Poroksan 포록산

274 meters

1.58km

Poroksan is a relatively small mountain and short hike, and although there are many nice hikes in Geoje to choose from, this made a good morning hike on a work day. The trailhead starts in Dongbu-myeon. There is a small spot for parking as soon as you cross the bridge. On the day I hiked Poroksan, it seemed every senior in the neighborhood was headed that way to do some mountain upkeep.

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As you will see from the map at the start of the trail, the mountain continues all the way to Dongmangsan, but due to it being a work day, I had to save that stretch for another day.

The trail starts with a 10~15 minute climb up some stairs. Once you reach the top the trail turns left. After about another 5 minutes you will come to a junction, continue on straight.

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From here, the trail will get a bit wider (wide enough for a vehicle). Almost immediately there will be a little path on the left hand side leading to some burial mounds with a great view looking towards Seonjasan and Nojasan. Also, keep your eye out on the left hand side of this road for the remains of an old rock wall.

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Soon enough you will come to a larger clearing and junction. From here, go straight, it’s only 0.62km to the peak! You will come to a steep set of stairs for a while, get a little break where they level out somewhat, and then reach some steeper stairs again. Don’t worry, you’ll be at the top in no time!

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Finally at the top of the mountain, there is a small summit plaque-style stone and two great views. Looking to the left is a view towards Sandaldo, and straight on to Geoje-myeon with a view of the “giant glass egg” at the Agricultural Technology Center.

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