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Suggested Itineraries

Suggested Itineraries

Jecheon, Surrounded by Mountains and Water

  • RegionJecheon-si Chungcheongbuk-do
  • Duration1 DAY
Jecheon, Surrounded by Mountains and Water


Jecheon is home to abundant water and mountains. Cheongpungho Lake embraces Oksunbong Peak, and the high mountains that surround Cheongpungho Lake like a folding screen are the scenery that makes Jecheon a one-of-a-kind destination. The beautiful scenery created by water and mountains is always abundant.

Day 1

  • 110:00 AMJecheon Oksunbong Suspension Bridge

    22:00 PMParking lot in front of Oksunbong Suspension Bridge, Jadrakgil Trail Course 6, Goegokseongbyeok-gil

    33:00 PMDumusan Mountain Oriental Arborvitae Forest

    45:00 PMOriental Arborvitae Experience Center

10:00 AM, Jecheon Oksunbong Suspension Bridge

  • Photo credit: Susan Slow City

Jecheon Oksunbong Suspension Bridge is one of Jecheon's representative tourist destinations along with Uirimji Reservoir, Yongchupokpo Falls Glass Observatory and Cheongpung Cable Car. With a length of 222 meters, a simple walk across the suspension bridge feels like an amusement ride, swaying even with just a small force. Get a thrilling experience with just one look at the floor where you can see clearly below. Jecheon Oksunbong Suspension Bridge, connected with a special plated cable, can withstand the weight of 90 tons at the same time and is designed to withstand winds of 28.3 m/s, so there is no need to worry about safety. The view of Oksunbong Peak from the suspension bridge is superb. At the end of the suspension bridge, there is a trail where you can enjoy the view of Chungjuho Lake while walking along the hillside of Oksunbong Peak.

    • Oksunbong Suspension Bridge
    • Address: 342, Oksunbong-ro, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 제천시 수산면 옥순봉로 342
    • Operating hours: November-February 09:00-17:00 / March-October 09:00-18:00
    • Admission: 3,000 won (2,000 won regional gift certificate included)

2:00 PM, Parking lot in front of Oksunbong Suspension Bridge, Jadrakgil Trail Course 6, Goegokseongbyeok-gil

  • Photo credit: Susan Slow City

Jecheon Jadrakgil Trail Course 6 Goegokseongbyeok-gil is a walking tour that starts from the parking lot in front of the Oksunbong Suspension Bridge and travels through Dabul-ri to Gosugol Valley. It has the most beautiful scenery among the seven courses of Jecheon Jadrakgil Trail, and is visited by many travelers all year round. You can walk the Goegokseongbyeok-gil by following the trail along the mountain ridge or taking the roundtrip course. The roundtrip course is 7 kilometers long and reaches Daburam Hermitage, the turning point, passes Goegok Village Hall, and returns to the starting point. The course traveling along the mountain ridge is 6.5 kilometers long and stretches to Gosugol Valley. For beginners, the 2.1-kilometer course from the parking lot in front of the Jecheon Oksunbong Suspension Bridge to “the photo spot” is recommended. The course is perfect for a leisurely walk and there are three observatories with views of Chungjuho Lake, Oksunbong Peak, and Oksundaegyo Bridge. Another charm of this course is the fun of seeing the different views of Cheongpungho Lake, which change slightly depending on the location of the observatory.

    • Jadrakgil Trail Course 6, Goegokseongbyeok-gil
    • Address: San 104, Goegok-ri, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 제천시 수산면 괴곡리 산 104)
    • Operating hours: Open 24 hr
      * Closed on Mondays, January 1, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
    • Admission: Free

3:00 PM, Dumusan Mountain Oriental Arborvitae Forest

  • Photo credit: Susan Slow City
  • Photo credit: Susan Slow City

Dumusan Mountain Oriental Arborvitae Forest in Jecheon is the largest among the native arborvitae forests in Korea. Over 4,000 cypress trees from 60 to 130 years old grow densely in the 60,000 m² forest. It is twice the size of the cypress forest in Dodong, Daegu, the first natural monument in Korea. The best way to see the cypress forest is by walking. The forest path runs for about 1.9 kilometers from Oksunbong Eco Park to the arborvitae forest observatory and has gentle curves and slopes, making it easy for anyone to walk. A wooden chair and a meditation resting place are also available for forest bathing in the middle of the forest path. If you want to venture more, there is also a hiking trail from the arborvitae forest observatory to the top of Dumusan Mountain. The hike is a bit steep, but the view from the top of the observatory is spectacular enough that you won’t regret the hike

    • Oriental Arborvitae Forest
    • Address: San 25, Susan-ri, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 제천시 수산면 수산리 산 25)
    • Operating hours: Open 24 hr
    • Admission: Free

5:00 PM, Oriental Arborvitae Experience at Oksunbong Eco Park

  • Photo credit: Susan Slow City
  • Photo credit: Susan Slow City
  • Photo credit: Susan Slow City

Within Oksunbong Eco Park is an Oriental Arborvitae experience center named “Cheukbaeksupeuro,” meaning “To the arborvitae forest,” decorated with the theme of arborvitae. Here, you can try making various products such as soap, shampoo, and natural spray using arborvitae oil. Arborvitae trees have excellent insect repellency so they have been planted around houses since ancient times. We also recommend the arborvitae oil foot bath to relieve fatigue from your travels. There is a separate facility for foot bathing in the experience center, so you can enjoy a comfortable foot bath with your family, friends, or lovers. You can also enjoy a cup of savory arborvitae leaf tea during the foot bath. Additionally, participants can hit a target 20 meters away during the traditional archery experience.

    • Cheukbaeksupeuro (Oriental Arborvitae Experience Center)
    • Address: 25-1, Susan-ri, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 제천시 수산면 수산리 25-1)
    • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00
    • Fee: Soap making 6,000 won / Traditional bow and arrow experience 3,000 won
    • Website: 측백숲으로.com (Korean only)
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