Gapsa Course 1 is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gongju-si, South Chungcheong, South Korea that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length4.6 miElevation gain2,040 ftRoute typeOut & back
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This course stretches from Gapsa Parking Lot to Gapsa Temple and the top of Sambulbong Peak The trail is goes through Orisup Forest from Gapsa Parking Lot to Gapsa Temple. Its a big temple built more than 1,000 years ago. Visitors are given a chance to see ancient historical and cultural resources such as Gapsa Dongjong, Gapsa Budo, Cheoldanggan, and Jiju. Gapsa Temple is famous for its beautiful autumn tint. Visit this course in autumn, and you will see colorful leaves that can be called a great gift of nature.

Parking is available. Parking Fees Small cars (less than 1,000cc): 2,000 won Mid-sized cars (more than 1,000cc): 4,000 won (peak season: 5,000 won) Buses: 6,000 won (peak season: 7,500 won)

Telephone +82-42-825-3002~3

The trailhead for this course begins at the Gapsa Temple Visitor Center.

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Mark Campbell
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Marty Bugout
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It was a challenging but beautiful hike especially during the autumn leaves changing. The views at the top were awesome and the temples are great too! There’s also bathrooms near the entrance as well as a cafe. Highly recommend! (Note: check the weather... this isn’t the hike for the rain)

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Jeff Wake
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Anthony Ramirez
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Great hike, two sections are under construction and will get bridges in the coming months to assist in the water crossing. The Gapsa temple is a gorgeous and solemn place to pause in order to experience its beauty. Enjoy the waterfalls and quite woods on the way up. Of note: up hill hiking is currently restricted from 0400-1700 which is not posted anywhere other than a few posters once you get 1/3 of the way up the Gapsa trail. Plan accordingly.

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Tyler Harding
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I completed this hike a couple of days ago with my two boys, ages 12 and 11. We completed the hike all the way to the peak which is about a 2000 ft elevation gain. The hike is difficult but very doable with a well marked and maintained trail the entire way. I would highly recommend this trail as it offers great diversity from forest to peaks and cultural temple sights along the way. We didn't have proper winter gear which made it a bit difficult and slippery near the top but by March it should be clear i would think.

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Imani Strong
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Lynn N Matx
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Kris Guffey
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Kris Guffey
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Richard Mora
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Brian Guzzetti
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Tyler Harding
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