- Islands of Incheon
'Masterpiece Road' Trekking in Daecheongdo Island:Boost Your Success Energy and Love Energy
The trekking course of Daecheongdo Island starts in Dongnae-dong and continues to the summit of Samgaksan Mountain. It is a perfect trekking course to re-energize urbanites who are suffering from chronic stress. Daecheongdo (literally "a big dark blue island") is named so because the color of dense forest of the island a dark blue when seen from a distance.
On the Road to Success Energy Trail!
From spring to summer, the trail is full of flowers including sweetbriers, the symbol of Ongjin-gun. Daecheongdo Island is blessed with tremendous natural beauty.
So is Moraeul Beach with its numerous pine trees emitting a great deal of phytoncide for vacationers.
The pine trees are native to Korea. Barks are splitting on the trees that have endured the strong wind from the sea for decades. The trees are also called 'giraffe pine trees' by locals for their height.
A signboard along the trail says, "You have recharged your success energy by 30% thus far."
Hornbeams are the major tree in Samgaksan Mountain. Big red pine trees dot the mountain.
Quite a proportion of the trail gets covered with the leaves of hornbeams and other plants that rustle under hikers' feet in autumn, which adds to the pleasure of hiking along the course.
Samgaksan is so named as it resembles a triangle ('samgak' means a triangle and 'san' means a mountain). To the south of the mountain are Moraeul Beach, Seopungbaji Cliff and Dokbawi Rock. To the east are Goju-dong, Seonjin-dong and Seonjinpo Quay. To the north are Miadong Beach, Nongyeo Beach, Okjuk Quay and a sand desert. To the west is Jiduri Beach.
From the pavilion, you can see Seonae-dong to the left and Yangji-dong to the right as well as the open sea in front of the villages.
You have finished the trekking just by 70 percent, a signboard says. Samgaksan is 343 meters high. The Success Trail starts at Seonjin Port and the Love Trail begins at the Northernmost Population of Common Camellias.
I had to climb a rough course..
with some wooden stairs and safety lines.
I was able to enjoy fantastic views from time to time. I finally reached the peak.
On the opposite side, I saw Baengnyeongdo Island that is much larger than Daecheongdo Island.
Be sure to pack snacks and water before setting out on the hike. Once you have departed from a village on the shore, they are no longer available anywhere along the trail.