New mountaineers, let’s go and enjoy hiking together! Baesan Mountain (256 m), small and low in altitude, consists of different trails called dullegil (trail). Tie your shoelaces, and start hiking up the terrific trails for beginners. Why not refresh yourself as you walk on the hiking trail surrounded by the lush forest?
In Busan stands numerous mountains, and Baesan, which is surrounded by residential areas, can be seen as a rather high hill. It only takes an hour to completely walk along the Baesan Trail. The locals hike through the forest on a daily basis. Because of its low altitude, the mountain seems to have trails for everyone regardless of age and gender. If you want a section with a slope, you should take the route starting from Baesan Station of Busan Metro Line 3 to Yeonsan Reservoir. Meanwhile, if you want to start with a gentle slope, you can choose the route starting from the Ancient Tombs in Yeonsan-dong. Besides these two routes, the trail around Baesan Mountain is very diverse. In fact, you can even start hiking from anywhere!
Let’s go to the Ancient Tombs in Yeonsan-dong with light steps. Nothing is better than a leisurely stroll as you enjoy the refreshing smell of grass in the dense green forest. As you walk on your own path, you will see the ancient tombs. It’s lined with 18 graves of the ruling class from the period of the Three Kingdoms. The size is bigger than expected, so exploring it will be a great way to warm up before hiking.
Baesan Forest Trail begins right across the entrance of the Ancient Tombs in Yeonsan-dong. Climb a little up the stairway and walk on the flat trail. This mountain is low, but its forest is as thick as that of any other mountain. Enjoy the sunlight streaming through the trees, the fresh air, and the gentle breeze. Why not discover the beauty of hiking along Baesan Forest Trail amid the mysterious vitality of nature all over the trail?
Various exercise equipment and rest areas where you can sit and relax are provided along the trail. You don’t need separate food to keep your energy up because there are no difficult sections, but it would be nice to take a break and enjoy a cup of hot coffee. After completing the hike, why not head towards the summit of the mountain while checking the mileposts? Don’t miss the chance to snap a photo of yourself next to the peak stone. The rock behind the peak stone is one of the best vantage points to treat your eyes to a panoramic view of Busan.
These days, the breeze felt on your cheeks is chilly. Come and enjoy the Baesan Forest Trail before it gets colder!
When accompanied by pets, please have them wear ID tags, and collect their excrement.