Address : Sindae-ri, Cheongil-myeon, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do
A beautiful, phoenix resembling mountain that shows marvelous sceneries in all four seasons.
[Mt. Bongbok (1,022m)] Mt. Bonbok which shows marvelous sceneries of high mountains and deep valleys throughout all four seasons, got its name because its shape resembles phoenix. The mountain has a gentle terrain and it's abundant in beautiful trees and clean water, showing all the qualities of a good mountain. The mountain also boasts beautiful azaleas that bloom during spring, refreshing streams that chase away the during summer, autumnal leaves that give you butterflies in fall and romantic snow scenes in winter.
Mt. Bongbok which is located on the border running between Cheongil-myeon, Hoengseong-gun and Seoseok-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, is not known to many people and still has a very clean environment because the public transportation does not reach the mountain conveniently. The mountain is high and it has many deep valleys but has a surprisingly smooth terrain. You can also see a lot of clean ponds and marshes around the valleys. It also preserves nature as it is and in Sindae-ri Valley which is the starting point of hiking, trouts and a variety of native freshwater fish species live in the clean streams. Also, at the bottom of the mountain, there is a famous temple called Bongboksa which was built by Master Jajangyulsa, a renowned Buddhist monk during the Silla Dynasty period and you can feel the great history of this mountain. The most popular hiking route starts at a crossroad located 400m away from Hannam Bridge in Sindae-ri. At the crossroad, you will take the left route, hike up along the mountain ridge and descend. At the mountain top which usually take about 50 minutes to get to, you will be able to see the beautiful open fields of Sindae-ri.
It's an easy climb down. To get down, you will head towards northeast, pass 1038 Peak, turn right at 1095 Peak and descend looking at the top of Mt. Bongbok to your right.