Aengsan 앵산

506.7 meters

2.4km

Part of the 12 Peak Challenge

A beautiful, but often overlooked mountain. The trailhead starts in Hacheong-myeon. Park at the jjimjilbang, cross the street, and start walking towards the neighborhood up the hill. You will see the trail starting on your left before you get to the houses.

After hiking for a while you will reach a clearing with some old picnic tables. To get to the summit, turn right and prepare for a steep climb with lots of stairs. From here, it’s just 0.5km to the peak!

Sidenote: From this clearing, you can also hit up another peak: Solbyongsan (440m) while you’re here. Climb the 0.02km to get to the makeshift summit sign and cross another one off the list before getting back on the way to Aegnsan!

Alternate Routes

There is a trailhead in Seohang Village taking you 4.3 km to the summit from the opposite direction. Map views make it appear that most of this trail is roadway. Also, you’ll pass by Gwangcheongsa Temple following this route.

Alex Barnett Vlog

Alex Barnett is a friend of mine and another avid hiker. You can check out his video series on some of these mountains as well.