1,000 won
※ Separate parking fee applies (the fee is set price per day)
※ Separate fee for electricity use: per day, 3,000 won for low season and 4,000 won for peak season.[Shelter facility]
Modern style 7,000-8,000 won / traditional style 5,000 won
※ Traditional style: except ‘Chibanmok and Piagol’, others are rebuilt to modern form.
Parking Fees
Small-sized 2,000 won
Mid-sized 4,000~5,000 won
Large-sized 6,000~7,500 won
※ Regular shuttle bus can park free of charge. (except for vehicles with monthly parking submission)
From Hwagae Intercity Bus Terminal, go 170m towards Seomjingang River (섬진강).
At the Hwagae 3-geori 3-way Intersection (화개삼거리), take a Gurye-Sinheung (구례-신흥) route bus to the entrance of Ssanggyesa Temple (쌍계사입구).
Follow the sign for Ssanggyesa Temple (쌍계사) for 330m to arrive at the Ssanggyesa Information Center (지리산국립공원쌍계사탐방지원센터).