Best trails in South Jeolla, South Korea

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Trying to find the best South Jeolla trails? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Yeongam-gun, Yeonggwang-gun or Gangjin-gun, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in South Jeolla ranging from 1.7 to 4.6 miles and from 147 to 2,516 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in South Jeolla, South Korea
Top trails (12)
#1 - Cheonhwangsa - Dogapsa
Wolchulsan National Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Cheonhwangsa (천황사) - Dogapsa (도갑사) Located in Wolchulsan, Cheonhwangsa is a Korean Buddhist temple surrounded by lush scenery. Follow the nature path to Dogaspa, another Buddhist temple that contains the history of Korea. Here you will be able to see wall paintings of Buddha, stone pagodas, and more. Note that these two are active religious sites, if you're lucky you may be able to hear the monks doing their offerings.Show more
#2 - Cheonhwangbong
Wolchulsan National Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Cheonhwangbong (천황봉) Known to be one of South Korea's smallest national parks, Wolchulsan (월출산) is known for its national treasures Dogapsa Temple (도갑사), the Cloud Bridge, and Mount Wolchul (the mountain that this park takes its name from). This trail takes you to Cheonhwangbong, a peak with magnificent views. Be prepared as this trail is rocky and can be difficult to navigate. Additionally, you will be able to pass by Cheonhwangsa (천황사), a Korean buddhist temple.Show more
#3 - Daedonggyesa Temple
Yeongam-gun, South Jeolla, South Korea
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
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#4 - Wolchul Camp Site - Cheonghwangsa
Wolchulsan National Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
Wolchul (월출산) Camp Site - Cheonghwangsa (천황사) Known to be one of South Korea's smallest national parks, Wolchulsan (월출산) is known for its national treasures Dogapsa Temple (도갑사), the Cloud Bridge, and Mount Wolchul (the mountain that this park takes its name from). Additionally, you will be able to pass by Cheonhwangsa (천황사), a Korean buddhist temple.Show more
#5 - Dalmatan Loop
Haenam-gun, South Jeolla, South Korea
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
#6 - Wolchulsan Loop
Wolchulsan National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 48 m
Wolchulsan (월출산) Loop Known to be one of South Korea's smallest national parks, Wolchulsan (월출산) is known for its national treasures Dogapsa Temple (도갑사), the Cloud Bridge, and Mount Wolchul (the mountain that this park takes its name from).Show more
#7 - Bulgapsan Loop
Yeonggwang-gun, South Jeolla, South Korea
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
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#8 - Cheonghwangsa - Cheonhwangbong - Maebong
Wolchulsan National Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Cheonhwangsa (천황사), Cheonhwangbong (천황봉), Maebong (매봉) Known to be one of South Korea's smallest national parks, Wolchulsan (월출산) is known for its national treasures Dogapsa Temple (도갑사), the Cloud Bridge, and Mount Wolchul (the mountain that this park takes its name from). This trail takes you to Cheonhwangbong, a peak with magnificent views. Be prepared as this trail is rocky and can be difficult to navigate. Additionally, you will be able to pass by Cheonhwangsa (천황사), a Korean buddhist temple.Show more
#9 - Wolchungsan Full Trail
Wolchulsan National Park
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
Wolchungsan Full Trail (월출산 풀 트레일) Known to be one of South Korea's smallest national parks, Wolchulsan (월출산) is known for its national treasures Dogapsa Temple (도갑사), the Cloud Bridge, and Mount Wolchul (the mountain that this park takes its name from). This trail takes you across the whole national park. You will also see Cheonhwangbong, a peak with magnificent views. Be prepared as this trail is rocky and can be difficult to navigate. Additionally, you will be able to pass by Cheonhwangsa (천황사), a Korean buddhist temple.Show more
#10 - Dogap Reservoir - Dogapsa
Wolchulsan National Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Dogap Reservoir (도갑저수지) - Dogapsa (도갑사) Known to be one of South Korea's smallest national parks, Wolchulsan (월출산) is known for its national treasures Dogapsa Temple (도갑사), the Cloud Bridge, and Mount Wolchul (the mountain that this park takes its name from). This trail takes you to Dogaspa, a Buddhist temple that contains the history of Korea. Here you will be able to see wall paintings of Buddha, stone pagodas, and more. Note that these two are active religious sites, if you're lucky you may be able to hear the monks doing their offerings.Show more
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