Cheonggyesan Mountain surrounds Seoul Grand Park, Seoulland and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon. The mountain boarders the area of Yangjae-dong, Seoul and Gwacheon-si, Seongnam-si, and Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do. The mountain is nestled at the foot of Gwanaksan Mountain, south of downtown Gwacheon. Dense forests, neat valleys, parks, and temples are available in the mountain, making it a suitable climbing course for families. Also, varied walking courses are set up. The top of the mountain, Manggyeongdae, is not open to public access as a government facility is situated on the peak. Guksabong Peak (alt. 538m) and another peak (alt. 545m) are connected through a mountain path.
It is said that a faithful person, Joyun in the late Goryeo period entered Cheonggyesan Mountain from Songdo after the demolition of Goryeo by Yi Seong-gye who was the first King of the Joseon Dynasty. Also, it was referred to as “Cheongryongsan” because the area is regarded as the place where a blue dragon (Cheongryong; 청룡) ascended to heaven. Based on the principles of geomancy, Gwaksan Mountain and Cheonggyesan Mountain are called “Baekho” (White Tiger) and “Cheongryong,” respectively.
N/A (Open all year round)
Wonteogol Entrance → Wonteogol Yaksuteo (mineral spring) → Kkalttakgogae Ridge → Heliport → Maebong Peak (3km / 1 hr 20 min)
Wonteogol Entrance → Cheongaesa Temple → Gilmajae Pavilion → Maebong Peak (2.7km / 1hr)
Cheonggyegol Entrance → Cheonggyegol Yaksuteo (mineral spring) → Gilmajae Pavilion → Heliport → Maebong Peak (2.13km / 1 hr)
Gaenarigol Entrance → Ongnyeobong Peak → Santokki Ongdalsaem → Heliport → Maebong Peak (4.32km / 2 hr 10 min)
Yangjae Truck Terminal → Ongyeobong Peak → Heliport → Maebong Peak (4.7km / 2 hr 20 min)
[Cheongyesan Forest Tour Program]
- Period: April-November
First and third Sunday 10:00 / Second and fourth Saturday 10:00
- Venue: Entrance of Gwanhyeonsa Temple at Cheongyesan Mountatin
- Operation: Professional forest interpreter explains history, culture and nature ecology while taking a tour course
- Participation: All visitors (free tour)
Available (220 parking spaces)