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Chuncheon Dangnim-ri Course, Riding amidst Larch and Pine Nut Trees

Travel Info

Course Introduction

Chuncheon Yehyeon Hospital- Seokparyeong Three-way Intersection- Forest Fire Guard Post- Seed Garden- Forest Ranger Barracks- Forest Test Plate- Deokduwon-ri- Deokduwon-ri Bus Stop~ Chuncheon Yehyeon Hospital

Region

Chuncheon

Dangnim-ri located in Seomyeon, Chuncheon is a great course to ride bicycles as the town is mostly made up of gentle hilly areas. After raining or when the soil frozen during the winter begins to melt, it can make your bicycle muddy so you should take precautions, and you shall also be careful about the rapid incline up to Deokduwon Village. There are mountains all around the village offering beautiful views, so why not take a ride at Dangnim-ri?

Chuncheon Yehyeon Hospital

Dangnim Elementary School Forest Path

└ Dangnim Elementary School Forest Path

Go along Route 46 towards Chuncheon and before getting to Gangchon, you will see a sign for Dangnim-ri, where you should turn left. Pass Gangchongyo (Br.) at Gangchon Station and go about 3km towards Seoul and Gapyeong on the left, and then take the right at the Dangnim 1-ri sign where you will see Dangnim Elementary School. Go 2.5km more and you will arrive at Yehyeon Hospital. The course starts at Dangnim Elementary School or the forest path next to Chuncheon Yehyeon Hospital.

Seokparyeong Three-way Intersection

Seokparyeong Three-way Intersection

└ Seokparyeong Three-way Intersection

Seokparyeong Three-way Intersection

└ Seokparyeong Three-way Intersection

The sector going uphill to the Seokparyeong Three-way Intersection is perfect for warming up. Take the left at the fork in the road. The flat forest path will become a winding road, and go along the forest path made up gentle uphill and downhill roads.

Forest Fire Guard Post

Forest Fire Guard Post

└ Forest Fire Guard Post

Forest Fire Guard Post

└ Forest Fire Guard Post

After going about 10km from the Seokparyeong Three-way Intersection, there will be a sign for hiking trails for Gyegwansan (Mt.) and Samaksan (Mt.). Your field of vision will broaden and a vacant lot with a forest fire guard post will appear. The place where there is a restriction bar to the forest path is where the seed garden starts.

Seed Garden

Seed Garden

└ Seed Garden

There are six national seed gardens across the nation, and one of them is the Chuncheon Seed Garden. It produces and manages outstanding seeds and operates a forest that can verify trees for the next generation. Stop your ride and take a moment to slowly enjoy the forest scenery.

Forest Ranger Barracks

Forest Ranger Barracks

└ Forest Ranger Barracks

Tree Hill

└ Tree Hill

Enjoy the well-kept pine nut trees, larch, and alder trees of the seed garden and once you pass the low hill, you will reach the T-intersection. There is a forest ranger barracks on the right and the Dangnim-ri Course is in a figure 8 and the ranger barracks is the intersection.
Take a left on the T-intersection and proceed 4km, and then make a left on the three-way intersection. There is a circulating course with long and short up and down-hills that spans for 10km towards Dokga-dong. Come back to the ranger barracks and continue forward.

Forest Test Plate

Forest Test Plate

└ Forest Test Plate

Forest Test Plate

└ Forest Test Plate

Go down a bit and you will see the forest test plate and the scenery from here is quite magnificent. The field of vision is broad and you can get a great view of the downhill path.

Deokduwon-ri

Deokduwon-ri

└ Deokduwon-ri

The path to Deokduwon-ri is downhill and there are cement roads here and there that is bumpy. It is a steep downhill and there are sharp turns so you should be careful of accidents that may be caused by speeding.

Deokduwon-ri Bus Stop – Chuncheon Yehyeon Hospital

Deokduwon-ri Bus Stop

└ Deokduwon-ri Bus Stop

Go to Deokduwongyo (Br.) along the paved road past Deokduwon-ri bus stop. Pass Deokwongyo (Br.) and go along the town path and go up Seokparyeong. There are gentle uphill and downhill paths that continuously repeat, and if you go a bit further, you will reach the Seokparyeong Three-way Intersection, and the Chuncheon Dangnim-ri riding course ends at the Chuncheon Yehyeon Hospital.
While taking a look at the scenery where you will exclaim “Wow!” will make you once again realize just how beautiful Korea is. There is also a cool breeze that will the sweat on your forehead while riding. The phytoncide from the trees is another bonus.


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