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photo of Balwangsan

Mount Balwang(1458m) borders with Pyeongchang-myun, Jinbu-myun, and Gangreung City, Wangsan-myun. The north side of the mountain harbors Yongpyeong ski resort. The mountain was named after the sad legend of Balwang and Oknyu. The yew forest, ski slope, and other sceneries gives an awe-inspiring course for hikers. The snowy mountain emits beauty no other mountains can surpass.

The hiking paths are not too steep, making the mountain easily hiked during spring and fall, but the winter counterpart requires proper attire and equipment due to strong winds and heavy snowfall. However, these paths and hills can be negotiated with use of Yongpyung Ski Resort gondola.

Taken from the Dragon Plaza, this longest gondola(7.4km) in Asia will take you up to the peak in 17 minutes, and lead you to the famous Swiss cafe shown in a famous Korean TV drama. You can enjoy the scenery over a cup of tea in this cafe. There are statues of the TV Drama stars towards the vista point to the right.


photo of Sunjaryung

Sunjaryung is a peak located in the middle fo the Baekdoo Mountains. It borders Odasan on the north, and the trails are easy to negotiate for even novice hikers. It faces the Gangreung City and East Sea on the east side, making it a very scenic peak.


photo of Odasan

Odasan National Park encompasses Woljung temple and Sangwon temple, and there are many rare animals and vegetation. A trail leads from Sangwon temple to the Biro-peak. There are five peaks in the mountain, giving it the name 'O(5)dasan'.


photo of Gabangsan

Gabangsan faces Odasan on the east, and it is the fifth highest peak in Korea. To the west, there lies a high-altitude roadway(1,089m) called Woonduryung. To the north, there is Eulsoo valley, a known habitat of Halfmoon Bears. To the south, there are two springs well known for their terrific water source. Gabangsan attracts many natural ginseng hunters due to its high availability in clean mountains. The rare yew and royal azalea forest line the mountain, and the terrain resembles that of Daechungbong. This area is desiganted a wildlife conservation area.

The snowy trails last until March, attracting a big number of hikers. 1089 meters of it to the peak can be negotiated by car, so the remaining 488 meters is easily overcome. Once on the peak, the whole Baekdoodaegan can be caught in a single view, rendering this peak the best vista point in the area. To the north, there is Sorak Mountain: to the east, there is Odasan: to the west, there are Hwegeesan and Taegeesan.


photo of Baekduksan

Baekduksan(1,350.1m), which is located in Pyeongchang, harbors a temple called Bupheung temple. Legend has it that this mountain contains 4 treasures, but no one knows where they are. It has an array of yew forest, with some of them radiating in red hue, showing the sheer immensity of the mountain.

The trails are easy to negotiate, making this trail perfect for the whole family. Upon reaching the peak, Gariwangsan and Odasan are visible in wavy fashion. To the south, Sobaeksan is within sight; to the west, Chiak Mountains take up your entire view.


photo of Sujungsan

Sujungsan is not very steep, with curves resembling that of a beautiful woman. It houses maple, royal azalea, azalea, and oak. During the spring, the royal azalea forest forms tunnels, and maple trees line up for 200m in fall. In winter, knee-deep snow pleases hikers. It is often called 'ash mountain' due to its prevalence of ash trees.


photo of Sambangsan

Sambangsan wraps itself around Pyeongchang Eup as if a mother embraces a child, and is also reminiscent of a natural castle wall. It contains many kinds of rare vegetation, and mixture of rocky trail, reed field, steep hills, and caves. The name is derived from 3 checkpoints from ancient times that used to check on people passing through.


photo of Jangamsan

Jangamsan boasts scent of pine, and is encircled by Pyeongchang river, giving the mountain a terrific view. Pyeongchang Eup is visible from the peak, as well as 3 majestic mountains. Once the hiker overcomes the 300m climb at Sangri, the trails are negotiable by almost anyone. The famous trout culture farm is located nearby.


photo of Baekwoonsan

The peak is 883m high. The name is derived from the perennial white clouds encircling the mountain. There are 6 peaks along Dong River, with steep cliff separating the mountain and the river. There is the Baekryong cave nearby, designated a natural monument, #260.

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