A Noted Mountain keeping a deep cultural heritage
Gayasan is a mountain created by the raised branch of Charyeong Mountains, which sneaked away from part of the Deoksungsan Provincial Park. Despite its small size, it has been well-known because of many nearby cultural remains.
Silla Dynasty constructed a Gayasan temple and performed religious rituals at the nation level, and a Deoksan district’s head official called Hyun-gam performed rituals in spring and fall even until Joseon Dynasty. The azalea and saw grass blooming along the ridge add more pleasure to climbing the mountain. For height of 600m, it gives a surprising sense of altitude because it is closer to the sea than any other inland mountain and thus rises relatively higher above the sea level. Most climbing starts or ends with moving from Namyeongun-myo(tomb) through a valley to Anbu leading the course up to Seokmunbong(peak). Seokmunbong has the most rocks than any other peak of Gayasan and leads a course along the ridge to Okyangbong.
Although these peaks seem far away, as climbers always feel when climbing mountains, it takes only less than an hour to complete the course. What is more, the well-arranged direction signs and hiking trails along with nearby cultural remains greatly please climbers hiking with their families.