Jinan-gun Cheolligil

The natural environment has been well-preserved, Jinan-gun

Jinan-gun has the second widest area after Wanju-gun, and most of its land consists of mountainous regions. The natural environment has been well-preserved, and it is known for the only highland plateau in Korea, the ‘Jinan Plateau’.  

In AD 757, the 16th year of reign of King Gyeongdeok in Silla, the region’s name changed from Nanjina-hyeon (or Wollang-hyeon) to Jinan-hyeon, and since then, the name has been used. In the Goryeo era, it was called as Wollang-hyeon again, but it was called Jinan-gun since Joseon.

In Jinan-gun, the three river stems, Geum River, Seomjin River and Mangyeong River, met here.
Thus, Jinan-gun is a place of mountains and waters.

There many mountains famous for mountain climbing such as Unjang Mountain, Gubong Mountain and Mai Mountain.
The scenery aroung the Yongdam Lake is breathtaking indeed.

One cannot possibly miss out on Jinan Plateau located between the Sobaek mountain ridge and Noryeong mountain ridge.
In the East, there are the Daedeok Mountain, Deokyu Mountain, Baekun Mountain,
and they are all connected to Noryeong ridge that is about 1,200~1,300m above sea level.  

The plateau located in between this place is 350~300m above sea level, and it is a significant place for geology
because the geological features from the ancient times can still be observed.

Jinan-gun has all the
incredible sceneries of Korea

The priceless trail in Jinan-gun in the Jinan-gun section of the Jeonbuk Cheolligil introduces places with great views and places that are not strenuous to walk.

Along the Yongdam Dam and the Yongdam Lake, you will see the Geum River, and you will also see the Seombawi in Yongdam Dam Gamdong Byeorut-gil. There is also the Unilam Banilam Trail where you can walk along the valley with incredible and bizarre stones. You will also be able to feel the miraculous features of Mai Mountain in the Mai Mountain Trail.

Jinan-gun has all the incredible sceneries of Korea. If you are a fan of hiking trips, you should try visiting Jinan-gun.

Yongdam Dam Gamdong Byeorut-gil

Lake meets the sky and Island rock

Concept Lake Road
Length 12km
Time 4 hrs
Difficulty Normal
Main Course Yongdam Dam Water Culture Center - Gongdo Bridge - Yongdam Family Theme Park - Shinyongdam Bridge - Island Rock - Byorut-Gil – Gamdong Village - Island Rock - Yongdam Dam Water Culture Center

Thanks to the efforts of Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do has been supplied with water for living through Yongdam Lake. This is why we need to add gratitude to the views of Yongdam Dam and Yongdam Lake. 'Yongdam Dam Water Culture Center', a point of view of Yongdam Lake's moving street, is an exhibition hall and an education center built to convey the value of such a lake.

Panoramic view of Yongdam Dam

The Gongdo Bridge, which overlooks the top of the Yongdam Dam, can be accessed from 10 am to 5 pm. The wide lake overlooking Kongdo Bridge is very beautiful in addition to the open-air skyscape.

The forest that starts at the end of the bridge is connected to the Sinyoungdam Bridge' through the Yongdam Family Theme Park' filled with flowers.

The magnificent view of the island rock.
and the shape of the pine trees are also wonderful.

If you walk for a while, the clear water of 'Island Rock' flows calmly and welcomes you on your journey. The island rock, which also became the background of the national anthem, boasted a beautiful ink painting.

It stands tall in the middle of the Geum River, but its shape is noble. The pine trees next to the rock also had unusual shapes. The landscape of Geum River, which blends with the sandy beaches of 10,000 pyeong, is attractive enough to stop.

Climb the flea road. The flimsy road that passes by the Geum River is quite thrilling.

I walked downstream and finally reached the footpath. A crayfish or a crayfish is Jinan's word for a cliff near a river.

Romantic to see the upper Kumgang to the left, as well as uphill and downhill, it offers a unique combination of thrills.

It is also rich in ferns and seems to look in the primeval primeval forest. If you pass the strange rock formations such as Muntukbow, 'Gamdong Village' will catch your eyes.

The village where the ferry was

The village was originally called persimmon village. The white sand beach in front of the village is where a ferry boat went, and it is a trail that crossed the river under a cliff. Perhaps the old ones crossed the Geum River by ferry. When you go nearby, there is an arrow to go back. The journey back to the scene is pleasant.

At the end of the journey, the electric village is full of peaceful and generous scenery. When going back, it is a formal course to go to Yongdam Dam Water Culture Center, which is just the end of the road from the Sinyongdam bridge, and it is enough to soothe the inconvenience of the road.

  • Recommendation

    If the door to the Gongdo Bridge is
    closed, check if entrance is
    possible. It is worth walking there.
    The road next to the cliff is nice to
    walk in spring and late autumn.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Jinan Intercity Bus Terminal
    Public Stop>
    Jinan Bus Terminal
    Rural Bus bound for
    Jinan-Songpung (Jeongcheon)
    > Get off at Wangdugol Stop
    Yongdam Dam
    Palgakjeong Rest Area
    25-minutes on foot (1.7km)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Jinan Intercity Bus Terminal
    Public Stop>
    Yongdam Dam Sculpture Park,
    16-minute walk
    from Ancheon (1.1km)
    'Jijang' Stop
    Rural fishing bus bound for
    Jinan (Songpung-Ancheon)
    > Get off at Jinan Terminal

  • Information Center & Representative

    Jinan-gun Office Tourism Division
    063-430-2511

    Jinan Gowon-gil
    063-433-5191

Unilam Banilam Forest Road

Mureungdowon, a strange rock formation where everything is superb

Concept Riverside Road
Length 10km
Time 3hrs 30mins
Difficulty Normal
Main Course Nojeokbong Rest Area - Chileun Bridge – Uniljeong - Rainbow Bridge - Auto Camping Site - Dakbatgol Forest Bathing Area – Muk Hill – Waryongam - Jucheon-myeon Office

Huge and marvelous rocks

'Unil Ambanil-am Forest Trail', which is also the 9th section of Jinan Gowon-gil, begins in front of the 'Nojeokbong Rest Area'. The moment of meeting the huge and marvelous rocks with the cool sound of 'Joojacheon' is overwhelming enough to forget the way.

However, this road ends shortly in front of 'Chil Eun-kyo'. After that, you cross the road again into the forest, and if you take an uphill path along a fairly steep ridge, you will be greeted by a 'Uniljeong' built on a rock.

The highest point of today's journey, a mysterious landscape beneath the snow, seems to make up for the hard-working effort. The sweat waits for a tableware and hits a steep downhill. How narrow and severe the road would have been called the 'half-day cancer' which means 'the sun can only be seen in half a day'. You will have to move carefully.

Mysterious state of a flimsy road

Then, when you come down the road, you will meet the 'rainbow bridge' if you just climb up. Cliffs and waterfall deep water returning from the bridge is another admiration.

Passing through the 'auto camping ground', which has a large parking lot, the Myeongdo Bridge, the pine forest, and the Juyanggyo Bridge, it enters the 'Dakbatgol Forest Forest Bath. The valley is clean and the forest is alive. Continue to rush to take a short breath at Muk Hill and cross the bridge to see 'Waryongam'.

This mysterious state of nature continues until the end of the course.
Now it's a long way to the final office, Jucheon-myeon Office.

  • Recommendation

    You can use the campsite at the
    beginning of the course. 1 night
    stay including the hiking and
    the playing in the water is
    recommended. It is such a
    beautiful place to only walk
    the trails once.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Jinan Intercity Bus Terminal
    Public Stop>
    Jinan Bus Terminal
    Rural Bus Jinan-Jucheon
    > Get off at Samger Stop
    Crossing the 'Nojuk Bridge to Nujuk Peak'
    3-minute walk in direction (232m)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Jinan Intercity Bus Terminal
    Public Stop>
    Jucheon Terminal Bus Stop
    in front of
    Boarding for Rural Fishing
    Bus (Jucheon-Jinan)
    > Get off at Jinan Terminal

  • Information Center & Representative

    Temporary Tourist Information Center
    (open from July to August)

    Jinan-gun Office Tourism Division
    063-430-8711

    Jinan Gowon-gil
    063-433-5191

Mai Mountain Road

To check the phase of Maisan up close

Concept Forest and Hill Road
Length 8km
Time 3hrs 30mins
Difficulty Normal
Main Course Jinan Contact Center-Tourist Information Center- Sayangje - Lovers' Road – Cheonwangmun – Eunsusa - Tapsa-Euncheon Village Hall

Overwhelming Maishan Two Peaks

If you walk along the riverside at Jinan meeting place, you can see Maisan as far as the beginning of a path. That figure is worth three stars in the Michelin Guide. After a well-kept tourist information center, head to the 'Special Festival' where you can enjoy Maisan in a comfortable but close proximity. The two peaks of Mt. Mai on the bank are overwhelming.

The 'lover's road' that we will meet later has been changed to the electric car and people to the 'Cheonwangmun'. It takes more time, but you can climb the mountain slowly. 'Cheonwangmun' is the plateau between two peaks of Mt. After tasting the silver spring water, head toward ‘Eunsusa’. You can enjoy the natural monuments of the Blue Fruit Pear Tree and the Rope Tree.

Wherever you walk, Maisan looks at the walker.

Wherever you walk, Maisan looks at the walker. Facing 'Eunsasa' and facing 'Topsa',
the mysterious and enormous stone pagoda is enduring a long time with its greatness.
There are only a number of stories about who made what and when.

It's easy to get lost if you leave 'Topsa', so you can quickly turn to the left and follow 'Jungan Gowon-gil's milestone to enter 'Dojanggol'.
If you walk a long time, you can see Maisan.

If you go downhill afterwards, it is the end of Euncheon Village. In order to prevent frequent fires in the village, the village forest and stone turtles have been restored,
and the journey ends at the Euncheon Village Hall

  • Recommendation

    There are various mountain
    hiking courses such as the Female
    Maibong and Bongdubong, so you
    can also enjoy mountain climbing.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Jinan Intercity Bus Terminal
    Public Stop>
    Jinan Intercity Bus Public Stop
    11 minutes on foot from
    Jinan Post Office (731m)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Jinan Intercity Bus Terminal
    Public Stop>
    Euncheon Intersection Stop
    Boarding for
    Rural Bus (Myeong-Jin)
    > Get off at Jinan Terminal

  • Information Center & Representative

    Jinan-gun Office Tourism Division
    063-430-8711

    Jinan Gowon-gil
    063-433-5191