Hiking Trails

Hiking in Odaesan National Park

The main hiking trail begins at Sangwon-sa and is a fairly steep 6.5km climb to the highest peak Biro-bong (1563m), about three hours round-trip. Gung-ho hikers can continue from Biro-bong along a ridge to Sangwang-bong (1493m), then back down to the road and to the temple (12.5km, five hours).

A separate trail runs 13.3km from Sogeum-gang to Jingogae, passing several waterfalls, including Guryong Pokpo, Nagyeong Pokpo and Noin-bong (1338m). The route takes about seven hours one way. Parts of the trail may be shut during the dry months due to fire hazard.