Many tigers lived in this mountain. Sambong Mountain stands high among Choongcheongbook-do Jecheon-city Baekun-myeon Whadang-li and Duckdong-li. But this mountain is not famous. Because Sambong Mountain is surrounded with Baekun Mountain, Guhak Mountain, Juron Mountain and Cheondeung Mountain, Sipja-bong and this is located at the center of these mountains. Because of this topography, many tigers lived in Sambong Mountain before 50 years ago. There is 'Hosikchong' around 'Neorukgol' at the town of 'Daehoji' which shows the past. 'Hosikchong' is a tomb of Hosikjang and this was the common style of mountain villages in the old times. People were dead because of tigers and other people found ashes of dead people and made tombs by rocks. And then they put steamers at the tombs and put kitchen knife to hole the steamers because they were afraid of revengeful ghosts and they did not wanted to meet ghosts by putting the knife. Hundreds of Hosikchongs are found in Gangwon-do Taebaek-city, Samcheok-gun, Jungsun-gun. But in Baekun-myeon Sambong Mountain, people barely find these Hosikchongs but one Hosikchong was found. But except for remaining Hosikchong among the field of Imbeorukgol and Neorukgol shaped trace of tombs, you can barely find the real shape of Hosikchong.
Towns under Sambong Mountain have unique origin of names. The old name of Whadangli is 'Kkottaengii', and Kkottaengii is still used in topographic map. In old times, lots of ponds were in this place. Kkottaengii was based on ponds which were covered with many flowers. And this name is made by the meaning of 'Imbeorukgol' which means the place of abandoned lover. 'Neorukgol' is based on a 'Large rock'. Meanwhile, Pyeongdong-li which is located at eastern Sambong Mountain is the hometown of 'O-Tak-Beon' who wrote poems and novels about the hometown. This town has abundant crops because this town has fields(farms) different from other towns. Sambong Mountain is connected to Duckdong Valley and Yaksudong Valley. These valleys can be recommended to travelers in the summer. But if you hike following the ridges of Sipjabong(983.2m), you had better visit this place in the winter. There are two courses of hiking at Sambong Mountain. The famous road is the course from valley to valley and going up from Yaksudong Valley which is located at the end of Duckdong Valley. Going down to western Imbeorukgol is representative course. But recently, Jumakgeori which is located at the southern Sambong Mountain and Songgol road are used frequently.
Songgol section (Whadangli Songgol ∼ Top of the mountain ∼ Shipjabong ∼ Wonduckdong) Total time for hiking: 5 hours 20 minutes. Time for section: Vacant farm house - (20 minutes) - Anbu - (24 minutes) - Strobilacea colony - (34 minutes) - Top of the mountain - (40 minutes) - Turn-off of ridge - (1 hour 45 minutes) - Sipjabong peak - (12 minutes) - Turn-off - (7 minutes) - Unpaved road - (18 minutes) - Signpost - (1 hour) - Wonduck-dong bust stop.
Starting points are Baekun-myeon Whadang-li Jumakgeori and Songgol street. You can find farm house following the road of north side. If you go straight from this place for 10 minutes, last house is vacant farm house and nobody lives there. But still, faucet is remained so you can get drinking water easily.
If you fill a water bottle and then if you go behind a vacant farm house, you can find pea patch at the right side. If you cross the pea patch and go straight up, you can find faint uphill road which is not big enough for one person. If you go straight for 9 minutes, you can reach the ridge. If you go straight for 5 minutes, you can find certain road and you can find colony of Korean pines. In this place, you should go to the right side. If you go up through a steep uphill road for 8 minutes, you can reach Anbu. But ways are not even and faint so you can barely find them.
Sambong Mountain is famous to experienced hikers. But common people do not know this mountain and common people barely find this mountain.
If you go straight through the uphill road, you can reach Anbu in 15 minutes. This is faint road, but you should find this road and go straight up. You can find a way on the right side but you should try to go up the left side. But it is batter go up straight. May be you cannot find a sign for a long time, but after 6 minutes from going up to the peak, you can find a sign. Road is gentle and uphill. If you go straight up for 20 minutes, You can find Anbu which is about 730m. In this place, Strobilacea colony which are used to make cork can be found.
From the colony, if you go straight for 5 minutes, you can find white and old signs. If you go up for more than 15 minutes, you can find the turn-off and you can find the signs. If you find a way to the right side around the sign, this way is to Sambong Mountain and if you go straight you can find Sipjabong(peak) later.
If you go down to the right side and straight for 12 minutes, you can find the top of this mountain which is 910m. If you go up through the trail in the woods, you can find the sign post of the peak. It was moved here by helicopter in 2002.10 and many marked flags are tied to this sign post.
If you see the southern side from the top of the mountain, you can view Baekun-myeon and Cheondeung Mountain and Guhak Mountainn. Also, if the weather is fine, you can see Cheongpoong Dam and Sugyeong Fountain. The northwest of the top of the mountain is the way to Sipjabong and the eastern side is the way to Yaksudong Valley and Duckdong Valley.
Sipjabong was raised at the boundary which is located at Gangwon-do Wonju and Chungcheongbook-do Jecheon-city. This is called 'Chocksaebong'. From Baekun Mountain (1,085.7m), if you pass Odujae and go straight through the ridges, you can find Sipjabong. This is a good choice.
If you go down to Sipjabong section, you can shortly find the uphill road and you may reach Anbu. You can find the ways easily because there is a marked flag. If you go straight through connected downhill road for 40 minutes, you can find the turn-off of the ridge. If you go down to the left downhill road following the marked flag, you can find Anbu in 10 minutes. If you go to the right side, you can find a gentle downhill road and you may reach the point of 828m. If you go down through the hill for 25 minutes, you can find the uphill road. If you go up and down for 15 minutes, you can find the uphill road which continues for 20 minutes. You may pass the boundary which is located at Gangwondo Wonju and Chungcheongbook-do Jecheon and you may go down to Sipjabong(valley).
You may reach the heliport which is located under the Sipjabong(valley) after 15 minutes. You can see Guhaksan which is located at the east side of this place and you can view this sight. If you go up through the marked flag section for 5 minutes, you can find the top of Sipjabong(valley). 983.2 m is written in topographic map in 2004 but 985m is written on the signpost at the peak. But 984.8 m is written on the direction board of Darigol and Yanganchi section.
Starting point is Wonduck-dong. If you go down through the east, this way is certain and even but steep. If you go straight for 12 minutes, you can find the turn-off. The right side leads to the valley. You should go through the left side which has marked flag. If you go down for 13 minutes, you may reach unpaved road.
If you go to the right side following the unpaved road for 18 minutes, you can find the signpost which shows 'Sanghak-dong 7.2 km, Sasirakgol(Sanghak-dong) 5.1 km'. If you pass this place and go straight for 12 minutes, you can find a big tree which is notable. If you go down through the street following this big tree for 18 minutes, you can find the field and if you go straight through the field for 4 minute, you can find the three roads.
At three roads, you should go down through the way having a water tank and behind you there is uphill road which has vinyl greenhouse. And then, you can find the valley. You can see the people who are enjoying this valley during the summer. If you go down from the turn-off for 28 minutes, you can reach a bus stop of Wonduck-dong. In front of this bus stop, there is a notice about the prevention of the forest fire. You can see that there is a hiking course. If you want to go to Sipjabong(valley) by walk, it takes 5 ~ 6 hours and you can barely get a drinking water.