VIDEO| Hiking Korea: A day trekking Oseosan Mountain

Photos by ChiHon Kim
Photos by ChiHon Kim

VIDEO| Hiking Korea: A day trekking Oseosan Mountain

by ChiHon Kim
Stripes Korea

South Korea is covered in nearly 70 percent of mountainous land, making it a heavenly place for hiking enthusiasts. Though I can see the benefits of escaping the city and reconnecting with nature through hiking, I have not really been a fan of this outdoor activity.

You’ll find Oseosan Mountain in Boryeong, which is only a 90-minute drive from Camp Humphreys. The mountain is 91 meters high, making it the highest mountain on Chungcheognam-do’s western coast. Because of this, Oseosan Mountain is known to fishermen as the “Lighthouse of the West Sea.” For hikers, it means stunning ocean views from the top.

Oseosan Mountain is definitely one I’d recommend for avid hikers and nature lovers, or even novices like me.


  • Sangdam parking (오서산공영주차장): NAVER MAP Naver Map
    충남 홍성군 광천읍 오서길351번길 8-10 (KOR), 8-10, Oseo-gil 351beon-gil, Gwangcheon-eup, Hongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do(ENG)
  • Jeongamsa Temple(정암사), Naver Map
    충남 홍성군 광천읍 오서길 625 (KOR), 625, Oseo-gil, Gwangcheon-eup, Hongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (ENG)
  • Myeongdae parking lot (명대주차장) Naver Map
    충남 보령시 청라면 오서산길 447 (KOR), 447, Oseosan-gil, Cheongna-myeon, Boryeong-si (ENG)
  • Oseosan Recreational Forest(오서산 자연휴양림), Naver Map
    충남 보령시 청라면 오서산길 531 (KOR), 531, Oseosan-gil, Cheongna-myeon, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do (ENG)


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