Geomdansan Mountain (657m) is one of the major mountains in Hanam. During the Baekje period, it was a sacred mountain where the kings would offer ceremonial services to gods. From the summit, one can get a great view of Yangsuri, where the Namhangang River and Bukhangang River meet, as well as Hanam, Seoul, Yangpyeong, and the Paldangho Lake area.
Since it is close to the Seoul Metropolitan Area, it is a popular day trip course. Getting there is easy and the hiking trails, which are not too difficult, are well maintained. Hiking starts from either Sangok Elementary School in Hasangok-dong or Araebaealmi across from the Paldang Dam. The former trail is easier to access.
There is also the Hyeonchungtap trail that starts near the Korea Animation High School in Changu-dong. The start of the trail from Hasangok-dong is steep but there are rest areas along the trail. Once on the summit, which is flat, one can get a great view of Bukhansan Mountain and Dobongsan Mountain in the distance. Hikers can also see Paldang Dam to the east, Yongmasan Mountain to the south, and the Jungbu Expressway to the west.
33, Saemjae-ro 104beon-gil, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do[Google Map]
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How To Use
100 parking spaces
Gangdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 4.
Take Bus 30-3, 112, 9301, 341 bound for Sangok Elementary School, Geomdansan Mountain Entrance(산곡초등학교,검단산입구).
Elementary School Hiking Trails
Sangok Elementary School → Reunification Stone Tower → Gomteo Mineral
Spring → Mountain Peak (2.6km / 1hr 25min)
* Hyeonchungtap Memorial Tower Hiking Trails
High School) → Hyeonchungtap Memorial Tower → Gopdol Mineral Spring → Mountain
Peak (3.1km / 1hr 30min)
* Yu Gil-jun Graveyard Hiking Trails
Changwu-dong → Yu Gil-jun Graveyard → Jeonmangbawi
Rocks → Mountain Peak (3.5km / 1hr 40min)
* Araetbaealmi Hiking Trails
Araetbaealmi → Observation Post → Mountain
Peak (2.1km / 1hr 10min)
* Witbaealmi Hiking Trails
Witbaealmi → Transmission Tower → Samgeori → Mountain
Peak (3.5km / 1hr 30min)
Mountain Not Access Period:
Seasonal Forest Fire Watches by Park
02.01. ~ 05.15. / 11.01. ~ 12.15.
※TBD by park directors based on fire weather advisories, snow/precipitation levels, and other local conditions.
Restricted Mountain Areas :
Entire area of Geomdansan Mountain (100,000 won fine to those not permitted)
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