Visit temples, waterfalls, and historical sites along a valley hike with spectacular views during all four seasons.

Mureung Valley (무릉계곡) is a beautiful stretch of land between Dutasan Mountain and Cheongoksan Mountain outside the coastal town of Donghae.   The valley can be reached by personal car or catch a direct bus from the Donghae Bus Terminal.  There are several hiking courses here ranging from 25-60min, but most follow a similar loop around the valley.  A great resource for travelers with a cell phone is to call the free tourist information hotline 24/7 by dialing 1330.  

The valley can be accessed year-round and offers unique and beautiful sights during each season.  However, take care if hiking in winter because snow and ice can affect climbing conditions and safety. 

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera  
  • Hiking Poles
  • Snacks/Water  
  • Sunscreen/Hat (especially in summer)

There are a few restaurants and snack vendors at the base of the valley.  Before you set out, make sure to pack a days worth of water and ample food.  Kimbap (Korean sushi) is light, healthy, and can be wrapped to go so it makes an excellent travel snack. 

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RT Distance 2 Miles
Elevation Gain 500 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Swimming, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

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