Hwanggeumsan - Elephant Rock Trail is a 2.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chŏngch’akchi, South Chungcheong, South Korea that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 km
239 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly





This short trail leads to a peak with a nice view and ends at a rocky beach near a rock structure known as "Elephant Rock".

25 days ago

nice trail for beginners/families, beautiful coastal view, some steep and slippery surfaces, hiking shoes are a must.

1 month ago

This hike was amazing! When we arrived at the very first fork in the trail, right after the signs, we decided to go left. This brought us up and up and up to some amazing views. This was a bit hard for me since I’ve gotten out of shape recently but would have been a breeze if I had been staying moderately active at the time. We brought our two dogs- one large and one small- and they had an easy time keeping up, however, the small one had trouble walking on the rocks at the beach. All in all a great hike.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

We completed this adventure with the whole family (included our two dogs). The hike is not long and is very easy to complete with only a 400 foot elevation gain to reach the small lookout peak. There are alternate routes listed on the map at the trailhead and it is possible to get to the beaches on the other side of the hill without going to the peak for an even easier stroll. Elephant rock is pretty cool to see and my kids enjoyed building rock towers with the large rounded rocks on the beach. The beach here is not sandy so don't expect to be able to lay out and sunbathe. Great experience and the adventure includes just finding the way here. We used GPS coordinates to reach the parking lot and enjoyed the ride. There is not very much information on this hike in English which just added to the adventure of it all. Great memories.

9 months ago

Monday, January 01, 2018

Friday, October 10, 2014